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الحريف - Tunisian Arabic

English translation: Customer, patron, client


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Arabic term or phrase:الحريف - Tunisian Arabic
English translation:Customer, patron, client
Entered by: Sam Berner
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11:22 Dec 9, 2004
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Arabic term or phrase: الحريف - Tunisian Arabic
In standard Arabic it means "professional" as opposed to "amateur". But I keep coming across it in Tunisian newspapers, and it doesn't fit the meaning. Can it also be "tradesman"? or "handyman"? Any other possible meanings.
Sam Berner
Local time: 01:49
Customer, patron, client
Tunisian حريف means a customer or client or patron.
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Sam Shalalo
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Customer, patron, client

Tunisian حريف means a customer or client or patron.

Sam Shalalo
Local time: 01:49
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