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    #11

    Re: Arabic and Saudi Arabian

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    When used to describe nationality, nothing.
    Thank you.

    Is Saudi Arabian used to describe food and companies, and porducts

    For example

    Saudi Arabian food.

    Aramco is a Saudi Arabian company.

    Saudi Arabian water heater.

    While saudi is used only in nationality.

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    #12

    Re: Arabic and Saudi Arabian

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmvp View Post
    Is Saudi Arabian used to describe food and companies, and porducts

    For example

    Saudi Arabian food.

    Aramco is a Saudi Arabian company.

    Saudi Arabian water heater.

    While saudi is used only in nationality.
    No. Saudi Arabian isn't wrong, but Saudi is more likely in those phrases except perhaps for the Aramco one.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #13

    Re: Arabic and Saudi Arabian

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmvp View Post
    Thank you.

    Is Saudi Arabian used to describe food and companies, and products, while Saudi is used only in for nationality? For example:

    - Saudi Arabian food.
    - Aramco is a Saudi Arabian company.
    - Saudi Arabian water heater.

    While saudi is used only in nationality.
    In BrE, "Saudi" is usually enough to represent "Saudi Arabia(n)".

    - He has lots of Saudi friends.
    - I'm off to Saudi this summer.
    - The arguments over Saudi oil will go on for decades.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #14

    Re: Arabic and Saudi Arabian

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I'm off to Saudi this summer.
    That doesn't sound right to me.

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    #15

    Re: Arabic and Saudi Arabian

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    - I'm off to Saudi this summer.
    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    That doesn't sound right to me.
    I found it really grating the first few dozen times I heard it. Eventually I realized that, while I hear "Saudi" as an adjective, it's widely used as a noun representing the name of the country.
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