Saudi Arabia: Know Some More Arabic

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This month for the monthly Arabic I thought I’d review nationalities and professions especially since Saudi Arabia has so many expat workers.

American                       Amriki

Bangladeshi                 Bangladeshi or Bangla

British                            Britani

Canadian                      Canadi

Egyptian                        Mesri

Ethiopian                       Ethiobi

Filipino                           Filibini

French                           Fransi

German                         Almani

Indian                            Hindi

Italian                             Italy (y pronounced like “e”)

Jordanian                       Urdoni

Lebanese                     Lebnani

Pakistani                       Bakistani

Palestinian                   Falastini

Saudi                            Saudi

Somali                          Somali

Sudani                         Sodani

Sri Lankan                   Srilanki

Syrian                          Soori

Thailandi                    Tailandi

Turkish                        Turki

Yemeni                     Yamani

Accountant              Mohaseb

Carpenter                 Najjar

Clerk                         Kateb

Driver                        Sawwaq

Electrician                Kah’rabai

Engineer                   Mohandis

Guard                        Hares (like Harris)

Labourer                   A’mel

Mason                       Banna’

Porter                         Hammal

Teacher                     Muallem, Mudarres

Translator                 Mutarjem

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