If  pronounced as “makwa” it translates into “iron”, but with a little twist in the pronounciation, “mokowa” means “ass” in Saudi Arabia.

Posted by Teacher Tya on August 10th, 2011 . Not bad, thanks be to Allah!

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Frisian – Learn the most important words in Tunisian Arabic Here you can find the translation of the 50 most important words and expressions into Tunisian Arabic. This is a Swadesh list of words in Tunisian Arabic, compared with that of English. It is a verb, used in several dialects, which expresses “to have sexual intercourse”; vulgar: to fuck someone.

Tuvaluan – Think it of it as the equivalent of ‘what the cat dragged in’, used to name a person who did something nasty or unpleasant. We have different dialects and a whole set of words that differ from country to country and region to region. It’ll be great, I think, to see Tunisia from the eyes of the locals and share your experiences.

We are a socially conscious tour operator bringing people of different cultures together by creating travel experiences in order to enrich people’s lives, relationships and cultures, all while experiencing some of the world’s most amazing sites. Typical Phrases of Tunisians for short messages, texts and chat - Demands, Excuses, Swearing. It originated from the old Russian word, meaning a castrated pig. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Share. Marathi  (Old French) – Egyptian – Just add video comment here and we’ll just put a note in the post. Jizhao - Shereen Reda’s Blue Getup and Short Blonde Locks May Be the…. In Egypt, the world translates into “solid”, but in Sudan it means “ass”.

Cantonese, I have been there 4 times actually and I have a house there so I converse in the Tunisian Dialect alot. Affat.

Romance – Berber:  Siberian Tatar – Kurdish –

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It’s my first post and I’m really pleased to do it. aan zabbur umm khaltik. In some countries, attempts to speak the local language are met with scoffing or even requests to stick to English. How to use it: A derogative term that can only be used for males. Attini (ah-tee-nee) is Tunisian Arabic for “give me.” Try this one out while you’re experiencing some slow travel at a cafe, with the Tunisian words for coffee, kahwa, water, meh, or tea, teh. Telugu – In Yemen though, it takes a whole other turn, meaning “k** ommak“. Moroccan, Egyptian Arabic insults and crude language Here are some insults, swear words, and general crude words used in Egyptian Arabic. Proto-Germanic – Remember, these swear words are highly offensive to use against other people, so we caution you to be aware of it beforehand! How to use it: This one of the less drastic swear words to use and has been used in Russia since the 14th century. (Old Marathi) – I miss you, I love you, Will you marry me? Where do you want to go? How to use it: To start with, the word can be used as a street name for condoms, although it is not exactly the first word you would go for. Proto-Bantu – I can earn hundreds of Dinars each night, In my job I could have had many young and very beautyful women, I feel shy because I am man and you are woman. American linguist Morris Swadesh believed that languages changed at measurable rates and that these could be determined even for languages without written precursors. Sranan – Using vocabulary lists, he sought to understand not only change over time but also the relationships of extant languages. Kuki-Chin – Maltese – Polish – I need some clothes for the winter as I do not have any, I haven't eaten all day (please send money lest I starve to death...!). Swedish – Chumashan and Hokan –

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© Copyright 2020 Engaging Cultures Travel | All Rights Reserved. My son/daughter/brother/sister is getting married and I'm working round the clock to pay for it! In the figurative meaning, it refers to a person being annoying, screwing around or just being generally unpleasant. Algonquian and Iroquoian – It’s a fairly new term coming from the English ‘condom’, which is why the two w0rds sound similar. Tibeto-Burman, If you’d like to be extra polite, you can add one of the many Tunisian phrases for please, such as b’lehi, b’rubbi, or minfadlik.

There is also a usage when ‘gavno’ can refer to something bad, like bad work that someone completed. i think it would be helpful if you can also post the recorded version of the words in Arabic. How to use it: Quite literally means sh*t, so it can be referred to when necessary. Basically, the word is used in reference to a displeasing person but is fairly vulgar. Erin lives in Tunisia with her husband and two kids. Burushaski – Aromanian – Tunisian Arabic تونسي ‎ (tūnsī) Transcription 1 I: آنَا ‎ ʾānā 2 you (singular) اِنْتِ: ʾinti … Sanskrit – But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. Me, myself, sometimes I'm good, sometimes I am even better. I have a bad life, I am with you because I want to be with you, I am different, I never ask anyone for anything, Trust me, I am different.

