tawqiit sayyi2






Dad: Yeah az-zuwaarah ('the family visit') was great, everyone was there, but we didn't have any desert, kul-ah min ('all because of') Theyab.

Abroad Student: Typical lol. aguul, mitaa gaym of thrawn? ('by the way, when's Game of Thrones?')

Dad: Hmm, I think at 8pm.

Abroad Student: tawqiit wayn?

Dad: Let me check. 8pm tawqiit baws6uun, which means 4am tawqiit-naa.

Abroad Student: Cool. So, khal-naa nsawii skaayb as-saa3ah 5 tawqiit-ik ('let's Skype at 5am') just after the show finishes and before you go to work.

Dad: Sure. So anyway, khal-nii akamil-ik ('let me continue'). Finally Theyab came with the kunaafah (Levantine cheese pastry soaked in syrup) while we were putting on our pyjamas but everyone has already gone so I told him tawqiit-ik sayyi2 ya 3amii ('your timing sucks, bro').


Arabic
Pronounced?
English

وين توقيت؟
tawqiit wayn?
which time zone?
توقيتي
tawqiit-ii
my time
توقيتك
tawqiit-ik
your time (>m)
توقيتچ
tawqiit-ich
your time (>f)
توقيتكم
tawqiit-kum
your time (>pl)
توقيتنا
tawqiit-naa
our time
توقيتهم
tawqiit-hum
their time
توقيت بوسطن
tawqiit baws6un
Boston time
توقيتك سء يا عمي
 tawqiit-ik sayyi2 ya 3ammii
your timing sucks, bro