Arabic vs Tagalog - What's the difference?

arabic | tagalog |


As an adjective arabic

is related to the.

As a proper noun arabic

is a major semitic language originating from the arabian peninsula, and now spoken natively (in various spoken dialects, all sharing a single highly conservative standardized literary form) throughout large sections of the middle east and north africa.

As a noun tagalog is

tagalog, the tagalog language, native language of the philippines.

arabic

English

(wikipedia Arabic)

Alternative forms

* Arabick (obsolete)

Adjective

(-)
  • Related to the .
  • *
  • One day my UN students asked me, "Which is the Arabic' country where the best Arabic is spoken?" I quickly replied, "Bosnia." They exclaimed, "But Bosnia is not an ' Arab country!"
  • Of, from, or pertaining to Arab countries or cultural behaviour (see also Arab as an adjective).
  • *
  • White chalk on the fascia board above the Arabic-food stall reads "Lebanon''" and "''Lebs rule ".

    Usage notes

    * The adjective (term) is commonly used in reference to language, and in traditional phrases such as (Arabic numeral) or (gum arabic). Its use is controversial and often deprecated in reference to people or countries, where the adjective (Arab) is preferred.

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A major Semitic language originating from the Arabian peninsula, and now spoken natively (in various spoken dialects, all sharing a single highly conservative standardized literary form) throughout large sections of the Middle East and North Africa.
  • The Aramaic-derived alphabet used to write the Arabic, Persian, Pashto, Urdu, and Uyghur languages, among others.
  • Derived terms

    * Arabic numeral * Arabic script * Arabic scale * Hispano-Arabic * Mozarabic

    See also

    (wikibooks Arabic) * (ar) * Language list * * (Arabic language) * * Arab * Arabian

    tagalog

    Proper noun

    (en proper noun)
  • A language spoken in the Philippines, in particular, Metro Manila and its surrounding provinces such as Bulacan, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Bataan, Rizal, Marinduque, Mindoro, and Quezon.
  • Noun

    (en-noun)
  • A member of the second largest Filipino ethnic group.
  • Adjective

    (-)
  • Of or relating to the Tagalogs.
  • See also

    * * (tl) * Language list