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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 offer services both from and into English.

We will make sure your requirements are covered and deliver exactly what you need. We have our team of experienced project managers, qualified translators and trusted linguists to thank for much of this.

Some facts about Arabic

  • Arabic is an official language in 26 countries.
  • You will find that many English words come from Arabic. These will for example include 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. What’s more, 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.
Everyday vocabulary
  • This vast vocabulary is not just limited to the world of poetry and literature, but also to day to day life. Arabic is also said to have hundreds of words for ‘camel’. For example, ‘Al-Jafool’ means a camel that is frightened by anything.
  • It should be noted that the word ‘camel’ is rather heavily featured throughout the language. An example of this is, ‘Trust in God, but tie up your camel’. This 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 as well. The most obvious one is that it is written from right to left. You will also find a few sounds that don’t exist in other languages, such as ‘ح’ , which is a ‘h’ sound as in ‘hubb’ (love). If you want to get an idea of how this is pronounced, you can imagine breathing on a window pane to create a mist.
Similarities and diffrences to English
  • In addition, English has many words acquired either directly from Arabic or indirectly from Arabic. Examples of this include: racquet, alchemy, alcohol, algebra, algorithm, alkaline, (the article ‘al’ in Arabic denotes ‘the’). As well as those, amber, arsenal, candy, coffee, cotton, ghoul, hazard, lemon, loofah, magazine, sherbet, sofa and tariff are also derived from Arabic.
  • What’s more, the algebraic letter ‘x’, that represents an unknown number, originates from the Arabic word ‘shay’ (thing). This was translated to ‘xay’ in Spanish, leading to its final abbreviation and use in algebra as ‘x’. Also, even the number system we use today was introduced to Europeans by Arab merchants.

Arabic language Edinburgh Scotland

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