Arabic Telling where “I am from . . .” Arabic Beginner Lesson- 38 – Learn Arabic Free Online

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Telling where “I am from . . .” Arabic Beginner Lesson- 38 – Learn Arabic Free Online
To say “I am from . . .,” you use the preposition min (from) and the personal
pronoun ‘anaa (I/me). Therefore, “I’m from America” is ‘anaa min ‘amriikaa.
It’s that simple!
To help you both understand responses to the question “Where are you
from?” (see the preceding section) and give your own response to such questions,
Table 3-1 lists the names of various countries and corresponding
nationalities in Arabic.

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 Country Names and Nationalities in Arabic
Country/Nationalities Pronunciation Translation
al-maghrib al-magh-rib Morocco
maghribii magh-ree-bee Moroccan (M)
maghribiiyya magh-ree-bee-ya Moroccan (F)
al-jazaa’ir al-jah-zah-eer Algeria
jazaa’irii ja-zaa-ee-ree Algerian (M)
jazaa’iriiyya ja-zaa-ee-ree-ya Algerian (F)
tuunis tuu-nis Tunisia
tuunisii tuu-nee-see Tunisian (M)
tuunisiiyya tuu-nee-see-ya Tunisian (F)
miSr mee-sar Egypt
miSrii mees-ree Egyptian (M)
miSriiyya mees-ree-ya Egyptian (F)
al-’iraaq al-i-raa-q Iraq
‘iraaqii ee-raa-qee Iraqi (M)
‘iraaqiiyya ee-raa-qee-ya Iraqi (F)
as-sa’uudiiyya as-sa-uu-dee-ya Saudi Arabia
sa’uudii sa-uu-dee Saudi (M)
sa’uudiiyya sa-uu-dee-ya Saudi (F)
‘amriikaa am-ree-kaa America/USA
‘amriikii am-ree-kee American (M)
‘amriikiiyya am-ree-kee-ya American (F)
To tell someone “I am from Morocco,” you say ‘anaa min al-maghrib (ann-aa
min al-magh-rib). Alternatively, you may also say ‘anaa maghribii (ann-aa
magh-ree-bee; I am Moroccan) (M).

 

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