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Broadening the Arabic in Pompey!



It amused me that we may be singing a lot of La La La La La La's this season, but should we as it means No! ? lol.

Here are some words and phrases that we might want to know....

Yes = aiwa/na'am
No = la
Hello = as salama alykum
Goodbye = ma'al salama
Please to meet you = fursa sa'ida
Thank you = shukran (to a man) mashkura (to a woman)
Do you speak English? = tatakalam Inglesi?
I don't understand = anna mush fahim
OK = zein/kwayyis/tayib
How much is this? = bikam hatha?
What is this? = shu hatha?
My name is... = ismi...
I'm from... = ana min...
I don't speak Arabic = ma-atkallam araabi
Where is the...? = wein al...?

Written by Midge.

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Date:Wednesday June 10 2009

Time: 8:21AM

Your Comments

With a planned trip to Dubai in October, these phrases will come in handy. No doubt with all year tan, I'll blend in very well.
storagematt
lol getting ready for a partnership with Citeh, then? :P
JT_daniel
Very useful Midge. Good job.
sneakay
here here, very useful phrase book.
eastneydave
hehe great article. it's these subtle differences that seperate vital pompey from the rest. top work.
pedalo
I am wearing my Jelaba today (long green robe with embroidery down the front). A lady bought me three back from the Arab Emirates a few years ago. I have been out and about in it today. Am getting some very strange looks, but I don't care. Will wear it to football as well! (Won't go with my football hat and scarf tho!)
Gandor1
What's Arabic for "Anyone for a pint?"
Lysimachus
As a ma beer? lol
Midge
 

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