adapted from the News in Simplified Arabic, a project of the National Capital Language Resource Center: www.nclrc.org

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"kadima" itqdm oly "allikud" bfarq mqod

" Kadima " ahead of the " Likud " behind seat

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ƶom ékbr ħƶbin ísraýiliin ánhma ħqqa alfuƶ fi aalntxabat alniabie alílsraýilie, íţr źhur alntaýg alrsmie, ualti tkjft on mfagáe btqdm alħƶb alħakm, kadima, qlilaṇ ,

The two largest parties claimed the Israelis that they have achieved victory in parliamentary elections Alelsraúalah , following the emergence of official results, which unfolded on the progress of a surprise ruling party , Kadima , a little bit ,

rǵm án·h kan mn almtuqo fuƶ mnafsh ħƶb allikud, fima kjft alntaýg án ísraýil ttgh iminaṇ btqdm allikud uísraýil bitna utrago ħƶb aloml íly almrkƶ alrabo, jm ħƶb jas

although rival Likud party was expected to win, while the results revealed that Israel go right progress of the Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu and the decline Labor Party to fourth place , then the Shas party

uqalt rýise ħƶb kadima, uuƶire alxargie alħalie, tsibi lifni, ín alntaýg tźhr án ħƶbha "imţl alqasm almjtrk llmgtmo alísraýili"

The head of the Kadima Party , and the current Foreign Minister , Tzipi Livni , said the results show that her party " Represents the common denominator of Israeli society "

udot lifni, ƶoim ħƶb allikud, bniamin ntniahu, íly "aħtram íxtiar alísraýiliin ualanđmam íly ħkume uħde bqiade kadima"?

She called Livni , the leader of the Likud Party , Benjamin Netanyahu , to " respect the choice of the Israelis and to join a unity government led by Kadima " ?

ǵir án ntniahu qal ín alantxabat tźhr rfđ almqtroin lqiade kadima, mđifaṇ án aláħƶab almħafźe imknha án tjkl ħkume musoe

however, Netanyahu said that the elections show voters rejected the leadership of Kadima , adding that the conservative parties could form a broad government

uqal: "sájkl alħkume almqble boun all·h ínni mtákd mn ánh imknni tjkil ħkume musoe ugide umstqre stkun qadre oly altoaml mo aláƶmat alámnie ualaqtcadie"

he said: " I ​​will set up the next government with the help of God, I am sure that I can form a broad-based government and good and stable will be able to deal with security and economic crises "

ubħsb usaýl alíoalm alísraýilie, fqd ħcl ħƶb kadima, uhu ħƶb usŧ imini ássh érýil carun oam 2005, oly 28 mqodaṇ, uhi nfs alnsbe alti iħtlha alħƶb fi alknist alħali, mqabl 27 mqodaṇ llikud, u alzi iħtl ħaliaṇ 12 mqodaṇ fqŧ

According to the Israeli mass media , has won the Kadima party , which is the center of a right-wing party founded by Ariel Sharon in 2005 , 28 seats , the same as that occupied by the party in the current Knesset , compared to 27 seats for Likud , which currently holds only 12 seats

ukant cnadiq alaqtrao qd áǵlqt lil alţalţa' bod nhar ŧuil chd mnafse saxne, grt fi źruf guie jdide albrude

izkr án odd alnaxbin almsglin fi mrakƶ alaqtrao alísraýilie iblǵ ákţr mn xmse mlaiin naxb, áma aláħƶab almjarke fi alantxabat fiblǵ oddha 33 ħƶbaṇ

The polls had closed Tuesday night after a long day saw hot competition , held in extremely cold weather conditions

The number of registered voters at the polling stations Israel has more than five million voters , the parties participating in the election amounts to the 33 party


