Saudi singer arrested for dabbing
A popular singer has been arrested for “dabbing” during a concert in south-west Saudi Arabia.
Abdallah Al Shahani, a TV host, actor, and Saudi national, was performing the dance move, which involves a person tucking their head into the crook of their arm, at a music festival in the city of Taif at the weekend.
Dabbing is banned in the conservative country where authorities consider it a reference to narcotics culture.
A video of Mr Al Shahani’s dab became popular on social media and thousands have tweeted about the incident.
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a British/foreign national
30 people, including six Mexican nationals, were killed in yesterday’s plane crash.
All foreign nationals were advised to leave the country following the outbreak of civil war.
To involve (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to include something as a necessary part of an activity, event, or situation “ 記載されていますね。
The job involved working with a software development team.
The operation involves putting a small tube into your heart.
To tuck (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to put an arm, leg, or other part of your body into a position where it is not sticking out or sticking up ” と記載されていますね。
Keep your elbows tucked firmly into your sides.
別の意味は“to put something in a particular place, especially in order to keep it safe or hidden”と記載されています。
She tucked her glasses in her pocket.
He had a newspaper tucked under his arm.
Should I tuck my shirt into my trousers?
He tucked the bottom of the sheet under the mattress.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” the place where something bends inwards ” と記載されていますね。
the crook of your arm
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” an illegal drug such as heroin or cocaine: ” と記載されていますね。
Both parents were addicted to narcotics.
He faces three years in jail for selling narcotics.
It is thought that dabbing originated in the hip-hop scene in Atlanta, Georgia, US, around two years ago, but gained a global following when celebrities, athletes and politicians including Hillary Clinton and Paul Ryan began performing the move.
The Saudi Interior Ministry’s National Commission for Combating Drugs recently banned the move because they consider it to refer to marijuana use.
A poster published by the ministry depicting dabbing warns “people about the dangers of this [move] on the youth and society, and is warning against imitating it”.
To originate (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to come from a particular place, time, situation, etc.: ” と記載されていますね。
The concept of factory outlet shopping originated in America.
Jazz originated in the US and is now popular throughout the world.
Although the technology originated in the UK, it has been developed in the US
The game is thought to have originated among the native peoples of Alaska.
The idea didn’t originate with George Bush, but with Ronald Reagan.
Many herbs originate from the Mediterranean.
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She has attracted a large following among the rich and famous.
The candidate has a large following among young people.
To combat (verb)
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The government is spending millions of dollars in its attempt to combat drug abuse.
I have to combat this constant desire to eat chocolate.
To consider (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to have a particular opinion about someone or something ” と記載されていますね。
He is currently considered (to be) the best British athlete.
We all considered him a hero.
We don’t consider her to be right for the job.
It is considered bad manners in some cultures to speak with your mouth full of food.
To depict (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to represent or show something in a picture or story “という意味があります。
Her paintings depict the lives of ordinary people in the last century.
a television drama depicting the life of a modern student
In the film she‘s depicted as a very cold and calculating character.
He was depicted as a hero who died for his beliefs.
To warn (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to make someone realize a possible danger or problem, especially one in the future ” と記載されていますね。
I was warned against going to the east coast because it was so full of tourists.
Recent studies warn against drinking too much caffeine.
To imitate (phrase)
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Italian ice cream is imitated all over the world.
Some of the younger pop bands try to imitate their musical heroes from the past.
‘Stop that, now!’ he said, imitating his father.
My four-year-old daughter is always trying to imitate her older sister.
He imitated her accent perfectly.
It is not clear whether Mr Al Shahani planned to dab or whether he got carried away in the moment as he performed.
The singer apologised on Twitter on Tuesday writing, “I apologise to our respected government and to my audience for unintentionally and spontaneously making the dance move at Taif festival. Please accept my apology.”
Mr Al Shahani’s move has divided social media.
Commenting on the audible voices of women in a video of Mr Al Shahani’s concert, journalist Ayed Al Ayed tweeted: “Young woman, your screaming continues and I find it very disturbing. Whoever breaks the law gets arrested. Thank you to the security forces.”
“This move has an obvious negative influence on people. No matter what his explanation is, it’s unacceptable,” tweeted @brakalhmede.
Another user suggested that Mr Al Shahani’s behaviour was provocative.
“Even though the anti-drug authority banned this move and warned people not to perform it, this contestant is promoting it at a public festival!!! Does he think he’s challenging authorities with these actions?” commented @honest_very.
get carried away
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to become so excited about something that you do not control what you say or do ” と記載されていますね。
There’s far too much food – I’m afraid I got a bit carried away.
The manager warned his young players not to get carried away by the emotion of the occasion.
Let’s not get carried away. The deal could still fall through.
The crowd were carried away by his passionate speech.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” admired and approved of by many people ” と記載されていますね。
a respected member of staff
the country’s most respected daily newspaper
He is very well respected in the business world.
She’s a highly respected colleague.
Macmillan Dictionaryによるとunintentionalの意味は” not deliberate or planned ” と記載されていますね。
She is often unintentionally rude.
Cambridge Dictionaryによるとspontaneousの意味は” happening naturally, without planning or encouragement ” と記載されていますね。
The children spontaneously gave us hugs and kisses.
His jokes seemed spontaneous, but were in fact carefully prepared beforehand.
The audience broke into spontaneous applause.
a spontaneous performance
We had no plans to do it – it was a spontaneous thing.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” someone who takes part in a contest ” と記載されていますね。
In tonight’s quiz, our contestants have come from all over the country.
But some defended the dab.
“I’m sure it was an accident, because I personally know this man and his morals, and he has apologised and shown people that he wasn’t aware of the meaning of the move,” said TV presenter @Kemmooalharbi.
“This was just a spontaneous move, he has since apologised to the country’s people and government and you’re still holding it against him?” said @TDouHKejhaQbxdu.
While @asdasd550909800 suggested: “It’s clear that he didn’t even know what the move means“.
However, it isn’t the first time a celebrity has dabbed in Saudi Arabia though.
Social media users noted singer Rabeh Sager frequently performs the controversial move during his performances.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” knowing about a situation or a fact ” と記載されているますね。
They’re aware of the dangers.
As far as I’m aware, he didn’t say anything of the kind.
I was not aware that she had already spoken to you.
I wasn’t even aware that he was ill.
People are becoming far more aware of environmental issues.
hold against (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to feel angry with someone, because of something that they have done in the past “と記載されているますね。
He made a mistake but I don’t hold it against him – we all make mistakes.
He knows it was an accident – I don’t think he’ll hold it against her.
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