Witness to War Crimes in Syria

It’s been a busy week for events. Last night, I attended “Witness to War Crimes in Syria”, which was hosted by the Syria Solidarity Campaign at UCL.

The speakers at the event were  Haytham AlhamwiPaul Conroy, Ann Hannah, and Toby Cadman.

This was probably one of the hardest, yet most important, events I’ve attended. It’s one thing to know or have read about Assad’s policies of torture, siege, and starvation, it’s quite another to hear about them from someone who experienced it first hand. I was completely in awe of the bravery and resilience of the people who were able to recount what happened to them.

I definitely recommend watching this.

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Arabic Vocab – Mar 15th

This is our last vocab list! I’m sure during my revision for exams I’ll come across some more new words, so I’ll try to post another list or two up if I have time.

ENGLISH ARABIC SINGULAR ARABIC PLURAL MASCULINE ARABIC PLURAL FEMININE
collection

مُجْموعة

post, position

مَنصِب

مناصِب

Prophet

نَبِيّ

أنْبياء

report

تقْرير

تقارير

ruler

حاكِم

حُكام

leader

قائد

قُوّاد

 قادة

morals

أخْلاق

ethical

أحلاقِيّ

regime

نِظام

أنْظِمة

world

 عالَم

wine

 نبيذ

great

عظيم

exhibition, fair

مَعرَض

معارض

publisher

ناشِر

progress

تَقَدُّم

movement

حَركة

century

قُرن

قُرون

Verbs

ENGLISH ARABIC VERB: PAST TENSE ARABIC VERB: PRESENT TENSE
to follow

تَبِعَ

يَتْبَعُ

to begin

 بَدَأَ

يَبْدَأَ

to announce

 أَعْاَنَ

to reform

أصْلَحَ

to speak

تَكَلَّمَ

to put

وَضَعَ

يَضَعُ

to continue

 إسْتَمَرَّ

to live

عاشَ

 يَعيشُ

to launch, to open

إفْتَتَحَ

to offer, to showcase

 عَرَضَ

يَعْرِضُ

to move, to translate

 نَقَلَ

 يَنْقُلُ

Til next week!

Arabic Vocab – Mar 8th

We’re coming up to the end of the term soon (how did that happen??), so we just have a couple vocab lists left, and then it’s starting revision for exams!

ENGLISH ARABIC SINGULAR ARABIC PLURAL MASCULINE ARABIC PLURAL FEMININE
firm, foundation

 مُؤَسّسة

security, protection

أمان

ticket, (ID) card

 بِطاقة

considerable, big

 بالِغ

pupil, student

تِلْميذ

تلاميذ

probable(ly), potential(ly)

مُحْتمل

Minister of the Interior

 وزير الدّاجِليّة

Minister of Foreign Affairs

 وزير الخارِجيّة

people (as in ‘the Nation’)

شعْب

شعوب

newspaper

صحيفة

صُحُف

issued, published by

صادِر عن

many

 عديد

immediately

فوْراً

decision

 قرار

summit

 قِمّة

قِمم

distinguished, outstanding

مُتميّز

region

مِنْطقة

مناطِق

Verbs

ENGLISH ARABIC VERB: PAST TENSE ARABIC VERB: PRESENT TENSE
to converse

حَدَثَ

to bring along

 أحْضر

to mention

ذَكَرَ

to return / go back

 رَجَعَ

to accompany

 رافَقَ

to hand over

سَلَّمَ

to participate / take part

 شارَكَ

to issue

 أصْدَرَ

to present, introduce to someone

 قَدَّمَ إلى

to accomplish / achieve / complete successfully

 أنْجَزَ

to continue something

 واصَلَ

Til next week!

Arabic Vocab – Mar 1st

We’ve been focusing on verb conjugations in February (and there was reading week!) so here is our latest vocab list.

ENGLISH ARABIC SINGULAR ARABIC PLURAL MASCULINE ARABIC PLURAL FEMININE
modern

حَديث

a study, studying

 دِراسة

national day

 عيد و طنيّ

conference

مُؤْتمر

easy

سَهْل

novel

رِولية

many

كَثير

foreign

 أجْنبيّ

 أجانِب

political, politician

 سِياسيّ

meeting

إجْتِماع

Caliph

خليفة

son

إبْن

 أبناء

father

 أب

 آباء

mother

 أَمّ

 أَمَّهات

exam

 إمْتِحان

manager

 مُدير

مُدَراء

between, among

 بَيْنَ

since

 مُنْذُ

coming from

قادِم مِن

Verbs

ENGLISH ARABIC VERB: PAST TENSE ARABIC VERB: PRESENT TENSE
to discuss

ناقَشَ

to leave, to abandon, to quit

 تَرَكَ

يَتْرُكُ

to hold (for a conference)

عَقَدَ

to be held (for a conference)

 إنْعَقَدَ

to achieve, to get something done

أنْجَزَ

to decide

 قَرَّرَ

to deliver, to submit

 سَلَّمَ

to succeed someone

 خَلَفَ

to succeed (in something)

نَخَحَ

to establish

 أسَّسَ

to expect, to predict

 تَوَقَّعَ

to meet (more official)

 إجْتَمَعَ

to use

إسْتَعْمَلَ

Til next week!