Thursday, 3 July 2014

The morning and the evening light نور




The morning and the evening light


نور
noor


One of my favourite words in Arabic is noor, which means light. When you meet someone on the street in the morning in Beirut you can say sabaah al-kheir, good morning, and they will reply sabaah al-noor, which means, in literal translation, 'the morning light.' In the evening, you can say to someone masaah al-kheir, good evening, to which they will reply masaah al-noor, 'the evening light'.











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