Arabic words

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Arabic words

Post by Binti » Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:00 pm

Have you ever got yourself in a sticky situ speaking arabic or misunderstanding something said to you in arabic?

my 1st mistake was going into a shop to ask for bleach to clean my bathroom....the man kept repeating *bleach bleach* I later found out that BLEACH is furniture polish CLOR is bleach!!

Dont ever say *MORNING* in Arabic the wrong way ;-)



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Post by DJKeefy » Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:46 pm

:lol: You know i have many, im sure i have posted them before...

The Bleach one is funny, a lad who did our satellite had streaks of like blond in is hair, i kept pointing at it and saying Bleach ? Bleach ?, he kept saying No.. No... He must have thought i was round the bend :lol:


Fackar (sp?) which was said to me on one of the local minibuses near Karnak, WHO ME ???? I created a scene in which me and the driver ended up off the bus shouting at each other, after around 100 Egyptians gathered round to watch the scene a man told me it meant CHANGE :oops:

Another one where i nearly blew was MaFuck meaning screwdriver...


I know the Morning one is aimed at me Binti :lol: :lol: :lol:

So i will reveal all...

I said to the cleaner in front of all his family...

Hanna Shoof Enter Bukra Zob (something similar to that, though a bit longer) I meant to say I will see you tommorow morning) what i actually said was
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I will see your Cock tommorow morning..... :oops: :oops: :oops:

Zop - meaning Morning - Zob - meaning cock, Im sure it is my Yorkshire Accent, i just cant say zop :( so i miss the morning word out now :lol: :lol:
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Post by Kronkite » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:03 pm

8) :))) :))) ;)

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Post by jewel » Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:24 pm

I was once watching TV with some egyptians in cairo and there was a programme about zebras so i was saying "zebras!" as you do and had everyone in an uproar .......same word as keefy (zobras :oops: ) you live and learn :roll:
I think you wanted to say "early"? which is soab ...very similar :)

Another booboo I made was saying "sit down" - which is like "cursy" but sounds very like a part of the female anatomy which is "cussy" :oops: took a long time to live that one down!! but never made same mistake twice :lol:
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Post by Lizk » Fri Apr 17, 2009 9:20 pm

:))) :))) :)))

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Post by Goddess » Fri Apr 17, 2009 10:33 pm

Bet the cleaner was scared witless at the prospect Mr Keefy! :lol::lol:
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Post by JOJO » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:18 pm

Goddess wrote:Bet the cleaner was scared witless at the prospect Mr Keefy! :lol::lol:
:) :lol: :lol:
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Post by Binti » Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:49 pm

I made the cussy mistake asking for cucumbers on medina st...oh the shame!!!

Kos lettuce is the other one NOT to ask for!!

I used to use the word AHA alot but NEVER now its a very rude swear word

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Post by sesen » Sun Jul 05, 2009 9:00 pm

Good Lord I didn't know about Aha - I do tend to say that myself often.

The poor cleaner - in front of his family too - thats so damn hilarious :lol:
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Post by Luxor87 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:31 pm

jewel wrote:I was once watching TV with some egyptians in cairo and there was a programme about zebras so i was saying "zebras!" as you do and had everyone in an uproar .......same word as keefy (zobras :oops: ) you live and learn :roll:
I think you wanted to say "early"? which is soab ...very similar :)

Another booboo I made was saying "sit down" - which is like "cursy" but sounds very like a part of the female anatomy which is "cussy" :oops: took a long time to live that one down!! but never made same mistake twice :lol:
what a mistake LOL

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Re: Arabic words

Post by Ebikatsu » Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:49 pm

Binti wrote:Have you ever got yourself in a sticky situ speaking arabic or misunderstanding something said to you in arabic?

my 1st mistake was going into a shop to ask for bleach to clean my bathroom....the man kept repeating *bleach bleach* I later found out that BLEACH is furniture polish CLOR is bleach!!

Dont ever say *MORNING* in Arabic the wrong way ;-)
did he think it was Pledge? :mrgreen:
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Post by GDB_London » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:23 pm

I know this is an old post, Im crying with laughter. :lol::lol::lol::lol:

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Post by Countessa » Fri Jul 02, 2010 6:49 pm

:lol: Missed this one first time round!

In the presence of the whole family recently I said to DH 'oh, you tease!'....the whole room fell silent whilst it dawned on me what the translation is...(literally, 'you @rse'! ).:oops: :lol:
I used to be indecisive, but now I'm not so sure...

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Post by GDB_London » Fri Jul 02, 2010 7:39 pm

Countessa wrote::lol: Missed this one first time round!

In the presence of the whole family recently I said to DH 'oh, you tease!'....the whole room fell silent whilst it dawned on me what the translation is...(literally, 'you @rse'! ).:oops: :lol:

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by BENNU » Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:13 pm

- Ooooops! :lol:

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