Correct pronunciation of Qatar
By mba8m • 10 years 6 days ago.

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I know this is an inane question and has probably been asked before, but I've heard four different ways to pronounce Qatar and would like to know which one is correct: Is it like "cutter", "gutter", "ka-tarr", "kotter", or like Horshack always said "Kott-air".

I appreciate any clarification, as I'm moving out there soon with my wife and infant son. Very excited!

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By e46M3• 10 years 5 days ago.
Rating: 3/5
e46M3

Probably "cutter".

But make sure you enunciate and don't swallow the "tt"s.

By getinandstayin• 10 years 5 days ago.
getinandstayin

I think "gattar" is closer with the 'TT' sound similar to that in "bottle"

However, different arabic dialects may differ slightly.

By bullsshake• 10 years 5 days ago.
bullsshake

is it common for ppl there to ask "guestions"? or say "king and gueen"? just curious

By getinandstayin• 10 years 5 days ago.
getinandstayin

Didnt understand your question bullsshake... have you been sniffing lighter fuel again :P

By bullsshake• 10 years 5 days ago.
bullsshake

i couldnt help it giasi...such pretty colors!:P...while im at it, is there an arabic word "wallah" and what does it mean? ive seen it enough around here, but im not sure if it's for the french word "voila" ..anyone?

next...glue.

By getinandstayin• 10 years 5 days ago.
Rating: 2/5
getinandstayin

The literal translation is "and (by) Allah".

Used as an exclamation...eg Wallah?? its simiar to the englsih Really?? or No Way!!!

In its pur form, its meaning is "i swear"..eg... Wallah, i didnt say that!

Maybe someone like e43M3 has more to add. Hes our resident expert on these things :)

By bullsshake• 10 years 5 days ago.
bullsshake

that's kewl to know, thanks. it was giving me palpitations thought it was supposedly french.

By getinandstayin• 10 years 5 days ago.
getinandstayin

Palpitations? i think thats enough glue for today :P

By dohagirl• 10 years 5 days ago.
dohagirl

Seriously how can French give you palpitations. "j'ai deteste le Francais." at least French Canadian. They sound like they got something stuck up their nose. :P

By getinandstayin• 10 years 5 days ago.
getinandstayin

je needez un stiffez drenk tout sweet :P

By bullsshake• 10 years 5 days ago.
bullsshake

if i answer that, this site might get banned in doha!lol! jkkkk!

do they have glue in qatar, giasi?lol:P

By e46M3• 10 years 5 days ago.
e46M3

You can try the bread in the exhaust pipe trick

By dohagirl• 10 years 5 days ago.
dohagirl

J'ai besoin d'une boisson rigide :P

By e46M3• 10 years 5 days ago.
Rating: 3/5
e46M3

Wallah I didn't say that (I did)

Wallah I called you (I didn't)

and so on and so forth

By getinandstayin• 10 years 5 days ago.
getinandstayin

e46M3

Have you always been this cynical or did you take a course ? :P

By dohagirl• 10 years 5 days ago.
dohagirl

Wallah teacher I didn't do anything! I hated that.

Wallah what did I do!

By getinandstayin• 10 years 5 days ago.
getinandstayin

Bullsshake

As much as you can digest

By dohagirl• 10 years 5 days ago.
dohagirl

Digest? I thought you sniffed glue.

By bullsshake• 10 years 5 days ago.
bullsshake

do you have any arabic words that kinda grate to you when u hear it? word yallah gives me a bad feeling, it just does

By getinandstayin• 10 years 5 days ago.
getinandstayin

I didnt want to get too technical DG... i thought synthesise was too much this early in the morning. Plus i have to think of some of our short memory members , you listening fish?

By bullsshake• 10 years 5 days ago.
bullsshake

thats reassuring to hear giasi, i kinda like breaking things apart n putting them back together with glue...now i kno why ppl say i smile inappropriately..hmmm

By getinandstayin• 10 years 5 days ago.
getinandstayin

pet peeves

Khali walli

Inshallah (means "god willing" but you can take it as no)

Chow (italian Ciao. So bloody pretentious i wanna vomit)

By bullsshake• 10 years 5 days ago.
bullsshake

maybe he doesnt have time to smell the flo...err..glue:)

By bullsshake• 10 years 5 days ago.
bullsshake

ur comment on ciao is so graphic, ur venom cracked my screen.

*gets more glue*

By getinandstayin• 10 years 5 days ago.
Rating: 2/5
getinandstayin

Thats not venom... its diced carrots and sweetcorn

By bullsshake• 10 years 5 days ago.
bullsshake

must be peppered with shards of glass then!lol!

By killerbee_qa• 10 years 5 days ago.
Rating: 4/5
killerbee_qa

think it's the equivalent to `swear to God'

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