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"Traveller's Arabic Lexicon (continued)" Egypt Local Custom Tip by handsoum

Egypt Local Customs: 223 reviews and 149 photos

City centre-----------------------Madina
Cairo------------------------------al-Kahira
Market----------------------------Souk
Hotel-------------------------------Hotel
Key---------------------------------Muftah
Swimming Pool----------------Misbah
Shop-------------------------------Mahal
Hospital---------------------------Mustashfa
Doctor------------------------------Tubeeb
Director/Manager---------------Mudeer
Restaurant------------------------Matram
Bank--------------------------------Ban-k
Museum---------------------------Muthaf
Picture-----------------------------Surat

Taxi---------------------------------Taksi
Bus---------------------------------Autabis
Train-------------------------------Keetar
Boat--------------------------------Kaarib
Car---------------------------------Sayyara
Bicycle-----------------------------Daraja
Camel-----------------------------Jamal
Horse------------------------------Hissaan
Plane------------------------------Ta-ara

One--------------------------------Wahad
Two--------------------------------Ithneyn
Three------------------------------Thalatha
Four-------------------------------Arbara
Five--------------------------------Rhamsa
Six---------------------------------Sitta
Seven-----------------------------Sabra
Eight------------------------------Thamaniya
Nine------------------------------Tisra
Ten--------------------------------Rashra

To say 'the' just put 'Al' in front of the word
eg. the restaurant is 'al-matram'

Note: it is possible some words may be a bit different in Egypt than in Syria, but these are all very common.

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  • Written Nov 29, 2002
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