Arabic Cheat Sheet
Harold F. Schiffman
haroldfs at ccat.sas.upenn.edu
Wed Mar 12 14:32:45 UTC 2003
>>From the Philadelphia Enquirer, Posted on Fri, Mar. 07, 2003
A Soldier's Iraqi Cheat Sheet
Soldiers going through training at Fort Dix are taught about the Arab
culture and given a laminated "Iraqi Command & Control Card" with
potentially useful phrases. Here is a sampling from the cheat sheet.
We are Americans Ih-na amerikan
Do you speak English? Tehchee inglizi?
Lower your hands Nezlu aidkum
Drop your weapons Dhibu eslahkum
Hands up Erfa-u aidkum
Come here Ta-aal hena
Do not resist La tegawem
Speak slowly Eh-chi ala kayfek
No talking La teh-chi
Surrender Sel-lem nefsek
Calm down Ala kayfek ih-de
Form a line Awkfu bisirra
Lie on your stomach Namu a-algaa ala batankum
Where are you injured? Wayn jarhtek?
Who is in charge? Minu almes-ul?
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