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    I'd like to learn words that both Arabic and Urdu have in common.. does anyone know any?

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    re: Arabic/Urdu words in common



    There are many words that are common in both Arabic and Urdu. Sometimes the pronounciation may be different...right now these ones come to my mind:
    - Kitaab (book)
    - Insaan (human)
    - Dunya (world)
    - Sabr (patience)
    - Shukr (thankful)
    - Qawm (nation)
    - Niyat or Niyah in Arabic (intention)
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    re: Arabic/Urdu words in common

    interesting.. Jazaki Allah khyran..
    Quote Originally Posted by tw009 View Post
    Qawm (nation)
    قوم is more like folk but I guess nation works too..

    anymore??????
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    re: Arabic/Urdu words in common

    galat - wrong
    sahih - correct

    Can't remember anymore.
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    re: Arabic/Urdu words in common

    Ijazat - permission
    mawt - death
    Haq - truth, rights
    ilm - knowlegde

    Millions more probably as Urdu is a combination of persian, Hindi and arabic words.
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    re: Arabic/Urdu words in common

    nice nice jzk
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    re: Arabic/Urdu words in common

    there are so many common words. even i dont know arabic very well but many times when i am listening to quran, i got the meaning of aya by common words of urdu and arabic.
    eg
    kullo nafs zaiqatal mout
    (in urdu nafs mean humans, zaiqa mean taste, mout mean death. mean all are common words)
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    re: Arabic/Urdu words in common

    Kursi lol means chair in both.
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    re: Arabic/Urdu words in common

    Quote Originally Posted by zÂk View Post
    Urdu got many words from arabic But there are also some words which mean differently in both. Like Shahr, in Arabic it's month, but in urdu it's city.

    yeah that is what made me think of this topic I remember our br. whatishisscreenname I really forgot was arguing with me about words meaning one thing and clearly they meant another in Arabic.. it was an interesting ..

    maybe we can pepper this with words that sound the same but mean different things too.. I am trying to learn for I have too many pakistani friends I want to be hospitable and give the illusion that I know what I am talking about

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    re: Arabic/Urdu words in common

    Quote Originally Posted by Ghazalah View Post
    Kursi lol means chair in both.

    kursi also means chair in bahasa Indonesia.
    And from the common urdu and arab words written here, most of them are bahasa indonesia words as well

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    re: Arabic/Urdu words in common



    Here are some differences:

    kam (Arabic how much, how many) but Urdu = less
    ghussa = choking? in Arabic, but anger in Urdu
    ghaleez - Qur'anic Arabic = firm/strong (as in meethaqan ghaleetha)?, but means filthy in Urdu
    ghareeb = strange in Arabic, but means poor in Urdu

    And looooooads of same ones, but just a few here:
    jayb = pocket
    7aal = condition/state
    imti7aan= examination
    khabeeth (urdu pron khabees) = evil/wicked
    akthar (Urdu pron aksar) = most
    yaqeen = certainty
    taqreeban - about/approximately
    ya3ni = that is/in other words
    waqt= time
    mushkil = problem/difficulty
    3aql = sense/brain
    da3eef (urdu pron zaeef) = weak
    awlad = offspring
    qareeb = near
    qabd (Urdu pron qabz) = constipation
    qanoon = law
    tarjama = translation
    intizaar = waiting
    khala = mother's sister
    jawab = answer
    qabool = to accept
    shatranj =chess
    i3tiraaf = acknowledgement/recognition
    inqilaab = revolution
    shadeed = severe
    shiddat = severity
    mukhtalif = different
    3ilm = knowledge
    mithaal (Urdu pron misaal) = example
    shamaal = north
    jaahil = ignorant
    qaatil/maqtool = killer/killed
    tarbiyyat = upbringing (no shaddah on ya in Arabic?)
    tarteeb = arrangement
    intikhaab = election
    3ajeeb = strange

    I could go on, but those are the ones that immediately come to mind..
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    re: Arabic/Urdu words in common

    wow sr. insaanah masha'Allah.. God How I wish I had you as a lab partner back in the day when I was struggling with O chem..

    what about zhaleel? I just heard that the other day, is that an urdu word? in Arabic it means like a lowly person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by naidamar View Post
    kursi also means chair in bahasa Indonesia.
    good to know!!...seriously SubhanAllah!

    okay...lemme give it a try..
    majnoon - "crazy" in Arabic.....a slight variant majnoo means "romeo"/"a guy crazily in love" in Urdu (btw "guy" when pronounced as such means "cow" in Hindi LOL)
    intiqal - "change" or i think it's "transfer" in Arabic and "death"/"decease" in Urdu
    ma3loom - "something known" (Ara) and "to know something" (Urdu)
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    Quote Originally Posted by τhε ṿαlε'ṡ lïlÿ View Post
    God How I wish I had you as a lab partner back in the day when I was struggling with O chem..
    totally!!...chemistry lab was a nightmare for me!!


    i think zhaleel means a dishonest or probably a dishonorable person....i'm not sure tho...
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    Quote Originally Posted by τhε ṿαlε'ṡ lïlÿ View Post
    what about zhaleel? I just heard that the other day, is that an urdu word? in Arabic it means like a lowly person.
    Yup. But pronounced zaleel. Means disgraced, humiliated, or brought low.

    Oh and a couple more:

    ghadhab (Urdu pron ghazab) = anger, rage, wrath
    daroorat/daroori (Urdu pron zaroorat/zaroori) = necessity or need/necessary

    Edit:
    And a couple more, libaas = costume/clothing
    gham = grief/sorrow
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    Quote Originally Posted by zÂk View Post

    That's same in arabic too? :><:
    It sure is

    Quote Originally Posted by Insaanah View Post
    libaas
    but we usually use that to denote undergarments than anything else..
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    re: Arabic/Urdu words in common

    Hawaa is another one... Both mean wind but with different pronouniation.

    Hawaa and huwaa

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    I got some more ....=)

    mowz is banana in Arabic and mowze means socks in urdu
    kaan- 'to be'/was (Ara), ear (Urdu)
    taalib- student in both
    3amal-to act
    faqeer-"poor" in both
    ghareeb- strange (Ara), poor (Urdu).....(reminds me of the nasheed "Laysal Ghareeb"...luv it! )
    Shaam- Syria in both (right?)...it also means "evening" in Urdu
    nasheed- a song in both
    nadhara-sunglasses (Ara...i think so), a scenery (urdu)
    ziyada - "excess" in both
    su-aal- question ....pronounced as sawaal in Urdu
    kitaab- book
    madrasah-school (Ara)...among the Indians and Pakistanis it's usually stereotyped as "a place for learning Quran" (as far as i know it's usually considered secondary to modern education among many....people regard students studying there to be backward and underprivileged....ughhhhh!! )


    don't think i can continue any further for now....i'm all flared up!

    ma'assalaam....
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    ^ always heard banana as kela, never mowz :\
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    if you use kela in hyderabad, people look at you like
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