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    #1

    How to refer to this country?

    Hello


    In English you say: British , American , Saudi Arabian.

    But , How to refer to: United Arab Emirates ?

    Thanks a lot.


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    #2

    Re: How to refer to this country?

    There is no adjective from UAR. You either refer to Arab or use UAR. If you are talking about the people, then residents/natives/inhabitants of the UAR.

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    #3

    Re: How to refer to this country?

    Dear,


    We can call URE people Emirati


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    #4

    Re: How to refer to this country?

    Anglika
    saleemabu

    Thanks a lot for your reply.

    But Saleemabu, don't you think that ( Emirati ) is an Arabic expression ?

    I want what the English people exactly say .

    thanks again.

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    #5

    Re: How to refer to this country?

    The word exists in English but is not widely used. I think most people would either say 'from the UAE' or give the name of the Emirate.

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    #6

    Re: How to refer to this country?

    dear,


    Is there a difinate grammatical rule for nationalities to be taught and
    followed when we call people? . I think there are some nationalities
    ends with " ian' - "se" - " i' some with 'ish" and other have different
    word than the name of the country.
    With kind regards


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    #7

    Re: How to refer to this country?

    No rule - you just have to learn each one.


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    #8

    Re: How to refer to this country?

    I realy appreciate your replies and help.

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