Arabic language Edinburgh Scotland

Arabic language Edinburgh Scotland

The Language Room has provided Arabic language services to our clients for the last ten years. Arabic language Edinburgh Scotland offer translation, interpretation and voice-over/dubbing and we work from English and into English.

We make sure your requirements are covered and deliver exactly what you need thanks to our team of experienced project managers, qualified translators and trusted linguists.

Some facts about Arabic

  • Arabic is an official language in 26 countries.
  • Many English words come from Arabic such as cotton (قطن, koton), sugar (سكر, succar), guitar (قيثارة, githara), lemon (ليمون, laymoon) and… alcohol (الكحول, alcoo’hool).
  • Arabic has at least 11 words for love and each of them conveys a different stage in the process of falling in love. The word ‘hawa’, for example, describes the initial attraction or inclining of the soul or mind towards another. This expansive vocabulary is not just limited to the world of poetry and literature, but also practical life. Arabic is said to have hundreds of words for ‘camel’. For example, ‘Al-Jafool’ means a camel that is frightened by anything. Another example, ‘Trust in God, but tie up your camel’ is a great (and practical) Arabic proverb used to express the nature of destiny and personal responsibility.
  • There are many differences between Arabic and English, the most obvious one being that it is written from right to left. There are also a few sounds that don’t exist in other languages, such as ‘ح’ , which is a ‘h’ sound as in ‘hubb’ (love). To get an idea of how this is pronounced, imagine breathing on a window pane to create a mist.
  • English has many words acquired either directly from Arabic or indirectly from Arabic. Examples include: racquet, alchemy, alcohol, algebra, algorithm, alkaline, (the article ‘al’ in Arabic denotes ‘the’). Other are amber, arsenal, candy, coffee, cotton, ghoul, hazard, lemon, loofah, magazine, sherbet, sofa and tariff.
  • The algebraic letter ‘x’ that represents an unknown number, originates from the Arabic word ‘shay’ (thing). This was translated to ‘xay’ in Spain, leading to its final abbreviation and use in algebra as ‘x’. Even the number system used today was introduced to Europeans by Arab merchants.

Arabic language Edinburgh Scotland

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