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    Shukran - thank youSalaam...

    by oompah18 Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Shukran - thank you
    Salaam alekum - good day
    Masalaama - bye
    Afwan- you're welcome
    Always ask for 'best cash price' when buying goods.
    Never photo Arab women, they go crazy.
    An arab is never without:
    1) his mobile phone,
    2) food stuffed into his mouth
    3) his hand on the car horn, pressing HARD!
    Finally remember that any car driver will do anything they feel like at any time, without warning, so watch like mad!
    Good luck!

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    You won't need much Arabic...

    by DesertRat Written Aug 24, 2002

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    You won't need much Arabic when you're in Bahrain, but you do need to read the numbers. Note that the upper row is the printed form; the lower row is handwritten. And the '0' is a raised dot. Decimal points are indicated, as in German or French, with what looks like a comma. Here they are:

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