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Adele Does it Again by Breaking World Records (2) Posted by on Dec 27, 2015 in Arabic Language

Marhaba! Hope you enjoyed reading about how Adele’s album is outselling other albums in the United States, Great Britain, and other places. I have heard at least two renditions of her latest hit ‘Hello.’ One is a techno version and the second is a parody version of Hello sung by Darth Vader to coincide with the recent release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Today I am sharing the answers to the questions, the translation of the key sentence, the two recent renditions of ‘Hello’, and two of my favorite Adele songs. Enjoy the last days of 2015 and stay tuned for one-of-a-kind end of year post.

Image by AlexKormisPS (ALM) via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Image by AlexKormisPS (ALM) via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

1) About 3 million copies in the first week of its release.
حوالي ثلاثة ملايين نسخة في الأسبوع الأول من إصداره

2) The album achieved more than 800 thousand copies in sales in the first week of its release in the United Kingdom.
حقق الألبوم مبيعات تجاوزت 800 ألف نسخة في الأسبوع الأول من إصداره في المملكة المتحدة

3) Album ‘25’ occupied the highest sold album for the year 2015 surpassing the sales of the album ‘1989’ by the American singer Taylor Swift.
احتل ألبوم “25 أعلى الألبومات مبيعا لعام 2015، متجاوزا مبيعات ألبوم “1989” للمغنية الأمريكية تيلور سويفت


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4) The New York Times faced criticism for tweeting sexist and demeaning tweets to promote an article about the British singer.
تعرضت صحيفة نيويورك تايمز الأمريكية لانتقادات بسبب تغريدة “متحيزة جنسيا” و”مهينة” للترويج لمقال عن المغنية البريطانية

5) Translate the following sentence to English:

أم تبلغ من العمر 27 عاما نادرا ما تستخدم مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي تبيع المزيد من الألبومات أكثر من أي شخص آخر اعتقد أنه أمر ممكن

A 27-year-old mother who barely uses social media sells more albums that any other person I think is not possible.

Techno version of ‘Hello’

Parody version of ‘Hello’

Theme song of the James Bond blockbuster ‘Skyfall’

Song called ‘Someone Like You’ from her album titled 21.

For now take care and stay tuned for upcoming posts!
Happy Learning!
Have a nice day!!
نهاركم سعيد

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About the Author: jesa

Salam everyone! Born as an American to two originally Arab parents, I have been raised and have spent most of my life in Beirut, Lebanon. I have lived my good times and my bad times in Beirut. I was but a young child when I had to learn to share my toys and food with others as we hid from bombs and fighting during the Lebanese Civil War. I feel my connection to Arabic as both a language and culture is severing and so it is with you, my readers and fellow Arabic lovers, and through you that I wish to reestablish this connection by creating one for you.