đħaia ħraýq astralia itgauƶun almýtin

Australia victims of fires exceed two hundred

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agmali  total

aǵlaq  shut down, closing   egg lock

ala an  but

anahum  they

anħa'  around

anxfađ  decline, low   fade

aoln an  announced

aotbar  consider

arcad  meteorology

ájolt oly  lit

áħraj  jungle, forest

ámr  matter, order

blǵ  reached, amount

drgat  degrees   alħrare  temperatures

đħie đħaia  victim

đmn  included

đxme  huge   dogma

frq alaŧfa'  firefighters   áŧfal=children

gnub  south

guƶýiaṇ * partly

grime  crime   grim, crime(fr)

guie  atmospheric, aerial

gţţ  bodies

ħakm  governor (prime minister)  

ħriqe ħraýq * fire  

ħaty  until

iad  hand, actor

iaqul  say

iuragħ an  likely

iatgauƶ  exceed  itgau·ƶ=married

lam  not

ma ƶal  still

mgaure  neighbourhood   measure what it

mgauartin  neighbouring

mghul mghulin  unknown

mntajre fi  spread

mrabo  squared   árbo=4

msaħe  space, area

msa'  evening

msraħ  theater, scene

mtuaqo  expected   mutawokka

muqo muaqo  site   (i’)m a walker

akdaṇ an  stressing, confirming

muţbt  affirmed, positive

ojrat  dozens  ocre=10

odd  number   added

oliha  it’s

olihm  their

omda  intentionally, on purpose

qabđ  arrest   capt(ive), cupboard

qamt  carry out   car mut

qaýd * qade  leader   caid, cadre

quat algij  military forces

saiushm fi  contribute   say use him

siatgauaƶ  will exceed   see at showers

saare  control   say tara

sknie  residential

satusahm  will contribute

táţrt b   affected   turret

tgmoat  area

tħaul  try   how will

tħsb  counted

tħt  under

tƶal  disappear la tƶal  still, remain, continue

takun  to be

tam  had been

torf oly  recognized, identified

tqo  located

tauqit  time

txcic  allocation   taxis

uƶir uuƶra' * minister

uaţq uaţqun  confident   wore thick

uaclt  reached

ţulaţa'  tuesday

xubra'  experts

qal ħakm alulaie alastralie alti tqo fiha ħraýq alaħraj alđxme an odd đħaia tlk alħraýq sitgauƶ 200 jxc ukan alodd almţbt qd blǵ ħty msa' alţlaţa' btuqit astralia 181 jxca

said he governor of the Australian state where are located huge bush fires that the number of victims of these fires will exceed 200 people and affirmed the number had reached by Tuesday evening Australian time 181 people

ala an gun brumbi ħakm ulaie fkturia qal anh tm altorf oly gţţ xmsin đħie axry lm tħsb đmn alodd alagmali llđħaia

but John Brumby governor of the state of Victoria said had been identified the bodies of fifty another victims not counted in the total number of victims

uirgħ qade aljrŧe fi alulaie an, tkun tlk alħraýq qd ájolt omda oly id mghulin, uanhm uaţqun balqbđ olihm fi nhaie alámr

It is likely state police leaders said, to be that the fire may be ignited intentionally by unknown assailants , and they are confident their arrest at the end of it

uqd qamt aljrŧe baǵlaq odd mn muaqo alħraýq uaotbarha msrħaṇ llgrime

implemented the police the shut down of a number of sites of fires and consider them scenes of the crime

ula tƶal frq alaŧfa' uquat algij tħaul alsiŧre oly ojrat alħraýq almntjre fi anħa' alulaie

Still firefighters and military forces trying to control the dozens of fires scattered around the state

uiqul xbra' fi alarcad alguie an anxfađ drgat alħrare almtuqo sishm gƶýiaṇ fi alsiŧre oliha

say the meteorological experts that expected declining temperatures will contribute partly to controlling it

uuclt almsaħat alti táţrt bhzh alħraýq aly akţr mn ţalţe élaf km mrbo fi ulaie fikturia ma ƶal hnak akţr mn 30 ħriqaṇ tħaul frq alaŧfa' alsiŧre oliha

