STORY OF NAUMAN BY KAMIL KILANI           ‫بسم هللا الرحمن الرحيم‬               ‫قصص فكاهية‬                   ‫نعمان‬   ...
‫بسم هللا الرحمن الرحيم‬             ‫قصص فكاهية‬                 ‫نعمان‬              ‫كامل كيالنى‬          FUNNY STORIE...
PREFACEKamil Kilani(1897-1959), the Egyptianwriter, compiled a series of stories forchildren written in classical Arabic. ...
‫.2‬   ‫حذاء الطنبورى‬‫.3‬   ‫عمارة‬‫.4‬   ‫حى بن يقظان‬              ‫ٌ‬        ‫قصة شجاعة نعمان‬                     ‫1 ...
‫الدولة و قائد القواد‬  ‫ٌ‬
VOCABULARYThe vocabulary does not include each andevery word since the story is intended forthose who have at least a basi...
Woe to you!   ‫لك الويل‬     daring          ‫جرئ‬Became        ‫اشتد‬              ٌ            If you return   ‫اذا عدت‬...
wondered       ‫دهش‬         smiling           ‫مبتسم‬He weights,    ‫يوازن‬       He tests          ‫يختبر‬comparessolid ...
conspiracyHe intends     ‫ينوى‬           intelligence    ‫ذكاء‬thick          ‫غليظة‬          He hid          ‫اختفى‬sha...
pelted each               overcameother                     both of themSo that he    ‫ليوهم‬       The fight        ‫انته...
the callnut              ‫جوز‬           stimulated       ٌ                                                ‫تحفز‬Balls, pe...
ENGLISH TRANSLATION   The translation is not intended to be a literal onealthough effort has been made to include translat...
“O good old woman come to me and give me half apound of honey for a Qarsh.”Once he had bought the honey he put it on a loa...
So he embroidered this statement over his belt. “Onestrike kills seven!”From that moment Nauman decided to embark upon ajo...
The giant wondered at his courage and decided to testNauman’s strength and size him up against himself. Hetook hold of a h...
branches. He started laughing and singing pretendingthat he was helping the giant carry it.                  5. IN THE GIA...
quietly from beneath the bed and went towards theforest in the morning. When the giant and his brothersaw him their fear i...
Nauman moved into the forest, ever watchful, ever alerttill he came upon the giants while their sleeping under abig tree. ...
them with his sword to show his soldiers that it was hewho had killed the giants.                   9. THE RAGING BULLNaum...
tree. The bull got enraged and starting hitting the treewith its horns until they got stuck into the trunk. He wasnot able...
“I must ascertain his courage myself. If he is how youdescribe him to be, then let him spend one night with theravenous be...
12. THE END OF THE STORYWhen the dawn broke out, the princess and the kingwent and saw what Nauman had done with the bear....
Story ofnoman kamilkailani
Story ofnoman kamilkailani
Story ofnoman kamilkailani
Story ofnoman kamilkailani
Story ofnoman kamilkailani
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  1. 1. STORY OF NAUMAN BY KAMIL KILANI ‫بسم هللا الرحمن الرحيم‬ ‫قصص فكاهية‬ ‫نعمان‬ ‫كامل كيالنى‬ TEXT, ARABIC TO ENGLISH VOCABULARY AND ENGLISH TRANSLATION FOR STUDENTS OF ARABIC SALEEM A KHANANI, MD 2012 SHREWSBURY MASSACHUSETTS
