A Contrastive Study of Using Euphemism in English and Arabic

Jawaher Ali Almufawez, Rawabi Majid Alalwani, Hana Altalhi


This study supplied some insights into cross-cultural distinction realization by analyzing English and Arabic euphemism. It aimed to show different types of euphemism and how it is interpreted differently across cultures. In addition, the analysis was between Saudi dialect and American dialect. The researchers used questionnaire which was posted on the social media and they gave it to their family and friends. The study tried to answer the question: what are the differences and similarities of using euphemism in Saudi Arabia and America and what are the types of euphemism? The result of this study discussed many aspects like: cultural and religious beliefs and values.


Contrastive study, Euphemism, English, Arabic

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