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Learn the 10 Most Common Political Actors in Arabic (2) Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Arabic Language, Grammar

Marhaba! I am sure most of you enjoyed learning about the 10 most common political actors in Arabic. Others I am sure refreshed their memory. Similar to my earlier advice on the 100 most common words in Arabic, you will unquestionably come across most if not all these words in any daily TV show or Arabic newspaper. Learning new words is always a suitable boost in your academic journey of learning the beautiful Arabic language. In this post I am sharing the answers to the Arabic crossword puzzle from the previous post and some examples of how you can use these words in a sentence. I have also translated and transliterated every example so that you can learn how to read and pronounce every sentence properly.

President – رئيس
Example: Barack Obama is the President of the United States of America
Translation: باراك اوباما رئيس الولايات المتحدة الاميركية
Transliteration: Barak Obama ra’is al-wi-la-yat al-mu-ta-hi-da al-amir-ki-ya

Prime Minister — رئيس الوزراء
Example: David Cameron is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Translation: دافيد كاميرون رئيس وزراء المملكة المتحدة
Transliteration: David Cameron ra’is wu-za-ra’ al-mam-la-ka al-mut-ta-hi-da

Governor – محافظ
Example: John Smith has decided to run for governor of California
Translation: جون سميث قرر الترشح لمنصب محافظ كاليفورنيا
Transliteration: John Smith qa-ra-ra al-ta-ra-shuh li-man-sib mu-ha-fith california

King – ملك
Example: The King of Saudi Arabia is Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Translation: سلمان ابن عبدالعزيز آل سعود ملك المملكة السعودية
Transliteration: Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud ma-lik al-mam-la-ka al-su-udi-ya

Ambassador — سفير
Example: Mustafa Hammoud is Lebanon’s Ambassador to Switzerland
Translation: مصطفى حمود سفير لبنان في سويسرا
Transliteration: Mustafa Hammoud sa-fir lub-nan fi swi-sra

Counselor — مستشار
Example: Maggie Lawrence served as the second counselor to the Prime Minister
Translation: ماغي لورينس خدمت مستشارة ثانية لرئيس الوزراء
Transliteration: Maggie Lawrence kha-da-mat mus-ta-sha-ra tha-ni-ya li-ra-‘is al-wu-za-ra’

Minister — وزير
Example: John Klein was named as Minister of Agriculture
Translation: عُيِّن جون كلين وزير زراعة
Transliteration: U-yi-na John Klein wa-zir zi-ra-a

Representative — ممثل
Example: The Minister sent his representative to the negotiations in Geneva
Translation: أرسل الوزير ممثل عنه للمفاوضات في جنيف
Transliteration: Ar-sa-la al-wa-zir mu-ma-thil an-hu lil-mu-fa-wa-dat fi ge-nev

Official — مسؤول
Example: Ali has been a security official of the Democratic Party in Lebanon since 2005
Translation: علي مسؤول أمني للحزب الديمقراطي في لبنان منذ 2005
Transliteration: Ali mas-‘ul am-ni lil-hi-zib al-di-muq-ra-ti fi lub-nan mun-thu 2005

Member of Parliament — نائب
Example: Youssef has been a member of parliament since 1996
Translation:  1996 يوسف نائب منذ
Transliteration: Youssef na-‘ib mun-thu 1996

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Salam everyone! Born as an American to two originally Arab parents, I have been raised and have spent most of my life in Beirut, Lebanon. I have lived my good times and my bad times in Beirut. I was but a young child when I had to learn to share my toys and food with others as we hid from bombs and fighting during the Lebanese Civil War. I feel my connection to Arabic as both a language and culture is severing and so it is with you, my readers and fellow Arabic lovers, and through you that I wish to reestablish this connection by creating one for you.