My Name In Arabic: Lily

Posted on: Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 10 comments

Update: Check out my new article on Arabic name translations. Today I received a request for an Arabic tattoo via email from Lizzie: Hello there I was on your website and was wondering if you could possibly translate something for me. I’d like the name ‘Lily’ in Arabic as a … Continue reading

Free Report Shows You How To Learn Over 200 Arabic Words Effortlessly

Posted on: Tuesday, September 29th, 2009 0 comments

From today on you’ll be able to download my free report on Arabic words that you already “know” from English. These are words such as “cave”, “television”, “kebab” and “tomatoes” – in Arabic: “kahf”, “taleefizyoon”, “kabaab” and “TamaaTim”. These are an easy 200 Arabic words that you can add to … Continue reading

Nothing Is True, Everything Is Permitted

Posted on: Monday, September 28th, 2009 13 comments

Another translation request. This time it’s for an interesting aphorism. I was wondering if you might be willing to translate the phrase “Nothing is true; everything is permissible.” The saying has always fascinated me as it seems contradictory and at one turn seems to promote lawlessness but to my mind goes … Continue reading

We Dreamed Of You Yesterday

Posted on: Monday, September 28th, 2009 1 comments

Today a reader sent me this request for a quick translation: I came across your website Arabic Genie and I am wondering if you can help me. Could you please tell me what “7almana feek ams!” means in english?? I assume that this is a transcription of the Arabic حَلَمْنا … Continue reading

Do You Speak Arabic Chat? ta7ki 3arabi?

Posted on: Friday, September 25th, 2009 104 comments

When chatting online Arabs often use the Latin letters to write in Arabic instead of the Arabic alphabet. And, because certain sounds in the Arabic alphabet don’t have a counterpart in Western languages, there are a number of symbols used to represent these special sounds. So don’t be surprised to … Continue reading

Quick And Easy Way To Learn The Arabic Alphabet

Posted on: Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 0 comments

Finally! Today I published Arabic Genie’s Magic Key To The Arabic Alphabet. It contains a unique method for learning the Arabic letters that hasn’t been published anywhere before. Instead of rote memorization, the method works through the use of mnemonics, or memory aids, that anchor the shape and sound of … Continue reading

Arabic Short Vowels – what you need to know about tashkeel and harakaat

Posted on: Saturday, September 12th, 2009 8 comments

Arabic vocalization or تشكيل (tashkeel) is used to indicate the short vowels (a, i, u) that are usually not written in Arabic. There are three short vowel sings or حركات (harakaat) and a few more additional signs to indicate the absence of a vowel, the prolongation of an alif and … Continue reading

Arabic Tattoos – Another Reader Request: never give up, unbreakable, strength and courage

Posted on: Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 189 comments

Today I received another request for a translation of a few English phrases into Arabic for the purpose of an Arabic tattoo: Hi Max, I have been reading your blog from australia and its fantastic, i really enjoy it. I noticed that you did a translation for one of your … Continue reading