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90 Seconds: Arabic words mangled by the media

MEE takes you through some of the worst Arabic mispronunciations in the media
Linah and Alex on the do's and don'ts of Arabic (MEE)


Arabic can be a tricky language for non-native speakers. However, with the Middle East continuously in the headlines, the abuse of Arabic words by media professionals and politicians recently has been truly appalling.

In 90 seconds, Arabic speaker Linah Alsaafin and non-Arabic speaker Alex MacDonald take you through some of the most mangled Arabic words in the media today:

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