Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 3872 times:
There is one person and their user name is "Qatar". I saw in a magazine that it was pronounced KAH-ter. That's never how my teachers ever pronounced it and it sounded weird to me, so I wanted that backed up by someone else who knows.
American_4275 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1076 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3840 times:
A lot of people can't pronounce the names of several Middle Eastern countries. So i'll try to help some of you out:
Iran = "EE ron"
Qatar = "GHattar" (the GH is hard to pronounce, but try your best
Iraq = I'm not too sure on this one but I think they pronounce it Eh Rugh (Rugh is pronounced like rug but with the GH sound at the end). It might sound silly saying it that way in English so the alternative would be "EE rock"
Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 385 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (13 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3774 times:
You must be having ESP and read my mind because I have been wanting to do this thread for some time but never got down to it, so QATAR = KATAR with the "TH" sound from "TOO-TH" in the English language, it may be something else in Arabic, I heard my cousins husband whos an Arab, pronounce it "KEHTER", also SHARJAH is "SHARQAH" in Arabic.