Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Arabic Alphabet Animals

This sign advertising Arabic-language lessons has been posted up around my place of work for a few months now.

The alphabet proceeds right-to-left (note the use of red to indicate the first letter of each word) and the list includes a few animals with names relatively similar to their English counterparts: e.g. in the first row جمل (jamal) = camel; in the second row  زرافة (zaraafah) = giraffe; in the third row غزال (ghazaal) = gazelle.

P.S. [Added September 2010] I've noticed that you can find a larger version of this chart (with basic Arabic lessons) at this website.

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