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water drawers

Arabic translation: سَـقّاء

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English term or phrase:water drawers
Arabic translation:سَـقّاء
Entered by: Fuad Yahya
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13:28 Jan 14, 2002
English to Arabic translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: water drawers
to stay as wood cutters, water drawers, a source of cheap labour.
Mohammed Ezzat
سَـقّاء
Explanation:
The singular is pronounced SAQQA'. The plural would be SAQQA'OON or SAQQA'EEN, depending on grammatical case.

In some regions, the term RAWWA', modified to RAWWAY (rhymes with "why") is used. In my town, we have a joke that goes:

ترقّى السَـقّا وصار رَوّاي

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سَـقّاء


Explanation:
The singular is pronounced SAQQA'. The plural would be SAQQA'OON or SAQQA'EEN, depending on grammatical case.

In some regions, the term RAWWA', modified to RAWWAY (rhymes with "why") is used. In my town, we have a joke that goes:

ترقّى السَـقّا وصار رَوّاي

Fuad

Fuad Yahya
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