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Miehtsain?...Achrine duro

English translation: Miehtsain = two hundred; Achrine duro = 20 duros (one duro = 5 pesetas)

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18:13 Jan 20, 2008
Arabic to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature
Arabic term or phrase: Miehtsain?...Achrine duro
Two people – one Arab, one American – are bargaining with a local Moroccan who doesn't speak English. The Arab asks, “Ch’hal? … How much? The man says how much. Tell him.”
“Miehtsain.”
“Achrine duro,” says the Arab sternly, as if he’s correcting him. They argue a while, and a bit later he announces triumphantly, “We can go for one hundred pesetas.”

(considering I’m translating the text to Turkish, can you pls put the Arabic originals too, so I can use them for the Turkish transcription?)
vitaminBcomplex
Local time: 15:15
English translation:Miehtsain = two hundred; Achrine duro = 20 duros (one duro = 5 pesetas)
Explanation:
Good luck

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Note added at 36 mins (2008-01-20 18:49:50 GMT)
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The merchant asks for 200 pesetas and the other man offers 100 pesetas (or 20 duros).
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Yasser El Helw
Local time: 14:15
Grading comment
thanx a lot, yasser (and mohsin too)
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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3 +1Miehtsain = two hundred; Achrine duro = 20 duros (one duro = 5 pesetas)Yasser El Helw


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Miehtsain = two hundred; Achrine duro = 20 duros (one duro = 5 pesetas)


Explanation:
Good luck

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Note added at 36 mins (2008-01-20 18:49:50 GMT)
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The merchant asks for 200 pesetas and the other man offers 100 pesetas (or 20 duros).

Yasser El Helw
Local time: 14:15
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 20
Grading comment
thanx a lot, yasser (and mohsin too)

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