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    Default Be kel ma3na al kelme

    The title is an arabic expression to put emphasis on the word that precedes. For example: He is a real tourist be kel ma3na al kelme
    To say that he deserves to be called a tourist, he knows how to be a tourist, tourist par excellence, etc...

    Do you have an expression you use to express that?

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    Default Re: Be kel ma3na al kelme

    ----- I am not an ESL teacher -----

    Quote Originally Posted by [number] View Post
    The title is an arabic expression to put emphasis on the word that precedes. For example: He is a real tourist be kel ma3na al kelme
    To say that he deserves to be called a tourist, he knows how to be a tourist, tourist par excellence, etc...

    Do you have an expression you use to express that?
    "He is a real tourist" already emphasizes the simpler "He is a tourist."

    Some tries:
    - He is a real tourist.
    - He is indeed a tourist.
    - He is a tourist par excellence. (from French)
    - He is a tourist de facto. (from Latin)
    - He is definitely a tourist.
    - He is really a tourist.
    - No doubt he is a tourist.
    - For sure he is a tourist.

    I can't remember right now an idiomatic expression to state exactly what you want. Hopefully some native speakers can help.

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