We look at a few of the uniquely Egyptian slang words that litter our lexicon, complete with definitions. Which are your favourites?
If you are Egyptian, then you are very well aware that a lot of the Arabic that gets spoken in the streets aren't actually Arabic words but express exactly what needs to be said. We have compiled a list of our favourites. We know we have missed alot of them, however, that's were you come in, Cairo. Follow the format we have used and add your favourite non-sensical Egyptian words below in the comments section.
ex. Don't worry about that guy with the superman T-shirt, he's a total Sees.
Tary or Nity
A person that cries readily for little to no reason
A person that whines and complains too much.
ex. Christiano Ronaldo is tary, but the whole Italian football team are total nitys.
The act of disc jockeying.
A DJ in the process of mixing.
ex. DJ Basterma fire beyDa-Jen Techno and only Techno.
"Forget about it"
To intentionally neglect something
ex. Fokak, she isn't pregnant so why are you worrying?
A person who tells lies
ex. That reports is an iftakasa, Egypt is not the worse place for expats.
A total Mama's boy
Somone who is extremely lazy
ex. That Borotta doesn't have any drugs. That Borotta doesn't even have a job.
A slang term expressing a very long time
A billion dicks
ex. My Big Mac took a zebilliar hours to get here.
A human doormat
ex. There is no point in dealing with him, he is a hatya.
ex. Turn up that 100Copies compilation sika.
Suttub, Sayev, Farmat, Dalit
Various computer terms that have been turned into bastardised Arabic.
ex. After farmatting my computer, the suttub dalit what I thought I sayeved.