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Gulf Arabic
Pronunciation


...P.1.1 Arabic Sounds



Gulf Arabic
Vocabulary


...V.2.1 Greetings
...V.2.2 Short Descriptive Phrases


...V.3.1 At the Airport
...V.3.2 Asking for Directions
...V.3.3 Expressions of Location
...V.3.4 Professions
...V.3.5 Nationalities


...V.4.1 How Much Does it Cost?
...V.4.2 At the Market
...V.4.3 The Days of the Week
...V.4.4 The Months
...V.4.5 The Colours


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Gulf Arabic Sounds

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( I ) CONSONANTS

Group A – with approximately the same pronunciation as their English counterparts.

b – bagar (cattle), baachir (tomorrow), il-baHreyn (Bahrain)

d – daftar (notebook), Hamdaan (an Arab name), dostuur (constitution)

dh – dhimma (protection), tadhkara (ticket), dhahab (Like ‘th’ in ‘that’, ‘those’.) (gold)

p – panka (ventilator), panchar (puncture), parda (curtain)
The 'p' sound appears only in foreign loan words, like the ones above. Most Gulf Arabs actually say 'b' instead of 'p'.

ch – chayf (how), cham (how much), chidhii (so; this way; like this) (This is a distinctly Bedouin sound, used many times (but NOT always) where ‘k’ would be used in Standard Arabic, e.g. cham instead of kam, chayf instead of kayf.)

f – firiij (neighbourhood), kilaafa (difficulty, burden), aal xaliifa (the ruling family of Bahrain)

g – gaam (he stood up), rigad (he lied down), gilt (I said / you said)

h – haadha (this), ihni (here), dhahab (gold)

j – juuti (shoes), bi-l-jumla (wholesale), jaasim (an Arab name)

k – il-kuwayt (Kuwait), kisabna (we won/gained), yaktib (he writes)

m – malik (king), madrasa (school), mumayyaz (special, distinctive)

n – naashif (being dried), minhu (who), alwaan (colours)

s – islaam (Islam), saalim (an Arab name; safe, whole), dars (lesson)

sh – yishfi (he is recovering), shiyar (trees), sh gilt? (what did you say?)

t – tooba (repentance), gilt (I said, you said)), tadris (you study)

th – thaalith (third), ithnayn (two), thoor (bull)

w – wiyyaana (with us), ward (rose), wujood (existence; presence)

y – ya salaam! (Oh, peace!, said when you like something), mayz (table), daray (stairs)

z – azyan (better), zoor (difficult), zaytoon (olive)



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