  2. 2. ‫بسم هللا الرحمن الرحيم‬ ‫قصص فكاهية‬ ‫نعمان‬ ‫كامل كيالنى‬ FUNNY STORIES NAUMAN BY KAMIL KILANIWITH ARABIC TO ENGLISH VOCABULARY AND ENGLISH TRANSLATION BY DR. SALEEM A KHANANI, MD May 2012 Shrewsbury MA, USA
  3. 3. PREFACEKamil Kilani(1897-1959), the Egyptianwriter, compiled a series of stories forchildren written in classical Arabic. Manyof these are available in the public domainand can be downloaded from file sharinginternet sites such as www.archives.organd www.4shared.com.Some of the stories have been included inthe syllabi of Arabic in schools andcolleges. God willing I will present four ofthese with Arabic to English vocabularyand English translation. These will be madeavailable in the public domain on theinternet for the benefit of students ofArabic.The four stories are: 1. ‫نعمان‬
  4. 4. ‫.2‬ ‫حذاء الطنبورى‬‫.3‬ ‫عمارة‬‫.4‬ ‫حى بن يقظان‬ ‫ٌ‬ ‫قصة شجاعة نعمان‬ ‫1 بائعة العسل‬
  5. 5. ‫الدولة و قائد القواد‬ ‫ٌ‬
  6. 6. VOCABULARYThe vocabulary does not include each andevery word since the story is intended forthose who have at least a basic knowledgeof the Arabic language and its syntax. Thewords are arranged in the order in whichthey appear in the text. Since one wordmay have more than one meaning, I havegiven multiple translations on someoccasions, and the most appropriatetranslation on others.honey ‫عسل‬ Seller (female) ‫بائعة‬sewing ‫يخيط‬ One morning ‫ذا صباح‬She was ٌ ‫تغنى‬ Old woman ‫عجوز‬singingMore or ‫الذ‬ Is excited ‫يهيج‬mostdeliciousloaf ‫رغيف‬ He called ‫استدع‬Drove away ‫نش‬ ٌ Rushing, ‫يتهافت‬flies falling
  7. 7. Woe to you! ‫لك الويل‬ daring ‫جرئ‬Became ‫اشتد‬ ٌ If you return ‫اذا عدت‬severe,increasedMust, it is ‫ال بد‬ threatening ‫متوعد‬inevitableIntrusion, ‫تطفل‬ punishment ‫عقاب‬uninvitedarrivalbarely ‫لم يكد‬ victims ‫قتلى‬filled ‫امتالءت‬ Barely saw ‫لم يكد يرى‬What a rare ‫يا للشجاعة‬ cried ‫صاح‬show of ‫النادرة‬bravery!victory ‫االنتصار‬ So that they ‫ليتحدثوا‬ discussbelt ‫حزام‬ embroidered ‫طرز‬ ٌIt spreads, ‫يذيع‬ decided ‫قرر‬ٌcirculatesprovision ‫زاد‬ news ‫نباء‬Delighted, ‫مبتهج‬ journey ‫رحلة‬buoyantgiants ‫عمالق‬ Extreme ‫اشد االبتهاج‬ ٌ delighttraveling ‫سائر‬ continued ‫ما زال‬forests ‫غابات‬ Without ‫على غير هدى‬ guidancegreeted ‫حيا‬ huge ‫هائل‬sarcastic ‫ساخر‬ contempt ‫احتقار‬
  8. 8. wondered ‫دهش‬ smiling ‫مبتسم‬He weights, ‫يوازن‬ He tests ‫يختبر‬comparessolid ‫صلب‬ He held ‫امسك‬crushed ‫سحق‬ grasped ‫قبض‬Makes ‫يوهم‬ Extent of your ‫مبلغ قوتك‬believe strengthfalls ‫تساقط‬ squeeze ‫عصر‬resented ‫اغتاظ‬ mocking ‫هازئا‬threw ‫قذف‬ disappeared ‫غاب‬Will never ‫لن يعود‬ Did not incline ‫لم يهو‬returnThey two ‫اتيا‬ expertise ‫مهارة‬cametrunk ‫جذع‬ lying ‫ملقاة‬jumped ‫قفز‬ No sooner--- ‫ما كاد---حتى‬ than, he had barely---whenContinued to ‫ظل ٌ يضحك‬ branches ‫فروع‬laughHe helps ‫يساعد‬ pretending ‫متظاهر‬throwing ‫القاء‬ intended ‫هم‬ ٌYou pant ‫تلهث‬ How about ‫ما بالك‬ you? What is the matter with you?With the ‫باقل عناء‬ I did not feel ‫لم اشعر‬least fatiguefelt ‫ادرك‬ Plot, ‫مؤامرة‬