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0 0. I was robbed on my way home and they stole me all the money you gave me and my telephone, What have I done, why don't you trust me, I could have anyone, but you are the only one in my heart. Hmong – Mongolian – This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. Speaking of that delicious bowl of couscousi, when your server asks what you think of the food, you can tell him it’s bnina, meaning delicious! Hmong-Mien – How to use it: This is a favourite swear word in Russian. Dené–Yeniseian – Afrikaans – I know there are good and bad people everywhere. Hebrew – Here are 7 Arabic Phrases for Traveling in Tunisia.

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Turkic –

(Standard Arabic, I think they will serve you well. Greek If someone offers to carry your bags at the airport, but you’d prefer to carry them yourself, you can respond politely by saying le yaishik, or no thank you. Usually after aslema comes labes (leh-bess), meaning, “not bad,” and it’s used as both a question and an answer. (Caló) - It was previously used freely, but in the 19th century made it to the list of restricted words. The original meaning refers to a woman of an ancient profession but actually isn’t used in that sense. You can start by asking their names and introducing yourself, like this: Shnowa issmik?

Graffiti with swear words | © Wikimedia Commons, Russian tourists leaving a memento in Hawaii, A football game – perfect place to learn the basics, Russian driving may trigger a word or two, Sometimes Russian weather deserves profanity, beautiful Russian last names and their meanings. (Middle, The context is similar to the word ‘f*ck’. Please let us know if you have any questions or help with any part of your itinerary! What one thing may mean in Egypt may mean something totally else in Lebanon. Select Staff Writers from the Scoop Empire Team. Friulian – If watery eyes and a runny nose are your idea of the ideal sandwich experience, tell your sandwich maker you’d like it har, meaning spicy. (Ancient Greek) – When you order a sandwich in Tunisia, you’ll be asked which ingredients you’d like inside (think Subway-style), and those are almost sure to include harissa — a spicy red pepper paste that’s similar to Asian sriracha, but less acidic and more complex — and slata mechwia, a grilled green pepper sauce that’s slightly less spicy than harissa. There were some spelling errors in the words, but they are pronounced correctly so I just left those alone. How to use it: Unlike the ‘f*ck’ written above, this is the verb form. I am happy in Tunisia, I don't ever want to leave my country. The root of the word means ‘wander around’, referring to a woman who sleeps around. Bashkir – She loves shopping at the souq, exploring new cities, and sampling all the pastries Tunisia has to offer — and there are many of them! Frisian – Which makes the theory sound likely because that is essentially the meaning it has currently. Papiamento – Scoop Empire - Your Middle East Urban Destination, Snorkelers Beware!

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I 'm poor for now...but my heart very rich of love...and all it's yours, I want a baby from you. Sign up here to get the latest news, updates and special offers delivered directly to your inbox. (100%) (0%) Wel el kahba. Khmer – Fill in our custom tour form and get a free quote for a Tunisia itinerary perfectly tailored to your interests and needs. Sino-Tibetan:  It’s my first post and I’m really pleased to do it.

Okinawan –

For additional helpful phrases in Tunisian Arabic, check out this page from Wikivoyage. We hope your visit back will bring back even more language, warm memories from when you lived here, and new discoveries of Tunisia. Pizdets is the general description of a situation that went very wrong, so it can be used on its own as an exclamation or in a sentence: Vot eto pizdets! Tocharian B – Bangala – Souq Sibit, please. Pama-Nyungan – (Mandarin, Austroasiatic – About once a week in Tunisia, I experience a version of this conversation: Taxi driver: [In French or English] Hello! Arabic – Hello, Goodbye / Aslema, Bislema. Sometimes. But leave that to the pros for now and get started with the basic swear words that you are very likely to hear in Russia.

It is considered very rude. Labes. (Middle Korean, Hi everybody! Top 10 Arabic (tunisian) Swear Words. A reformulated list was published posthumously in 1971.

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Planning to come to Tunisia with my three girls in the next year so looking forward to reading the rest of your posts. You may also hear the more formal shokran, the Standard Arabic form of thank you, to which you can respond afwan. Tweet. In Yemen it means “to be dressed up and adorned”, while in Morocco it means “spreading one’s legs in a sexually offensive way”. It takes root from words in ancient Indian languages meaning to copulate.

Tungusic – Remark: A lot of slang and insults are based on the verb “naak” (ناكَ) in the past or in the present tense: “yaneek” (يَنيكُ).

Beyond impressing Tunisian taxi drivers or your friends back home, learning Tunisian Arabic words is a way to gain a deeper understanding of Tunisian culture. English:  I have never lied to you. Issmi Joe. Italian –

The Tunisian phrase for “How much?”, b’kadesh?, can be useful when perusing the souq for a Berber rug or some pottery, but if you ask the question in Arabic, you have to be prepared to receive the answer in Arabic as well.

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