And reached areas affected by these fires to more than three thousand square kilometers in the state of Victoria there are still more than 30 fires and firefighters are trying to control them

uhnak odd axr mn alħraýq fi ulaie niusauţ uilƶ, uulaie gnub astralia almgaurtin, lknha tħt alsiŧre uboide on altgmoat alsknie

There a number of other fires in the state of New South Wales , and the neighboring state of South Australia , but it is under control and far from residential areas

uqd aoln rýis aluƶra' alastrali kifn rud on txcic sboe mlaiin dular amriki lđħaia alħraýq, mħkda an quat algij stsahm fi ghud alanqaz

It was announced by Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd the allocation of 7 million U.S. dollars to the fire victims, stressing that the military forces will contribute to the rescue efforts


alkunǵrs icut alium oly xŧe áubama alaqtcadie

Congress votes today on Obama's economic plan

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élat  machinery

bdlaṇ mn  instead of

albnie altħtie  infrastructure  tħt=below

đribe  tax

đxme  huge   dogma

alínqaz  rescue

alħfƶ alíqtcadi  economic stimulus  icaut  he votes  cut(ar)voice

iutuqo án  it’s expected that   to walk

ƶiare  visit

mnotuh mn  prevented him from

msaodat  support

mcno mcano  factory

oaŧl on aloml  unemployed

odad  number

qlil  small

alroaie alcħie  health care

siuǵadr  will leave

táiid  support

tklift  cost

tmrir  passing

tqdim  provide

ttđamn  includes

tŧuir  improvement

txfiđ  reduction

txfiđat đribie  tax breaks

uod  promised

xlafat  differences

xŧe  plan

ituqo án iqr alkunǵrs alámriki alxmis xŧe alħfƶ alaqtcadi bqime 789 mliar dular ttđmn txfiđat đribie ubramg ínfaq iħml án tsaod fi tnciŧ alíqtcad alámriki

Is expected to be approved by the U.S. Congress Thursday the economic stimulus plan worth 789 billion dollars including tax cuts and spending programs that will hopefully help in the revitalization of the U.S. economy

ukan alrýis barak áubama irid táiidaṇ áuso llxŧe lkn alxlafat bin aldimqraŧiin ualgmhuriin fi alkunǵrs mnoth mn zlk

President Barack Obama wants wider support for the plan , but the differences between Democrats and Republicans in Congress prevented him from so

uituqo án icut odd qlil mn algmhuriin balmuafqe oly alxŧe alti ttđmn txfiđat đribie lloaýlat ualjrkat íđafe íly bramg tcl tklftha íly mliarat aldularat ltŧuir albnie altħtie utqdim almsaodat lloaŧlin on aloml ulbramg alroaie alcħie

it is expected few Republicans will vote to agree to the plan that includes tax cuts for families and businesses in addition to programs costing up to billions of dollars to develop the infrastructure and to provide assistance for the unemployed and health care programs

usiǵadr alrýis áubama íly ílinui alxmis lƶiare mcano katrblr jrke alélat alđxme fi ghudh lksb táiid aljrkat llxŧe

Pres. Obama will leave for Illinois Thursday to visit factories of Caterpillar huge machinery company in efforts to win company support for the plan

ukan áubama uod bmsaode katrblr fi íoade tuźif bođ alomal alzin astǵnt onhm bsbb aláƶme almalie

Obama has promised to help in the re-employment of Caterpillar workers who are laid off some of them due to financial crisis

uqd uđot allmsat aláxire oly alxŧe bod mfauđat maraţunie bin msúulin balbit alábiđ umgls aljiux alzi sicut alxmis oly alxŧe kma sicut oly alxŧe áiđa mgls alnuab

ħas put the finishing touches on the plan after marathon negotiations between officials at the White ħouse and the Senate, which will vote Thursday on a plan to vote on the plan as also the ħouse of Representatives

uŧlb áubama mn alkunǵrs aloml oly tmrir alxŧe qbl nhaie alásbuo

Obama asked Congress to work to pass the plan before the end of the week

ulm tcdr alídare alámrikie tfacil xŧe alínqaz binma tqum mkatb almuaƶne boml ħsabat altklfe alnhaýie llqanun

