arabic slang thread...

Discussion in 'Living Room' started by aboosafar, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. aboosafar

    aboosafar New Member

    As salamu 'alaykum,
    I'm putting this hear for discussion of our favourite arabic slang constructions and words.
    Make sure that any phrases, or words etc. are mentioned along with which dialect they are from to avoid confusion insha'allah.

    I heard some 'arab say, what sounded like Allah hayyeek.

    Has anyone else heard this before and if so did I write it in accordance with it's correct pronunciation?

    This is something I heard a lot of in Jordan.

    I'll start there, but I can think of much more insha'allah later on.

    Ma'as salamah,
    Yousef Abus Safar
  2. Umm Ahmed

    Umm Ahmed 2C oursels as ithers C us

    wa 'alaykum assalaam

    Allaah Hayyeek , its a greeting, Allaah greets you.
  3. Expergefactionist

    Expergefactionist hmmm... Staff Member

    Yes, I say this a lot in response to those who say: Hayyak Allah
  4. gag order

    gag order Anti-Troll

    how do i say in arabic - watzzzzzzzzzz uuuuuuuuuup!
  5. Expergefactionist

    Expergefactionist hmmm... Staff Member

    In many different ways depending on the context:

    'amil eh (egyptian)

    esh bak (makkawi/jeddawi slang)

    esh lon

    and of course: esh fawq, and the Salafi reply to that is: Allah ;)
  6. Umm Ahmed

    Umm Ahmed 2C oursels as ithers C us

    Here they say "Allaah Wain"(where is Allaah) to babies around 8 months, and the index finger point up SubhaanAllaah.
  7. ibn Kamal

    ibn Kamal New Member

    Shaku Maaku (Iraqi)
    Shuu fi Maa fi (Schaam) or Shuu Saar
    we say: 3amel shinu
  8. abu hafs

    abu hafs Anti-Shirk

    Who are "we " ..kuwaiti ?
  9. ibn Kamal

    ibn Kamal New Member

    No, Sudani. But they also use "Shinu" in Iraq and Kuwait.
  10. Ibn Adam

    Ibn Adam Jū yoku sei gō

    I'm easily satisfied so I derive pleasure from walking into seafood restaurants and asking "Ish fish?"
  11. Expergefactionist

    Expergefactionist hmmm... Staff Member

    Excellent opportunity for catching brain infection, guys! So go away!

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  12. Expergefactionist

    Expergefactionist hmmm... Staff Member

    This poster was found in Mina in one of the European camps
  13. Ibn Adam

    Ibn Adam Jū yoku sei gō

    Classic! I've got a whole bunch of new ones that I'm hoping to get up on my blog soon. There's just on more that I want to snap before I do it. I saw it when I drove past somewhere quickly but I'll need to catch a taxi to get it photographed properly.
  14. Expergefactionist

    Expergefactionist hmmm... Staff Member

  15. Deenin'

    Deenin' New Member

    All arabic slang is disgusting.
  16. Abu_Adam

    Abu_Adam New Member

    Egyptian Slang

    Salaam ya maan (yes, 'maan' refeers to english 'man')

    and the classic (how could you miss it!?!)

  17. Umm Ahmed

    Umm Ahmed 2C oursels as ithers C us

    The egyptians have this classic too . Feee Aaiiiiii ? whats wrong

    All my family in UK know that one , we were in this park and I in islamic Garb and the family in western clothing, and us all chatting he couldnt get how I could be in the middle of them, so he came right up to us and said "feeee Aaiiiii"
  18. aboosafar

    aboosafar New Member

    Another variation on kayfal haal in most muslim lands and I heard it's from Iraq is
    Shlawnak or ish lawnak.

    And in Jordan and I think most bilad ash sham (I'm surprised no one mentioned this yet) when you were expecting to see someone and didn't see him for a while or he arrives late:

    Waynak ya zalama? (where you been man)

    Zalama is rajul/man in bilad ash sham.

    I saw someone already mentioned "shoo fee" as that's the best shami translation for "what's up" and it can also be done interchangebly with ish fee like many other things as ish and shu are the same thing pretty much.

    And if you ain't seen somebody for a while and you run in to him "ma shuftuk min zaman".
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2007
  19. Expergefactionist

    Expergefactionist hmmm... Staff Member

    In Makkan/Jeddan accent it is: Waynak ya rajjaaal?!
  20. aboosafar

    aboosafar New Member

    Akhi, Deenin, if you ever want to talk to arabs you pretty much have to learn some slang, as that's how they talk nowadays.

    Talking Qur'anic arabic with 'arabs is like speaking King James English in America and being dead serious and expecting people to take you seriously and not laugh at you.

    There are also many fushah words that many 'arab don't understand.

    I recall hearing a narration of 'Ali saying "speak to the people in a language they understand" maybe someone could verify that for me, but Qur'anic arabic is not used by most 'arabs except in durus, radio, the news, etc. but not in everyday circumstance.

    After living in Jordan a while and realizing how much people were laughing at me for speaking fushah I realized it's a must to learn some 'amiyah if you don't want to feel like a foreigner in a muslim land as well as be treated like one.

    Like you mentioned about Shaykh Abu Ishaq, even many shuyukh speak some 'aamiyah so Allah knows best.

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