Just thought I’d share a few words with you. The list consists of both Fushaa and ‘Aammiyyah. I am not a fan of ‘Arabic slang, however, not knowing it will make things a little difficult on you, especially if you are a new comer. Allaahu Aa’lam. I can’t tell you how many people started their conversation off with “ihna” and I was standing there with the “duh” look on my face trying to figure out what they were talking about. So….here you go.
‘Ashaan – Li-anna: Because
Ihna – Nahnu: We
Badri – Mubakhkhir: Early
Baseet – Easy
*Baseet is used more than sahl.*
Bazoora – Katheer: A lot, many, etc.
Boofiyah – A strange little sandwich (egg, shrimp, falafel, etc.) often stuffed with french fries topped with cucumbers, mayo, ketchup and tomatoes.
Ta-akhkhir – Muta-akhkhir: Late
Hurmah – Imra-ah: Woman
Khalli – Leave
- Ex: Khallihaa – Leave her/it alone.
*The locals use “seebi” just as much as “khalli.”
Dubb/Dubbah – Sameen/sameenah: Fat
*Dubb actually means “bear.” I cracked up when I first learned this one…lol.
Raahat – Dhahabat: She went
Shaatir/Shaatirah – Good boy/girl
Shantah – Haqeebah: Handbag
I am not an expert, so send corrections here and I’ll update the list, In Shaa Allaah.