Friday, May 11, 2007

Funny Lebanese Expressions (Arabic)

While browsing the LFPM forums, I found this thread and thought to share some of it contents :) Enjoy!

belli testrak sater
ta2 albé
Akho l chlite
Bayyak 2ezez? Aw emmak claire?
bit 3a2id
tannaket ma3e
Angaret ma3eh
ritak todrab
salbe
mda2ra ma3on
yehre2 7arichak
Rakkablo 2roun
Farratné dehek
Fa2a3né dehek
Ma ajlatak!
Malla labsa! Ma byetkannas
FARJINEH 3ARID KTEFAK
ZAHIT MIN HON
yi chou wati awta mn el chafra 3al ared
rou7 ballet el baher
fek 3an sama rabbi
ta2 7anak
to2borni nshallah: Burry me god willing
shou mahdoum: What digestive
de2 l'may bi dalla may: Beat the water and it stays water
3aynak bayda: Ton oeil est blanc
shou fi ma fi: Qu'est- ce qu'il y a et il n'y a pas?
Yi7ri2 deebak ma asmakak
ya rabbi el setra
l ghala dareb atnabo
betfouto bel 7et
Hayda feyi2 w reyi2
tanjra w le2it ghataha
houwwe ras bala mokh (copyrighted ziad)
shou fete7
Ritak tenfezir
ati3a to2ta3ak
todrab nchallah
ma at2al dammak
3al sous w no2ta
batikh yi kasser ba3do
darbeh 3al 7efer darbeh 3al mesmar
la thezzo we2ef 3a shwar
Danna2et! Bass danna2 fiya? (J'ai gelé dans elle)
Ghéché w méché!! Ekhid ghatta!! (Il prends un atterrissage)!
Byékhdak 3al ba7er w bireddak (Il te prends à la mer et te rends)
MTA2TA2 3atach (brisé de soif)!!
Zbélo: Poubelle-le
Echi3 eddik 7mar (Je vois le coq un âne!)
Ma ta3méllé berrezz basal (Ne me fais du riz des oignons!!)
La chaghlé wala 3amlé, 2é3id ykechch 7amém!
3a Rassé!!
Tekram 3aynak!
Mech 3arif kou3o men bou3o!
Mech 3arif allah weyn 7atto!
Titi titi mitel ma rehte mitel ma jite
bomor -> Point-mort
deberyage -> embrayage
Chamberyel -> Chambre à air
Achekman -> Echappement
Talephon -> Téléphone
Calucatrice -> Calculatrice
men temmak la beib el sama
min gher charr
bala zoghra
ma twekhzouneh bhal kelme
bala 2atcheh 3an hadissak
mich beyiss temma gheir emma
tob el jarra 3ala tema btotla3 el benet la emma
chakar bakar
yihri2 hareesho
htara2 sallafeh------> By sideburns burned!
Karbaj 3anno elanfes------> He handcuffed his breaths
3anzeh wlaw taret
Ana khartouch fardak
Allah m3a dwelibak
rakeblo sabouneh
chou jeb toz la marhaba
chi tiktik chi ti3a
Chou jeib Tarazan la Texas
bi7sib allah ma khala2ak
shamassneh
Mitl al 2atrach bil zaffé
Toul bala ghallé
Toli3 3ala bélé
Nkassar al Char
Khalis la alla
3mol mni7 w kib bil ba7ér
Bala3na al mousse
Toli3 7alib al nawar
Chou osstak bit dal hézzik mézzik
ya3ne kif maken
Rahet l kahraba, dawer l moteur, tak l dejoncteur, khafif l oudowieh, 3ali l dejoncteur
n2ta3it l may, fodi l khezen, ija l citerne

And the best of all: kiss me again

Most Lebanese people know at least 3 languages; here are some hellos Lebanese style:
1 language: arabic
'sabah lnour,marhaba, kifna lyom?'
2 languages:
1*arabia-french
'salut kifak mnih, bonjour kifak lyom, bonjourik ya helweh?'
2*arabic-english
'hi chou kifak, good morning kifak, or how are you mnih?'
3 languages: arab-eng-fren
'hi comment ca va mnih'
and the most popular and used one is: 'hi kifak ca va?'

2 comments:

Sharareh said...

Hello and wishing you health and happiness and much joy this week. I love this post. I adore your language and culture and would love to understand the expressios you've posted. I've started learning but I'm sure you can imagine how difficult it is. I was hoping that if you found the time, you could be so kind to perhaps translate a few of your favorites into English. It would greatly help me learn better. I apologize for bothering you with this but would truely appreciate any help you can offer.
Thank you so much.
Sharareh
sharareh79@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I love Lebanon.
i was there two times and i am wishing come back soon.

thanks u for your hospitality and the great people there.

Spain is your brother ya lubnan!

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