U.S. administration has not issued details of the rescue plan while the budget office work accounts the final cost of the law


alħmlat altsuiqie tdm·r ħiae aláŧfal

Marketing campaigns destroy the lives of children

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ádae áduat * tool

áfad  according to   a fad

lob áloab  game   lob, aloe

áhl  people

ámam  in front of

áŧlq  launch   it luck

asir  hostage/prisoner

ígmali  total

íolam  media

jaje jajat  screen

jbke alílktrunie  the internet

jrise  fierce

daxl  inside  deckel(de)

dqiqe minutes

đof  double

fcul aldrasie  classroom

glus  sit   jalouse(fr),glutes

ħdiţ  modern

ħiae ħiat  life   hyatt

ħaiuie  animation   ħaiuan*=animal

ħmle  campaign

ħzr mn  warn   hazard

iujir aly án  indicate   you shear

ifuq ma  more than

iqđi  spend

iacl  reach

itanaul  examine   yet i know all

katibankubry  major

ktabihma  their book

kumbiutr  computer

lahu  fun   laugh, hula

moaźm   most   more them

muoqade  complex/complicated   more cud

mqabl  contrast, versus   (re)markable

markƶ * mrakƶ  center  maraccas

mstahlk  consumer

mstamo  listener   must hammer

muqo ílktruni  website

mtuasŧ  average

asse  institution  

mxtlife  different

naźraṇ aly  considering, given

nźráħhum  their counterparts

oile * family  oaýlie  family(adj)

obr  through   abra(cadabra)

qđaýh  he spends

saoe * hours

táţir  impact, effect   tatia

snauiaṇ  yearly

tdmir  destruction   t’admire(fr)

tħdiq  stare

tħzir  warning

tlfjiun  TV

tqnie  techique

(fi) tcafaħ  surf(ing)  

tstahdf bha  target with   stative

tsuiq  marketing   it us weak

afl oly  invasion

tŧuio  adapt   tatoo, tataouine

tuoie  awareness

ufq  according to

uqtuh  his time

usaýl  means

ucfaha  describe

xcuci·e  privacy

iqđi aláŧfal ámam jajat altlfƶiun ualkumbiutr đof aluqt alzi iqđunh daxl alfcul aldrasie, ufq tħzir áŧlqh ktab gdid itnaul táţir alħmlat aljrse alti tsthdf bha almħssat alkbry almsthlkin alcǵar btŧuio áduat alíolam alħdiţ

Children spend in front of TV and computer screens double the time they spend in the classroom, according to the warning launched in a new book examining the impact of fierce campaigns targeted by major institutions of young consumers adapting modern media tools

uáfad muqo jbke »si án án« alalktruni bán ktab »aláŧfal almsthlkun »ijir aly án ŧfl alium »mstmo ásir« ltqniat altsuiq almoqde ualħiuie alħdiţe nźraṇ aly qđaýh moźm uqth fi tcfħ aljbke alílktrunie áu alglus ámam jaje altlfƶiun

According to the Web site » CNN « the ebook »Children Consumers » indicates that a child today is »a captive listener « to complex marketing techniques and modern animation given he spends most of his time surfing the web or sit in front of the TV screen

ufi alulaiat almtħde iqđi aláŧfal ámam altlfƶiun uqtaṇ ifuq ma iqđunh daxl alfcul aldrasie, uzlk b 1023 saoe mqabl 900 saoe, ufq mrkƶ altuoie baluqt - aljaje

