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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:45 am  |  Posted from: Egypt
  

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3 times lately I have wanted to say something is not as good/nice as another.

Examples are

1) the new black bin bags are not as good as the old blue ones. Not a colour prejudice but black are much thinner.
(Before the green lobby start I reuse carrier bags where possible but use a fabric shopping bag to avoid the excess carrier bags but then don't always have enough large ones for bin liners.)

2) normal blue cheese is not currently available & the pre wrapped danish is much stronger

3) meat in the new quiche from the baker is not as nice as the original, but his vegetarian one is delicious :D

I certainly don't want to say mish quais (not good) as that is far too strong but want to be able to compare a with b. Is there a simple word to insert like not as nice, or is there an extension of quais? good/better ?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:48 am  |  Posted from: Egypt
  

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Maybe say something like I prefer the black.

Bifaddil al-iswid.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:27 am  |  Posted from: Egypt
  

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You could say 'assan' (better than) or 'assan shwoyeh' (slightly better) or 'assan owi' (much better). Spelt very much as it sounds! :oops:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 11:58 am  |  Posted from: Egypt
  

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Thank you both, that covers all eventualities for now I think. :oops:

Presumably I could say assan owi when asked about my healing ankle as well, unless it only applies to inanimate objects?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 12:57 pm  |  Posted from: Egypt
  

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You can use it with gay abandon! ;)


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 1:24 pm  |  Posted from: Egypt
  

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Will do :D ............until I break it again anyway :lol:

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ahssan = better
khama ahssan = better quality
noo ahssan = better form


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Thank you :)

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