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America’s National Anthem in Arabic Posted by on Nov 8, 2016 in Arabic Language

Marhaba! Millions of Americans are now heading to the polls to vote for the next President of the United States of America. As I have discussed in two recent posts on the ongoing U.S. elections in America, U.S. voters do not directly vote for the President. Given that there is a large community of Arab-Americans in the United States and elsewhere that are eligible to vote and those that have either voted early or through the U.S. Embassies, I have decided to dedicate my post today to America’s National Anthem. For your learning purposes, I have translated the lyrics of this anthem, known as the Star-Spangled Banner, to Arabic. Enjoy and if you are an Arab-American living in the United States, please make sure you head out and vote. Your vote counts and matters!!!

The Star-Spangled Banner
العلم المتلألئ بالنجوم

O say can you see by the dawn’s early light,
قل هل ترى في نور الفجر الباكر
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,
ما هتفنا له بفخر في اخر ضوء للشفق
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
خطوطه العريضة و نجومه الساطعة خلال المعركة الخطيرة
Over the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
فوق الأسوار راقبناه و هو يرفرف بأناقة
And the rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
و وهج الصواريخ, القنابل المنفجرة في السماء
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
كانوا دليل في الليل أن علمنا مازال موجود
O say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
قل هل يزال العلم المتلألئ بالنجوم يرفرف
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?
فوق أرض الأحرار و وطن الشجعان؟
Image via Pixabay (Public Domain)

Image via Pixabay (Public Domain)

For now take care and stay tuned for the answers soon!
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.