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Country Names and Nationalities in Arabic



Worksheet to learn Arabic vocabularies about how to say country names and nationalities in Arabic

There aren't much differences in English and Arabic pronunciation for country and nationality names. When you ask someone "where are you from" in Arabic:
مِنْ أَيْنَ أَنْتَ؟ (مُذَكَّر) min ‘ayna ‘anta  
مِنْ أَيْنَ أَنْتِ؟ (مُؤَنَّث) min ‘ayna ‘anta
إِنْتَ مِنْ فِين؟
إنْتِ مِنْ فِين؟
حضْرِتَك مِنْ فِين؟
He/She will reply with country name or nationality:
أَنَا مِنْ سُورِيَّا . أَنَا سُورُي
You can notice from the table above that there are different between masculine and feminine Arabic adjective. Feminine adjective usually has  ة \ ـة  in the end. Also, all the adjectives end up with ي for masculine or ـية for feminine. This ي is represent "mine" in English like when you say: my book كِتابِي

Don't forget to listen to the audio to get used to the pronunciation.

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