itijaah





'Need itijaahaat (it-ee-jah-haat)?' a voice asked.
I turned to see a policeman.
'Yes!' I said, realising he probably had been watching me dither for a while. 'Which itijaah is SoMu from here?'
The cop looked confused. '...SoMu?'
'kaan qa9dii (kaan kus-deeSouth Mubarikiyah.' 
He pointed. 'al-januub minaak.' (al-janoob min-ack)
It was as good an answer as any.

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إتجاه
itijaah
a direction
إتجاهات
itijaahaat
directions
كان قصدي
kaan qa9dii
I meant to say
الجنوب
al-januub
the south
مناك
minaak
over there