In the U.S., children spend in front of TV more time than they spend in the classroom, and this with 1023 hours compared to 900 hours, according to the Center for Screen ŧime Awareness

ufi almqabl iqđi nźráħhm albriŧaniun, xms saoat u18 dqiqe fi almtusŧ fi altħdiq fi jaje altlfƶiun, áu allhu báloab alkumbiutr áu tcfħ alíntrnt uicl ígmali tlk alsaoat íly álfi saoe snuiaṇ fi mqabl 900 saoe daxl alfcul aldrasie u 1270 saoe bin aláhl

In contrast, their British counterparts spend five hours and 18 minutes on average staring at the television screen , or playing computer games or surfing the Internet bringing the total of those hours to two thousand hours a year versus 900 hours in the classroom and 1270 hours between parents

uħzr alkatban áid maiu uáǵnis nairns fi ktabhma »aláŧfal almsthlkun« mn mxaŧr alħmlat altsuiqie alti tsthdf aláŧfal obr almuaqo alílktrunie uusaýl alíolam almxtlfe, uucfaha baltŧfl oly xcucie aláŧfal utdmir ħiathm aloaýlie

The authors Ed Mayo and Agnes Nairns warned in their book »Children Consumers « the risk of marketing campaigns targeting children through websites and the means of diverse media , and described the invasion of privacy of children and the destruction of their family life

uikjf alktab on bianat mzhle ħul kifie himne alíolam oly ħiae aláŧfal ualcoube alti iuaghha húal' alcǵar fi alífalt mn braţn aljrkat alkbry uijir alktab aly án »zlk alzi ihimn oly uqt áŧfalna alium hu oalm tgari»

The book reveals startling data on how the dominance of the media on children's lives and the difficulty faced by these young Alavalt from the clutches of the big companies and the book points out that » the one that dominates the time our children today is the world of commercial »


mqtl 3 ajxac fi acŧdam qŧarin fi kuba

3 people killed in the collision of two trains in Cuba

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acŧdam  collision   amsterdam

rkab  passengers   cab

grħy  wounded

ħale ħrge  critical condition

ksur  fractures

túħq·q  is investigating

ske alħdid  railroad tracks

muaƶi  parallel

đrr áđrar  damages

ciane  maintenance

alslŧat authorities sultan,consultation

qtl ţalţe ajxac ugrħ 93 éxrin fi acŧdam qŧarin llrkab fi kuba

Killed three people and wounded 93 others in the collision of two trains for passengers in Cuba

uafadt alanba' bán aţnin mn algrħy fi ħale ħrge bsbb acabthma fi ksur fi algmgme utħqq alslŧat alkubie lmorfe sbb acŧdam alqŧarin qrb mdine sibanitju fi mħafźe kamagi

It is reported that two of the wounded were in critical condition due to injuries in fractures of the skull and the Cuban authorities are investigating the cause of the collision of two trains near the city in the province of Camaguey Sabanechu

uqalt cħife adialnti alkubie an alħadţ uqo fi alţamne ualncf cbaħ alsbt ai fi aluaħde ualncf źhra fi tuqit grntj

The newspaper said the Cuban Adialenti that the incident occurred in the eighth and a half on Saturday morning in a one and a half at noon in the timing of ǵernch

uađaft alcħife an ode orbat xrgt on ske alħdid ldy uquo alħadţ, mjire aly an alqŧarin kan igb an ikuna oly sktin muaƶitin

The newspaper added that several vehicles came from the railroad when the accident occurred , noting that the trains should have been be on Sktin Moizitin

uafadt ukale alanba' almħlie alkubie an uƶir alnql xurxi luis sira tugh aly almnŧqe lmoaine alađrar

The news agency reported that local Cuban Transport Minister Jorge Luis Sierra went to the area to inspect the damage

uiqul almħllun an skk alħdid fi kuba ualti toml mnz 50 oama toani mn mjakl fi alciane ualtŧuir utqul alslŧat alkubie anha xcct mblǵ ncf mliun dular ltħdiţ qŧao skk alħdid

Analysts say the railway in Cuba, which has been operating for 50 years, suffer from problems in the maintenance and development Cuban authorities say it has allocated half a million dollars to modernize the railway sector