Is Beirut the codeswitching capital of the world? (podcast)

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Susan Welsh  Identity Verified
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Delightful Oct 7, 2015

Thanks Maria


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Merci Oct 7, 2015

My five cents: sometimes I listen to a morning show at a UAE radio station (I like Arabic music). To the best of my knowledge, the country has never been a French or Belgian colony, yet the DJ uses merci even more frequently than shukran (or combines both words). And there are lots of other English and/or French words scattered in the speech, in the ads. Sometimes, I can swear that I understand themicon_smile.gif


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