  9. 9. conspiracyHe intends ‫ينوى‬ intelligence ‫ذكاء‬thick ‫غليظة‬ He hid ‫اختفى‬sharp ‫ماضية‬ knife ٌ ‫سكينة‬Slipped ‫تسلٌل‬ He believed ‫ايقن‬awayhurried ‫مسرع‬ Ran away ‫هرب‬Appeared in ‫مثل بين يديه‬ drowsiness ‫نعاس‬front of himI will marry ‫زوجتك‬ ٌ I will divide ‫قاسمت‬(someone)to youprisoner ‫اسير‬ Order me! ‫مرنى‬ ُ Allow me!places ‫اماكن‬ You take with ‫تصطحب‬ youwatchful ‫حذر‬ Battleground, ‫مصرع‬ destructionOut of his ‫لحسن حظه‬ Awake, alert ‫متيقظ‬goodfortunekicked ‫ركل‬ With ‫بخفة‬ nimblenessYou pelt me ‫تقذفنى‬ angry ‫غاضب‬Woke up ‫هب‬ ٌ dreaming ‫حالم‬(abruptly)They both ‫يتصارعان‬ afraid ‫مذعور‬wrestleThey both ‫تقاذفا‬ Fatigue ‫جهدهما التعب‬
  10. 10. pelted each overcameother both of themSo that he ‫ليوهم‬ The fight ‫انتهت المعركة‬makes it endedseem likefurious ‫هائج‬ ox ‫ثور‬presence ‫حضرة‬ Acknowledged ‫اكبروا‬ the greatnessPasser by ‫عابر طريق‬ You relieve us ‫تريحنا‬You succeed ‫افلحت‬ Is not safe ‫ال يكاد يسلم‬reward ‫مكافأة‬ deserving ‫جدير‬axe ‫فأس‬ proud ‫مفتخر‬strong ‫متين‬ sharp ‫حادٌة‬Thrust with ‫نطح‬ Huge, big ‫ضخمة‬hornhorn ‫قرن‬ Stuck into ‫نشب‬broke ‫كسر‬ tied ‫ربط‬Vicious, ‫شرس‬ led ‫قاد‬maliciousdug ‫حفر‬ You have ‫استحققت‬ deservedcovered ٌ ‫غطى‬ Dwelling place ‫مأوى‬Fell into, ‫تردٌى‬ Weeds, grass ‫حشاش‬rolled overbear ‫دب‬ ٌ determined ‫اعتزم‬Let me him ‫فليبت‬ Ravenous, ‫مفترس‬spend the predatorynightAnswering ‫تلبية‬ Did not delay ٌ ‫لم يتاخر‬
  11. 11. the callnut ‫جوز‬ stimulated ٌ ‫تحفز‬Balls, pellets ‫كرات‬ Mixed with ‫مختلط‬Was not ‫لم يستطع‬ lead ‫رصاص‬able to,could nothardness ‫صالبة‬ He chews ‫يمضغ‬copying ‫محاكاة‬ encouraged ‫شجع‬He wastes ‫يضيع‬ following ‫تقليد‬lute ‫عود‬ُ futility ‫عبث‬Became ‫طرب‬ Played the ‫عزف‬raptured luteCutting of ‫تقليم‬ claws ‫مخالب‬nailssubmitted ‫استسلم‬ nails ‫اظافر‬Cut the nails ‫قلٌم‬ Seized the ‫انتهز الفرصة‬ opportunitystraw ‫هشيم‬ pile ‫كومة‬Became ‫الح‬ Felt safe from ‫امن شره‬visible, its harmappearedtitle ‫لقب‬ gifted ‫منح‬Leader of ‫قائد القواد‬ Protector of ‫حامى الدولة‬the leaders the state
  12. 12. ENGLISH TRANSLATION The translation is not intended to be a literal onealthough effort has been made to include translation ofmost of the words that occur frequently in classic Arabic.THE STORY OF NAUMAN’S BRAVERY 1. NAUMAN AND THE HONEY SELLEROne fine morning Nauman was sitting at home, sewingsome of his clothes when he heard an old woman singingloudly: “Who will buy my honey for one Qarsh So that he enjoys its delicious taste!”Nauman called her and said:
  13. 13. “O good old woman come to me and give me half apound of honey for a Qarsh.”Once he had bought the honey he put it on a loaf ofbread and left it on the side planning to eat it after hehad finished his work. 2. NAUMAN’S ANGERAfter a short time he saw the flies swarming around theloaf of bread. He started thrashing them around angrilyand said: “Who invited you to my food O brave flies? Woe to youif you come back to it!”But the flies kept coming towards the loaf which madeNauman even angrier and he said in a threatening voice:“You must be punished for coming uninvited!” 3. SEVEN VICTIMSHis anger went on increasing and he hit the flies killingseven of them. As soon as he saw that he puffed up withhappiness and cried out:“What a rare show of bravery! One strike killed seven!People must know about it so that they talk about thisvictorious feat.”
