Air and Space in Arabic
Today’s morning traffic was a little bit unusual in the DC metropolitan area, especially in Northern Virginia and the reason was not even on the ground. Almost everyone, who was not driving, was scanning the sky for that very last glance at the Space Shuttle Discovery before landing at the Dulles International Airport. At some point, the scene looked like it was taken from a sci-fi movie where everybody is looking above and screaming (for joy). So I decided to take this opportunity to write about the subject and hopefully help someone learn what the Arabic word equivalent to “Space Shuttle” is.
|Shuttle | makūk | مكوك||Space Shuttle | Makūkun Fadā’ī | مكوك فضائي||Airplane | Tā’irah | طائرة|
|Rocket | Sārūkh | صاروخ||Astronaut | rā’edu fadā’ | رائد فضاء||Satellite | Qamar Istinā’ī | قمر إصطناعي|
|Universe | Kawn | كون||Space | Fadā’ | فضاء||Planet | Kawkab | كوكب|
|Sun | Shams | شمس||Earth | Ard | أرض||Moon | Qamar | قمر|