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Translation for dry cleaning

Post by Scott » Sat May 15, 2010 3:45 am

Hi!

Could someone kindly give me the Egyptian Arabic translation for "dry cleaning"?

Sign language seems to stump my driver!!!!

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Post by Kevininabydos » Sat May 15, 2010 9:37 am

A dry cleaner in Arabic is: tandeef aala en-nashif.
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Post by Scott » Sat May 15, 2010 10:06 am

SHUKRAN!!!!

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Post by Countessa » Sat May 15, 2010 12:55 pm

If that fails, try 'tandeef jaff' - that's what my DH instructs when sending his suits to be dry cleaned :)
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Post by Bullet Magnet » Sat May 15, 2010 1:04 pm

Jaff or Gaf ( my phonetic pronunciation ) I understand as meaning DRY...

By default, does "tandeef" mean clean ? ( I dont know that word ) ta.

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Post by drwho » Sat May 15, 2010 1:08 pm

I look for a dry cleaners, easy to spot, walk in with loads of clothes jiggle them about and pick them up the next day, "is there a problem?......8)
bet ordering a beer doesn't present problems......

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Post by Scott » Sat May 15, 2010 1:12 pm

My only concern was that most places seem to be laundries - and I prefer not to have my Pringles returned fitting my 20 kg. dog!!!!!!
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Post by BBLUX » Sat May 15, 2010 1:13 pm

Zeitgeist, I have "clean" as nadeef.
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Post by Bullet Magnet » Sat May 15, 2010 1:19 pm

Thanks Barry 8)


Whats with the Pringles Scott is talking about...??
I hate the Sour cream and cheese ones. :evil:
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Post by Robbo70 » Sat May 15, 2010 2:38 pm

The new limited edition flavours are quite nice. The sea salt and cracked pepper is rather moorish :)

I assume Scotts pringles are the golfing brand rather than the edibles :lol:
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Post by Scott » Sat May 15, 2010 4:06 pm

Actually cashmere jumpers.
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Post by Kevininabydos » Sat May 15, 2010 4:08 pm

tandeef is cleaning, as in cleaning solution mahlool tandeef ( contact lens cleaning solution), nadeef is clean as in to clean some thing nadeef oda, to clean a room. Tandeef jaff is literally cleaning dry which should be understood too.
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Post by drwho » Sat May 15, 2010 4:16 pm

I wouldn't give them cashmere swede or leather even turnips .....8)

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Post by Scott » Sat May 15, 2010 5:47 pm

Is there a choice?????
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Post by Goddess » Sat May 15, 2010 7:34 pm

Only on L4U could a topic about dry cleaning morph into a discussion of Pringles!

Looking for a new dry cleaner myself, needed my carpets doing (after previous fiasco's I ain't doing them any more!) vaccumed them all, rolled them up, got them all down in the lift and to the shop only then to discover they stopped doing carpets two day ago. The doormans wife offered to wash them herself, but past experience has shown me they put a ton of arial on and don't rinse it off.

But anyway! Hope your pringles stay actual size Scott!
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Post by Bullet Magnet » Sat May 15, 2010 9:28 pm

Excellent topic, lots of divesity..

Robbo's back.. Hello Robbo, Good holiday ? :D
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I also find out that Pringles make cashmere jumpers.. Amazing... 8)

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Post by Scott » Sun May 16, 2010 11:04 am

Wow! I never dreamed I'd create such confusion! I thought ALL Brits knew Pringles. We only have a few jumpers but they are beautiful. Here is the Co. link:

http://www.pringlescotland.com/

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Post by Countessa » Sun May 16, 2010 1:43 pm

Loving this topic!!

Scott, being a true Scotswoman of course I know of Pringle!! Should the dry cleaning be a catastrophe you can stock up on the genuine articles in a store in Arkadia Mall in Cairo (forgotten the name of it at the moment!!).

Goddess - ah yes, the Egyptian stylee of washing rugs with Ariel and buckets of water - guaranteed crispy carpets every time!! :?
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Post by Scott » Mon May 17, 2010 6:17 am

Isn't a breath of fresh air wonderful!!!!! LOL!

Nice to find a fellow believer (Scot!)!

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Post by Scott » Mon May 17, 2010 6:18 am

BTW, how are you doing, Countessa?? I'd come visit but SO MANY STAIRS!!!!!

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