3a6-nii iyaah

Audio with Theyab's pronunciation

This past weekend, we went to the 7ammaam as-sibaa7ahThe receptionist gave us the stink eye as we ambled in. "Don't you know yissakr ba3d thalaathiin dagiigah?" Oh, nisay-naa. Weekend times.

We trudged to the dismal-looking ma63am in the complex.

"shinuu 3ndi-hum akil hinii?" I mumble.

He shrugs. "maadrii."

"Do you mind ordering me something healthy, idhaa kaan mumkin?"

"Sure, ayiib-lich iyaah," he replies.

He brings me burger and fries. Perfect.

"Thanks, 3a6-nii iyaah," I say.

"This is maal-lii. Yours is on its way."


Now the stink-eye receptionist is coming over, with a tray.

Did she have every job?

"tfa’6al-ay," she says, putting a cup of green juice on the table.

"shinuu hadhaa?" I ask, dumbfounded.

"You asked for something healthy. Clearly we don't offer anything like that, so I put the leftovers of my Sultan Center Caesar Salad in a blender," she replied breezily. "I would have gone to the supermarket to get ingredients, but it's far away, and, well ... maa-lii khulg."

حمام السباحة
7ammaam as-sibaa7ahSwimming pool
yissakrIt closes
بعد ثلاثين دقيقة
ba3d thalaathiin daagiigahIn 30 minutes
nisay-naaWe forgot
شنو عندهم اكل هني
shinuu 3ndi-hum akil hinii?What’s there to eat here?
maadrii I don’t know
اذا كان ممكن
idhaa kaan mumkinIf it’s possible
ايبلچ إياه
ayiib-lich iyahI’ll bring it (m) to you (f)
عطني إياه
3a6-nii iyahGive it (m) to me
مالي خلق
maa-lii khulgI can't be bothered
tfa'6al-ayThere you go (>f)
شنو هذا؟
shinuu hadhaa?What’s that?