3ishtaw!





kalimat al-yawm means well, but a9-9araa7ah it veers towards sarcasm.

Imagine for a moment there's a cute yaahil who wants to show you they can do a back flip. You are genuinely impressed that this tiny creature can execute a move that, let's face it, you've not mastered yourself. However, when al-yaahil does the flip again, and again, and again, each time seeking the same approval from you, it's time to nip things in the bud and say: "3ishtaw!"

Arabic
Pronounced?
English

ياهل
yaahil
a child
الياهل
al-yaahil
the child
اليهال
al-yahaal
the children
كلمة
kalimah
a word
كلمة اليوم
kalimat al-yawm
today’s word
الصراحة
a9-9araa7ah
honestly | basically