Arabic
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈæɹəbɪk/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈæɹəbɪk/, /ˈɛɹəbɪk/

Adjective

Arabic (not comparable)

  1. Related to the Arabic language.
    • One day my UN students asked me, "Which is the Arabic country where the best Arabic is spoken?" I quickly replied, "Bosnia." They exclaimed, "But Bosnia is not an Arab country!"
  2. Of, from, or pertaining to Arab countries or cultural behaviour (see also Arab as an adjective).
    • White chalk on the fascia board above the Arabic-food stall reads "Lebanon" and "Lebs rule".
Translations Proper noun
  1. A major Semitic language originating from the Arabian peninsula, and now spoken natively (in various spoken dialects, all sharing a single highly conservative standardized literary form) throughout large sections of the Middle East and North Africa.
  2. The Aramaic-derived alphabet used to write the Arabic, Persian, Pashto, Urdu, and Uyghur languages, among others.
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