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« on: Feb 26, 2009 06:10 AM »


How do you guys look up Arabic words online? Especially looking for resources that might include technical dictionaries and the equivalent saying in Arabic for English expressions? For ex. what do you call the backing of an earing? or the lobster clasp? Or clues as opposed to hints? what are the names for different types of brushes? dust pin? bubble wrap? etc.

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« Reply #1 on: Feb 26, 2009 01:04 PM »

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I don't Smiley for my knowledge of Arabic is rather poor. I am still trying to learn the Arabic of the Quran, and I am back at lesson 1.

Anyway, your question reminded me that there are free online Arabic and English-Arabic dictionaries. Here are some:

   1. English-Arabic Online Dictionary. Free online English-Arabic ... 
Ectaco, Inc. offer free Arabic-English-Arabic online dictionary, free online Arabic-English-Arabic translation service.
http://www.ectaco.co.uk/English-Arabic-Dictionary/ - 25k - Cached - Similar pages

   2. Free English Arabic Dictionary Dictionary by Babylon 
This comprehensive collection of free online English Arabic Dictionaries is a must for anyone learning one of these languages.
http://www.babylon.com/define/98/English-Arabic-Dictionary-Online.html - 25k - Cached - Similar pages

   3. Nastik English-Arabic dictionary 
English-Arabic dictionary / قاموس إنجليزي - عربي. ... Type your query word into the input field above. You can type either in English or in Arabic. ...
http://www.tps.edu.ee/nastik/ar-en/ - 3k - Cached - Similar pages

   4. English Arabic online dictionary. Free Arabic English online ... 
Add this LingvoSoft Online Dictionary to your Favorites! You may place our online dictionaries on your site for free. How to translate: ...
http://www.lingvosoft.com/English-Arabic-Dictionary/ - 25k - Cached - Similar pages

   5. Muttaqun OnLine: Learn to Speak Arabic: English to Arabic Dictionary 
Free Arabic, English, Translation, and Sound files provided for easy, quick learning.
http://muttaqun.com/arabic/english2arabic.html - 25k - Cached - Similar pages

   6. English - Arabic dictionary with translation to phonetics ... 
This free online English - Arabic dictionary, with translation into phonetics, contains more than 2000 words in its lexicon, which is constantly updated ...
http://www.firdaous.com/en/0023.htm - 6k - Cached - Similar pages

That sould be enough. If you need more links, here is a search result from google:

<http://www.google.com/search?q=English-Arabic+Dictionary&rls=com.microsoft:*:IE-SearchBox&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&sourceid=ie7&rlz=1I7ADBR>

and again, I used the Nastik online dictionary to search for the Arabic meanings of "brush". Here are the results:

about the dictionary search tips   
english / عربي  x  »    
exact matches: 1   

Brush   الفرشة
partial matches: 23   
Airbrush   البخّاخة
Airbrushed   رشّ
Airbrushes   البخّاخات
Brushed   ناعم
Brusher   المفرش بالفرشاة
Brushes   الفرش
Brushier   كَثِيث
Brushing   التّنظيف
Brushlike   يشبه الفرشاة
Brushwood   العيدان
Brushwork   الرّسم
Brushy   كثيف
Clothesbrush   فرشاة الملابس
Hairbrush   فرشاة الشعر
Hairbrushes   فرش الشعر
Paintbrush   فرشاة الرسم
Sagebrush   الميرميّة
Sagebrushes   الميرميّة
Tooth-brush   فرشاة الأسنان
Toothbrush   فرشاة الأسنان
Toothbrushes   فرش الأسنان
Toothbrushing   تنظيف الأسنان
Underbrush   الشّجيرات النّامية تحت الأشجار الكبيرة


Nastik v1.5 uses Arabeyes English-Arabic wordlist.

Inserted from <http://www.tps.edu.ee/nastik/ar-en/index.php?q=brush>
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« Reply #2 on: Feb 27, 2009 04:20 PM »

If you are doing advanced writing like that you would have some basic Arabic I think? If so, you should buy some real dictionaries/dictionary software. You could look up these words that you're looking for. And once you have some Arabic you should buy Arabic to Arabic dictionaries this would help when you're looking for nuances.

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« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2011 03:00 PM »

Some good resource here. Muttagun is very good Smiley

Learn Arabic online at www.learn-how-to-speak-arabic.com, if you want the very best course teaching how to learn Arabic.
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