  14. 14. So he embroidered this statement over his belt. “Onestrike kills seven!”From that moment Nauman decided to embark upon ajourney away from his town so that he spread the newsof his victory to other towns. He took a piece of cheesewith him on this journey as a provision. When he saw abird over the window he took it and put it in his pocket.As he left his home he had a cane in his hands and delightwritten all over his face. 4. IN THE COMPANY OF A GIANTNauman continued onward in his journey without anysense of direction till he reached one of the forests wherehe saw a giant of enormous proportions whom hegreeted. The giant looked down upon him withhumiliation and asked him mockingly.“Where are you from O the weak one and what hasbrought you here?”Nauman replied smilingly:“Look at this belt and read what is written over it. Thiswill tell you who I am!”
  15. 15. The giant wondered at his courage and decided to testNauman’s strength and size him up against himself. Hetook hold of a hard stone and crushed it. He then askedNauman to do likewise. Nauman asked him mockingly ifthis was the extent of his strength and then took out thepiece of cheese from his pocket pretending to the giantthat this was a hard stone. He squeezed it till water cameout of it and said sarcastically: “Do you have the strength to squeeze a stone till watercomes out of it?”The giant got enraged, took another stone and threw itup. It disappeared into the air and then came down tothe earth. Nauman took out the bird from his pocket andthrew it up in the air. The bird flew away till itdisappeared out of sight and never returned. Naumansaid sarcastically: “Your stone came back to the earth but mine will nevercome back.”The giant was quite impressed with Nauman’s strengthand expertise and went along with him till they bothcame to a big tree lying on the ground. He asked Naumanto help him carry it. Nauman asked him to hold it by itstrunk and then jumped himself sitting among its
  16. 16. branches. He started laughing and singing pretendingthat he was helping the giant carry it. 5. IN THE GIANT’S HOMEAfter carrying the tree for a long time, the giant decidedto put it down. Nauman jumped and said to himmockingly:“What’s the matter with you? You are panting and here Iam not in the least tired!”The giant was even more enraged and decided to kill him.He invited Nauman to his home with a show of love anddisguised sincerity. When the dinner time came, both ateand then went to bed. 6. THE GIANT’S SCHEMENauman could sense with his intellect that the giantwanted to kill him so he hid under the bed. After a whilethe giant entered the room with his brother, holding astrong stick in his hand. His brother had a sharp knifewith him. They both started to hit the bed thinking thatNauman was sleeping under it. They left having believedthat they had killed him. Noman then slipped away
  17. 17. quietly from beneath the bed and went towards theforest in the morning. When the giant and his brothersaw him their fear increased tremendously and they ranaway thinking that he was a ghost. 7. IN THE KING’S PRESENCENauman continued on his journey till he reached theking’s palace where sweet slumber overcame him. Somepeople passed by while he was sleeping and read whatwas written on his belt, wondering about his courage andinformed the king about it. The king called for him, andwhile Nauman was standing in front him, he asked himabout his courageous feat of killing seven with one strike.He told Nauman that he was appointing him as the headof a big army to kill two of his enemies. If he succeeded,the king will give him half of his kingdom and give him hisdaughter in marriage as well. Nauman smiled andrequested the king to let him go alone and he will bringboth the enemies as prisoners. The king said that he musttake one at least one hundred soldiers since the giantswere very strong fighters. Nauman obeyed the king andmarched with the soldiers towards the forest where heasked them to stay in their places till he came back. 8. THE BATTLEFIELD OF THE GIANTS
