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48 [forty-eight]

Vacation activities


‫48[ثمانية وأربعون]‬

‫نشاط الإجازة / العطلة‬


Is the beach clean?
‫هل الشاطئ نظيف؟‬
hl alshshati nazif?
Can one swim there?
‫هل السباحة ممكنة هناك؟‬
hl alsabbahat mumkinatan hunak?
Isn’t it dangerous to swim there?
‫هل السباحةخطرة هناك؟‬
hl alsabahtkhtrt hnak?
Can one rent a sun umbrella / parasol here?
‫أيمكننااستئجار مظلة؟‬
ayamkanunaastijar muzlat?
Can one rent a deck chair here?
‫أيمكننا استئجار كرسي مريح قابل للطي؟‬
aymkanna aistijar kursiin murih qabil lilty?
Can one rent a boat here?
‫أيمكننا استئجار قارب؟‬
ayamkanna aistijar qarba?
I would like to surf.
‫أحب ركوب الأمواج.‬
ahab rukub al'amwaj.
I would like to dive.
‫أحب الغطس.‬
ahub alghatsa.
I would like to water ski.
‫أحب التزلق على الماء.‬
ahub altazaluq ealaa alma'.
Can one rent a surfboard?
‫أيمكننا استئجار خشبة الانزلاق؟‬
aymkanna aistijar khshbt alainzilaq?
Can one rent diving equipment?
‫أيمكننا استئجار معدات الغوص؟‬
aymkanna aistijar mueaddat alghaws?
Can one rent water skis?
‫أيمكننا استئجار زحافات الماء؟‬
aymkanna aistijar zahafat alma'?
I’m only a beginner.
‫أنا لست سوى مبتدئ.‬
ana last siwaa mubtady.
I’m moderately good.
‫إنني معتدل.‬
'iinani muetadla.
I’m pretty good at it.
‫إني على دراية بذلك.‬
'iini ealaa dirayat badhlka.
Where is the ski lift?
‫أين هو المصعد الهوائي؟‬
'ayn hu almasead alhawayiy?
Do you have skis?
‫هل لديك خشبة التزلج؟‬
hl ladayk khshbt altazlj?
Do you have ski boots?
‫هل لديك أحذية التزلج؟‬
hl ladayk 'ahdhiat altazlj?

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Turkish is one of the nearly 40 Turk languages. It is most closely related to the Azerbaijani language. It is the native or second language of more than 80 million people. These people live primarily in Turkey and in the Balkans. Emigrants also took Turkish to Europe, America and Australia. Turkish has also been influenced by other languages. The vocabulary contains words from Arabic and French. A hallmark of the Turkish language is the many different dialects.

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