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I was on the metro at Kuala Lumpur (a popular destination for Middle Eastern tourists) and I heard an Arab lady talking with her family. She said something like "Nga3adu!" (I use the number 3 to represent the letter 3ain). Which part of the Arab world would she and her family be from? I believe she was telling her husband and kids to sit down.

I think the use of "g" for "qaf" would be Khaleeji dialect? Do correct me if I'm wrong.

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I think it is Khaleeji, because I think they are only ones who use g for qaf but I've heard people in the Maghreb region switch between gaf/qaf too so I'm not sure.

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Yes you're right, they're Khaleeji and what they meant was "let's sit down". You seem to know a lot about Arabic since you know about the numbers and the letters.

Meera, you're right too, I'm from the Maghreb region (Morocco) and we do use g in most cities but our accent is totally different, you might wanna consider it a language. By the way I just noticed that you speak Arabic, I'm glad to have you here, both of you  :smile:

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Yes you're right, they're Khaleeji and what they meant was "let's sit down". You seem to know a lot about Arabic since you know about the numbers and the letters.

Meera, you're right too, I'm from the Maghreb region (Morocco) and we do use g in most cities but our accent is totally different, you might wanna consider it a language. By the way I just noticed that you speak Arabic, I'm glad to have you here, both of you  :smile:

Haha Salaam Alaikum Joedirt!, No I don't speak Arabic fluently. I took it at university for four years but I'm no where near fluent. :P

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Haha Salaam Alaikum Joedirt!, No I don't speak Arabic fluently. I took it at university for four years but I'm no where near fluent. :P

Walaikum Salam Meera (my name sounds so inappropriate -_- ) I'm surprised by your experience with Arabic. Trust me, you know too much for 4 years and you should be proud, there are people that have been living in the middle east for years and still don't know Arabic as much as you do with 4 years at a university :smile:

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Yes you're right, they're Khaleeji and what they meant was "let's sit down". You seem to know a lot about Arabic since you know about the numbers and the letters.

Meera, you're right too, I'm from the Maghreb region (Morocco) and we do use g in most cities but our accent is totally different, you might wanna consider it a language. By the way I just noticed that you speak Arabic, I'm glad to have you here, both of you  :smile:

Thanks! I did a linguistics course in university and had learned about Semitic language like Arabic and Hebrew. I totally forgot most of what i learned about Arabic but yes, I had some Arab-speaking friends telling me about the use of numbers like 7,3 and 2 to represent Arabic sounds that do not exist in English and other European languages.

Nice to meet you!

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Greetings language lovers :D

I am highly assuming that they were speaking Khaleeji. However, there are some Palestinian dialects use the same "qaf" as it is used in this case.

This simply reminds me while I was in the market in Jerusalem and heard some women talking. At the very beginning, I though that they were local, but they turned to be Khaleeji tourists. A lot of their spoken words were very similar to a certain Palestinian dialect here.

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Yes I heard an Arab tourist say something like "I'm from Gatar". I guess this is a typical accent in a large part of the Arab world. I also have Tunisian friends who pronounce the "qaf" sound as it is in Classical Arabic but in general their dialect is much harder to understand than Egyptian or Lebanese.

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The overwhelming majority of comments here agree that it is khaleeji and I'm with them. It could also apply to the southern Egyptians, as they also have a qaf-to-g element in their dialect.

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