  18. 18. Nauman moved into the forest, ever watchful, ever alerttill he came upon the giants while their sleeping under abig tree. This was a stroke of good luck for him. He filledhis pocket with stones and climbed up the tree withextraordinary quietness. He then threw a stone at one ofthe giants waking him up from sleep. The giant thoughtthat his companion that played a joke on him so hekicked the later angrily and demanded how he could hithim with a stone while he was sleeping. His companionreplied:“In deed you must be dreaming since I have just wokenup!”The first giant accepted his excuse. Nauman waitedpatiently till they both went back to sleep. He thenpelted the second giant with a stone striking him on hisnose. The giant woke up abruptly frightened and struckhis companion who in turn struck back. The twocontinued to wrestle with each other, till overcome byfatigue, they dosed off again!Nauman then hit both of them with bigger stones,striking one on his ear and the other over his eye. Thetwo woke up confused and frightened and startingpelting each other with stones and trunks of trees. Thefight ended with both of them dead. Nauman struck
  19. 19. them with his sword to show his soldiers that it was hewho had killed the giants. 9. THE RAGING BULLNauman then called out his soldiers and showed themthe battlefield where he had killed the giants. They allacknowledged his strength. He then returned and theking came to know the story as he was informed. WhenNauman stood in front of the royal presence, the kingsaid to him:“I will never break my promise to you but I would likeyou to relieve us from the raging bull that lives in one ofthe nearby forests. No one passing by is safe from hisattacks. If you succeed in this mission, the people willenjoy safety and you will become deserving of my rewardand my affection.”Noman responded boastfully:“I killed seven with one strike and fought with the giantswithout them touching even one hair on my body. Howcan I fear anything after that?”He then proceeded to the forest carrying with him asharp axe and a thick rope. He saw the raging bullrunning towards him rapidly. Nauman climbed up a big
  20. 20. tree. The bull got enraged and starting hitting the treewith its horns until they got stuck into the trunk. He wasnot able to pull them out. Nauman got down quickly, tiedthe bull with a rope, cut his horns with the axe and ledhim to the king. 10. THE VICIOUS PIGThe king said to him:“You have indeed deserved my promised reward but Iwant that you relieve us of the vicious pig as well. He alsolives in the forest.”So Noman went to the forest at night where he dug a bighole in the ground close to the dwelling place of the pigand covered it with grass and weeds. The vicious pig hadhardly walked over it till he fell down into the hole. Theking was amazed and planned to arrange his daughter’smarriage with Nauman. 11. THE RAVENOUS BEARNo sooner had the king narrated Nauman’s exploits tothe princess than she said:
  21. 21. “I must ascertain his courage myself. If he is how youdescribe him to be, then let him spend one night with theravenous bear.”Nauman did not delay responding to her demand. Whenthe night approached he was put into a room with theravenous bear and the door was locked. Right away thebear rushed to attack Nauman who took out a nut andthrew it into the bear’s mouth. The bear ate and found itquite delicious and demanded more of it. Nauman fedhim nuts mixed with balls of lead. The bear was not ableto chew the lead balls due to their hardness. Naumanstarted chewing some nuts instigating the bear to followsuit. The bear tried but lost his strong teeth in theattempt till none remained in his mouth. Noman did notwaste a single moment and started playing a lute. Thebear was enraptured by it and started dancing gleefully.He wanted to learn playing the lute and Naumanresponded to his request. As soon as he saw the bear’slong claws, Nauman told the bear that his nails neededtrimming so that he could play the lute easily. The bearacknowledged it. Nauman seized the opportunity andclipped away all the claws. He then left the bear aloneand slept on a file of straw. The poor bear kept crying theentire night from the severity of pain.
  22. 22. 12. THE END OF THE STORYWhen the dawn broke out, the princess and the kingwent and saw what Nauman had done with the bear.They could not but acknowledge his bravery andexpressed their pleasure with him. After a few daysNauman married the princess and was awarded the titlesof “the defender of the state and the leader of theleaders.”

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