Let's expand our vocabulary in Arabic, by learning from warning and caution signs that we regularly see in our environment. It is also vital to know the meaning of these words, even if you think you know what the image stands for, just in case. It is also equally important to know how to ask for help in Arabic, in case of an emergency.
Here is most of the most common signs. (Keep visiting back; new pictures will be added all the time! Got any quires or questions, please comment or e-mail and I will try my best to create the relevant learning content in Arabic. You decide the content, so please let me know!)
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Not Permitted ⛔ and Permitted ✅ in Arabic. مَمْنوع: اسم المفعول من منَعَ Passive partciple from verb مَنَعَ
المَمْنوعُ مِنَ الصَّرْف (Al-mamnou'u mina as-sarf) diptote nouns that do not take nunation or Kasra vowel, but only Damma and Fatha.
مَمْنوعٌ المُرور (Mamnou'un al-murour) No way through
مَنْع (Man') Masdar/ verbal noun
مَنْعُ التَّجَوُّلِ (Man'u at-tajawwul) Curfew
مَنْعُ الْحَمْلِ (Man'u al-haml) Contraception
مَسْموح: اسم المفعول من سَمَحَ Passive participle from verb سَمَحَ
مَسْموحٌ بِه (Masmouhun bih) Something that is permitted or allowed
لا سمَح الله (Laa samaha Allah) God forbid
إذَا سَمَحْتَ (Izaa samaht) If you please (allow)/ Please
Danger = خَطَر = Khaţar
Caution/Beware = اِحذَرْ = Iḩdhar = verb to be careful; warn; watch out... اِنْتَبِه = intabih= verb to pay attention/ look out/ watch out
Warning= تَحْذير= taḩdhīr / Attention= تَنْبيه = tanbīh
Stop! = قِفْ = qif
Don't/ No... = لا... = Lā...
Slow down = تَمَهَّلْ = tamahhal
CCTV surveillance = المَوْقِعُ مُراقَبٌ بِالكاميرات
Now, asking for help in Arabic:
طَلَبَ = talba= verb to call (for) / summon/ send for...
اُطْلُبِ الشُّرطَة! [ʼUtlubi-sh-shurtah!] Call the police! (You)=singular masculine/ addressing a male call the police!
اُطْلُبْ سَيّارةَ إِسْعاف! [ʼUtlub sayyārata ʼisʻāf!] Call an ambulance! (You)=singular masculine/ adressing a male call an ambulance!
اُطْلُبي = ʼUtlubī = You/ singular feminine/ addressing a female/ add an "ee" or "ī" sound
ساعِدوني [Sāʻidūnī] Help me! (You all)=adressing many people/ masculine plural conjugation= help me!
أَنْقِذْوني [ʼAnqizūnī] Rescue me! (You all)=adressing many people/ masculine plural conjugation= rescue me!
حالَةٌ طارِئَة [ḩāla(tun) ţāri’ah] Emergency case
أنا مَريض. [ʼAnā marīd.] I am sick.
أَحتاجُ إلى طبيبٍ/ مستشفىً. [ʼAhtāju ’ilá ţabīb/ mustashfa(n).] I need a doctor/ hospital.
اِتَّصِلْ بِالإِسعاف/ بِالشُّرطَة. [ʼIttaşil bil-ʼis’ āf.] Call an ambulance/ the police. (ʼIttasil= phone or call by phone; contact...) Addressing 1 person/ singular masculine اِتَّصِلوا= ʼIttaşilū for plural masculine
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