I struggle everyday when I ask my porter to go buy vegetables and fruits. He doesn't speak English and I don't speak Arabic - the story of my life! You would've thought that I would have made an effort to learn the language, but I never seem to find a teacher whom I like. Inshallah, we shall overcome one day, oh deep in my heart I do belive ....
In the interim, to help me at least get my groceries right, I managed to get together a list of the names of some of the common fuits and vegetables.
Bean patties TAMEYAH
String Beans FASULYA
Now to try my newly acquired knowledge on my porter tomorrow!!
Edited on June 3, 2007: My friend Soumaia corrected some of the words which I had got wrong, these are highlighted in red. Thanks Soumaia.