Saturday, December 02, 2006

I3tisam la moubali. [nonchalant protest]

I sincerely apologize to non-Arabic reading friends for writing in Arabic without translation. I have been away from blog land [November hibernation], and I guess I needed that spontaneous outburst of nostalgia. I think I am back now.
And to Arabic readers, I also apologize for posting in childish, MSNish typography. I cannot type in Arabic on my machine.
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Here’s an ordinary day, in the life of an architecture student… some years ago in Lebanon.

- Chou el shabeb!
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Chou hadrit janebak… mbayyin halla2 mcharrif! Eh bakkir rayyis!
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Chou fi, ma 3a asses i3tisam!
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Eh i3tisam. Bass i3tisam hone 3al daraj bel jem3a, mech 3indak bel beyt.
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Tayyib wlo bassita ma stafadet la nem shwayy. 3amil 2 nuits blanches... Tab eh chou sar chou 3melto lyom, min nezil.
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Nezlo ktar walla. Ma 7adan fet 3al sfouf! Bass fi T.P. ba3d el doher.
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Baddak tsalli7?
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No ma chtaghalet chi.
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Lesh?
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Ma kenna
3am n7addir lal i3tisam wlak chou osstak.
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Ah eh! Tab lek ana nezil 3al cafette. Micho hone?
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Eh chefto men shwayy.
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Wayno?
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Ma ba3rif ken hone.
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Tayyib bchoufak


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Marhaba Abou Hisham!
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Ahla ahla! Chou mannak mo3tosim ma3oun?
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Mbala bass halla2 jit.
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Eh 3a mahlak.
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Wlak lah ya zalame bass kint te3ben. Lek 3tine we7de coca cola w 3ilbit gitanes lights 3mol ma3rouf.
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Tfaddal!
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Merci. Lek jebet bayd kinder?
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La2 3aboukra.
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Eh la boukra w 3laykoun kheyr.
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W 3lek.
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Merci habibi. Tab lek la otla3 chouf weyn saro holeh.
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B2ayyedoun?
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Eh 2ayyedoun.
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Allah ma3ak.
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Bkhatrak.


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Hi Sandra kifik?
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Ca va kifak inta?
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Mni7. Tlo3te la fo2?
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Eh halla2 kint 3al daraj, inta tali3?
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Eh halla2 tali3, yalla bchoufik.
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Bye.


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Eh chabeb… Ze7le shwayy.
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Chou weyn sorna?
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A3din.
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Eh mne23oud.
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Min hay?
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Wlek hay sa7ebto la chou esmo… 3refto? hayda yalli hek chaklo. Mech mnel jem3a hiyye.
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Ah ok! Walla bass mahdoumeh chakla.
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Eh ma beha chi.


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chou al 3am bi2oulo ma fi architecture lyom.
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Min allak?
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El moudir halla2, al asetzit el T.P. mech jeyine lyom.
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Ya 3eyn!
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Ya leyl.
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Tab chou baddkoun ta3mlo. Betrou7o nel3ab counterstrike?
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Wlak ma a3din 3al daraj chou osstak.
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Khalas ana zhe2et, tali3 3al beyt.
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Eh rou7.
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Bchoufkoun boukra.
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Bye.
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7kineh 3achiyye.
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Ok.


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Bonsoir! Kifik immeh.
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Ahlan habibe kif ken nharak?
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Ma 3melna chi kenna mo3tosmin?
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Kermel chou?
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Chou bi3arrefne… chi… el hay2a el tollabiyye.
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Ya haram hal chabeb ya 3amme.
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Chou bi3arrefne... Ra7 de22 lal chabeb yejo yo7daro el match, bi2assir?
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La ma bi2assir to2borne, 3zemoun.
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Fi 3inna bira?
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Ma bi2addo yemkin!
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Tab ra7 enzal jib shwayy, baddik chi men el dikken?
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La habibe, re7et ana w bayyak jebna kteer ghrad mnel supermarket lyom.
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Tayyib halla2 berja3... Bekhoud cutie?
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Halla2 ra7it hiyye w Melany.
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Tayyib. El Baba hone? Byo7dar el match ma3na?
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Ma Ba3ref ya7ou jouwwa 3am bizabbit chaghle.
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Tayyib halla2 bes2alo.
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Al okhtak l7a2a eza baddak, yahiyye sohrane hone 3ind Sara.
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La badde o7dar el match ana wel shabeb halla2.
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Metel ma baddak.
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Eza da22it Emily, oulila nzelet takke 3mele ma3rouf.
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Tayyib.
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Akid ma baddik chi?
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Eh eh habibe khalas.
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Yalla bye.
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Bye.

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10 Comments:

At 12:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ahla w sahla ya _z...wein hal ghaybeh? mish mou3tessim enta? sme3et enno fi free delivery argeelih w bzourat.(bass ma byet3ato bil gitanes legeres)

 
At 1:07 AM, Blogger Mirvat said...

:))))
shou bi3a''ed hal post. mish heik? eh.. shou shta'na lal a3de 3al daraj.. we dikken wel mama wel shabeb wel sabaya..
ra7 read it mnijdeed..

 
At 1:15 AM, Blogger Mirvat said...

just love it
3am bizabbet shaghle :)

 
At 11:28 AM, Blogger Maya@NYC said...

ktir mahdoum el post z.:)

 
At 12:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hayde abil eyem el cell phones, riz Alla! kint eb3at letter to lina a block away from my house.ma3 el sirilankeye... she'll wait at the door for me to read it and reply heheh ya alla

Lina is in DUbai now, got two kids with the third on the way

Me,I'm still the same old crazy me.. and getting older :)

Rej3o kaffo el Bira?

 
At 5:43 PM, Blogger _z. said...

ana mech mo3tosim la2. w ma 3inde gitanes. :P

mirvat thank you! It is sort of similar to yours I thought. hehe. my dad was excellent with his hands. 3atoul 3am "bi7arti2" w yzabbit osass. (I am the exact opposite).

thank you maya.

la ken fi cells mar. w missed calls add ma baddik. eh eh jebet kteer bira. because ba3ed el match 3atoul fi da22 likha...

 
At 9:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

lol 2a3edet nos sa3ah wana ba2ra il post. moo mit3awdeh 3al lahje il libnaniyyeh, bass as soon as i got it i loved it :)
sooo... arabic!

 
At 5:26 PM, Blogger laila said...

:)

 
At 6:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny post, brings back all the good days back at university....ya reyt byerja3o heydol l iyemet!

 
At 8:14 AM, Blogger _z. said...

welcome palo-girl, and thank you for taking time in reading this.

:)

ma byerja3o krys. khalas, kholso.

 

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