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خشب / عود

Discussion in 'العربية (Arabic)' started by suma, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. suma Senior Member

    English, USA
    خشب / عود

    For the native speakers here, what are some of the minor nuances in meaning or usage between the above two words?
  2. AndyRoo Senior Member

    I'm not a native speaker, but the main difference to me is that "عود" means "stick" while "خشب" means "wood".
  3. Crimson-Sky

    Crimson-Sky Senior Member

    بلاد بابل - Babylonia
    "خشب" and "عود" are two different words. "خشب" = wood (the substance). "عود" =a tree branch (when it's cut). "عود" has other meanings ; "عود" = a music instrument, = incense,(..).
    "عود" in these meanings is basically "خشب".


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