Discussion in 'العربية (Arabic)' started by girlwithafacee, Dec 10, 2012.
How could I say "finals week" as in final exam week? Any dialect is okay.
أسبوع اختبارات نهاية العام
أسبوع امتحانات آخر السنة
.اسبوع الاختبارات أو اسبوع النهائيات
You can't say آخر السنة/العام unless they're actually the yearly finals. (which is not a system followed in US universities afaik)
Is there any difference using a5tbarat vs emt7anat? (I feel like many college students studying Arabic will lean towards emt7an/ -at because that was one of the first words taught in al-Kitaab).
no semantic differences, no.
Strictly speaking, I would say that:
الامتحان is a test
الاختبار is an exam
However in practice they are often used in exactly the opposite sense.
Interesting. People here usually use them interchangeably.
Well think of it this way:
يمتحن المدير العمال أي يجعله يخوضوا المحن كي يعرف مدى صلاحيتهم للعمل
يختبر العالم المادة كي يعرف مدى صلابتها - ويخوض المريض اختبارا طبيا عند الطبيب
In the school context, both are used with the same meaning.
Separate names with a comma.