N/APosted on - 08/31/2012
I have a friend working in Middle East most especially in Saudi Arabia. He told me about his work there that took my interest. I'm planning to look for a job and to work there also. He recommended me to his employer and he said I must submit my CV and formal letter to evaluate. I'm wondering if there difference between the English letter and the Arabic.
If so can anyone give me at least one formal Arabic letter template that will serve as my basis of work.
Thanks in advance.
Any formal arabic letter template as basis
Hi Emily Forrester Stowe,
I understand your problem as writing in Arabic is very hard. Firstly Arabic is from the Semitic language family, so its grammar is very different from English. When Arab learners produce written or spoken English potential for errors is very large. Arab learners may be confused by the lack of patterns in English that would allow them to distinguish nouns from verbs or adjectives, etc. Basically, Arabic has 28 consonants whereas English has 24. Arabic also has 8 vowels/diphthongs whereas English has 22. In Arabic short vowels do not appear in writing. It is also written in a cursive script and texts are read from right to left. Upper case and lower case has no distinction.
Here is an example of writing a formal letter in Arabic for official letters:
سعادة الأستاذ/….. الفاضل (أو المحترم)
………… تحية طيبة وبعد،
……………………………….. وتفضلوا بقبول فائق التحية والاحترام
If you want to know more about Arabic you should visit these sites:
I hope this post will help you.