Who is an expat?

Hi All, I noticed that people selling their cars say that they are "expat" or "expat car". Well, what does that mean? Do "expat cars" bring more value than local folks' cars. I know expat take care of their cars and spend money on it. But, really .. who is an expat. To me .. when I read the advert, I expect an native english speaker or europeans. Is that so? or expat is just everyone who is not local?

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In its broadest sense, an

In its broadest sense, an expatriate is any person living in a different country from where he or she is a citizen. In common usage, the term is often used in the context of professionals sent abroad by their companies, as opposed to locally hired staff (who can also be foreigners). The differentiation found in common usage usually comes down to socio-economic factors, so skilled professionals working in another country are described as expatriates, whereas a manual labourer who has moved to another country to earn more money might be labelled an 'immigrant'. WIKI Dixit!

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Anyone who is not a

Anyone who is not a local.. by the way, beware of expats selling Dacias.

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expatriates are also commonly

expats are also commonly referred to as the infidels so the term expat is used only to soften the advertisement. an advert saying "infidel wanting to sell car" wouldn't bring many responses i would imagine.

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...Very good question.

...Very good question. Commonly, I see most of Qataris by expat they mainly mean Westerners, by residents they mean Arabs, by laborers them mean communities from certain countries. When the Arab "expat" holds dual nationality, they point it out as a privilege. Who am I exactly in all of that, I have no clue. Signed by: Laborer under the Labor Law of Qatar.

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Expat is the one who is

Expat is the one who is neither here nor there...neither X nor Y. He is an 'ex' for his home country and doesnt get any 'pat' from his adopted country.

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lol shapil, good one!

lol shapil, good one!

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...britexpat, ehem,

...britexpat, ehem, ehem...ok...:)

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An Expat is a Westerner. Rest

An Expat means a Westerner. Rest of Non-Locals are just "Miskeen Kharjees" :P

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anyone not local.. this

anyone not local.. this applies in all countries.

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HH...me too, yaa'ni nafsun

HH...me too, yaa'ni nafsun shai (Hope I spelled it right) :D

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i hope adam has found his

i hope adam has found his answer :P

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It normally means it has been

It normally means it has been looked after properly, not been in X number of accidents and no irresponsible youth has crashed it a million times cos Daddy gave him / her a BIG engine when he turned 16 (or 18).

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expat = everyone else other

expat = everyone else other than locals

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....Alumnar, that and the car

....Alumnar, that and the car hasn't been used for long and is in good condition, such as those ads we read titled lady driver...etc.

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Translated : Looked after.

Translated : Looked after. Carefully driven by a little lady from Newcastle :O)

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Translated : Looked after.

Translated : Looked after. Never parked in the sun. Carefully driven by a nocturnal vampire from Transylvania :O)

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Expat are non locals .. yeah right ..

Expat are non locals.. Yeah right.. Not all of them. To the locals, expats mean westerners. Especially, white folks. If you are an Arab with a westerner nationality, you are still called an arab with a westerner nationality. That is true for Indians, Pakis,...etc. I think historically, the British expats who were here in the early days (70s, 80s) were a true representation of expats. However, this has changed a lot through our the years. I think the term "expats" now apply to a wider group of people. Anyway, all expats are welcome as they as they understand the culture. One sad thing though, is the separation between expats and locals. There is a boundary and low engagement. That is why those terms will still have a meaning. I am really looking for that day, when this term "the way it means today" disappears!

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....Adam19988, if you read

....Adam19988, if you read Arabic please let me know, I want to put some terminology in Arabic and will translate them, for the purpose of this discussion.

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Anyone who is not Qatari ....

Anyone who is not Qatari ....

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Anyone who doesn't smell of

Anyone who doesn't smell of mangos

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