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What Are you Thankful For? Posted by on Nov 26, 2016 in Arabic Language

Marhaba! Millions of Americans around the world celebrated Thanksgiving on Thursday November 24. In the past I have dedicated several posts on Thanksgiving, including the most important words related to this holiday. Apart from lavish dinners and great times with friends and/or family, one important aspect of this holiday is to give thanks.

Image via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 4.0)

Image via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 4.0)

Though in previous posts, I have argued that it is important give thanks every day and not on one particular day, I think one nice feature of Thanksgiving is to remind ourselves of what we are thankful for. I will share what I am thankful for every day of the year. I have translated and transliterated what I am thankful for.

I am thankful for having a wonderful and caring partner.
أنا شاكر لأجل شريكة محبة ورائعة
Ana shakir li-ajil sharika muhibba wa-ra’i’a.

I am thankful for having awesome friends.
أنا شاكر لأجل أصدقاء رائعين
Ana shakir li-ajil asdiqa’ ra’i’in.

I am thankful for having a diverse group of friends.
أنا شاكر لأجل مجموعة أصدقاء متنوعة
Ana shakir li-ajil majmu’at asdiqa’ mutanawi’a.

I am thankful for having a loving family.
أنا شاكر لأجل عائلة محبة
Ana shakir li-ajil ‘a’ila muhibba.

I am thankful for having good health.
أنا شاكر لأجل صحة جيدة
Ana shakir li-ajil suha jayida.

I am thankful for having the ability to apologize.
أنا شاكر لأجل القدرة على الإعتذار
Ana shakir li-ajil al-qudra ‘ala al-i’tithar.

I am thankful for having a home.
أنا شاكر لأن لدي منزل
Ana shakir li-an ladaya manzil.

I am thankful for having the sun’s warmth.
أنا شاكر لأجل حرارة الشمس
Ana shakir li-ajil hararat al-shams

I am thankful for having witnessed beautiful sunsets.
أنا شاكر لأني شاهدت غروب جميل
Ana shakir la-ani shahadtu ghurub jamil.

I am thankful for having a job.
أنا شاكر لأن لدي وظيفة
Ana shakir li-an ladaya wadhifa.

How about you? What are you thankful for? Friends, family, love etc.?
وماذا عنك؟ ما اللذي أنت شاكر عليه؟ أصدقاء، عائلة، حب؟..إلخ
Wa-matha ‘anka? ma al-lathi anta shakir ‘alayhi? asdiqa’, ‘a’ila, hub…?

Image by Elena Roussakis via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Image by Elena Roussakis via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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

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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.