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Saturday Word: Shokran

شكرا لك [shook-rahn]

origin: Phoenician/Hebrew שכר= to hire (sachar= wages or reward); Ugaritic shkr= to let out on hire; Arabic shakara= he rewarded or thanked; Ethiopian shekar= hired

In Syria, a place that inspired today's word, the type of common Arabic spoken is known as Levantine Arabic, however this phrase means "thank you" and will be understood in many arabic-speaking countries.
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