sorry, wrote the wrong word Ehad

Talk about ArabicPod lessons

Moderator: Ehab

sorry, wrote the wrong word Ehad

Postby flyonthree » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:13 pm

I mistaken the word. It's actually what you says in response to shukran.
Does the word "3afwan" mean your welcome, sorry, and excuse me depending on how and when used in a conversation?
flyonthree
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Jun 22, 2008 2:25 pm

Re: sorry, wrote the wrong word Ehad

Postby LADreamr » Mon Jun 23, 2008 5:13 pm

Isn't sorry, "aasif"?
LADreamr
 
Posts: 18
Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:40 pm

Re: sorry, wrote the wrong word Ehad

Postby Ehab » Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:36 pm

Flyonthree, you are absolutely right, 3afwan can be used as (welcome), (sorry) and (excuse me), it is all about the context.
If it is an answer for (shokran), then it means (Welcome).. If it is said after doing a minor mistake like turning the tv volume down instead of up, you say (3afwan), here it means (sorry), and finally if you want a to ask someone in the street a question, you can say (3afwan a7'i) which is (excuse me brother).
LADreamr, (aasef) means sorry, but it is stronger than (3afwan).
Hope the examples made it clear.
User avatar
Ehab
Site Admin
 
Posts: 193
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:54 pm

Re: sorry, wrote the wrong word Ehad

Postby LADreamr » Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:17 pm

Thanks, Ehab. I didn't know you could use it for "sorry," too.
LADreamr
 
Posts: 18
Joined: Tue Mar 18, 2008 8:40 pm

Re: sorry, wrote the wrong word Ehad

Postby flyonthree » Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:28 am

Does nadim also mean sorry, Ehad?
flyonthree
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Sun Jun 22, 2008 2:25 pm

Re: sorry, wrote the wrong word Ehad

Postby Ehab » Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:32 pm

You mean NADAM, no it not (sorry),, it is (regret).
By the way, my name is Ehab :)
User avatar
Ehab
Site Admin
 
Posts: 193
Joined: Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:54 pm


Return to Lesson Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron