Nationalities in Arabic
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to answer that all important question that you’ll be asked frequently – Inta Menin? – Where are you from?
No matter how good your Arabic is, most people in Arabic-speaking countries will know you’re not a native speaker. As such, this is one of the first questions someone will ask you. You can answer this simply with the country you’re from "Ana min Engiltira" (I’m from England). But you can also answer by using the nationality form "Ana Inglizi" (I'm English). Today we’ll be going over the second way of talking about where you’re from and nationalities in Arabic.
Resources for further reading:
Pronunciation of nationalities in Arabic - El Gensayat Bel 3arabi
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انا من انجلترا
Ana min Engiltira
I'm from England
How’d you do? How do you feel answering this question now? Many of these words aren’t that different from their English counterparts. But the pronunciation can be a bit tricky so don’t forget to practice!
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!مع السلامة (Ma3a essalama!) Goodbye!
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