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how to speak / pronounce ضابط مساء الخير!
Thread poster: GypsyRock
Dec 14, 2013

Please help me pronounce this "ضابط مساء الخير!" based on the English pronunciation... I believe it means "good evening officer" in Arabic.


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Noura Tawil  Identity Verified
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Arabic Dec 14, 2013

The Arabic sentence you mention seems to be spoken in a colloquial manner, or it's machine translated.
This is how it should be in Modern Standard Arabic:

مساء الخير أيها الضابط!

And this is the phonetic transcription:

"Masa'ul khair ayyuha dhabet!"

If you know a little bit of French, then "kh" are pronounced just as you would pronounce "r" in the French word "trois, or très ".

"dh" is a letter that I believe only exists in the Arabic alphabet, but you can pronounce it as an emphasized "d", it'll be understood.

If you do want it spoken in a colloquial manner, then just remove "ayyuha".

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Ahmed Gad Elrab  Identity Verified
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how to pronouce it Dec 19, 2013

you have to pronounce it like that "massa el kheir"

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