Audio with Theyab's pronunciation

When Dana was a child she had more sha:ar than now (ya:anii she could have
salvaged global baldness) but looking mithil a member-in-waiting of the Jackson 5
proved useful in awkward social situations. Join a new school half way
through the year? Hide behind hair. Don't want to get picked for football?
Hide behind hair. See that boy she likes? Grow a fringe - and ikhtif-ay!

Today she has less reason to hide. Hell, she's a CEO.  But if when shopping
she happens to spot firqat miami* at The Avenues Mall, she returns to that
prepubescent mistaHiyyah self

شعر sha:ar Hair
يعني ya:anii Like / it means
مثل mithil Like / similar to
اختفي ikhtif-ay! Disappear (to a female)
فرقة firqah Group
مستحي، مستحية   mistaHii, mistaHiyyah Shy (m/f adj.)
تقدر tigdr Do you want to
تسجلي tsajil-ii Record for me
صوتك Sawt-ik Your voice (to a male)
مابي maabi I don’t want to

*firkat miami were a Kuwaiti singing sensation from the nineties,  charming many
kuwaitiyyaat (Kuwaiti girls) and making shiyaab (old men) say: "Taa: hadhool,
maa yastiHuun :ala wayih-hum!" ("Look at them, they have no shame!")