mifchaachah





Moving house is always a delicious time for a clear-out.


Extra bits of 2athaath (ah-thaarth) get gifted to the neighbours. Insane amounts of 3aysh (eysh) are made from bags neglected for months at the back of the cupboard, seasoned by the fancy mil7 (milh) you never got around to opening.

But minimalists beware! Try to avoid getting rid of too much 3alaaliig (al-laa-leeg), not least that rusty old mifchaachah that you think you'll never use.

Because there's nothing more heartbreaking than standing in a pristine new apartment, staring at a celebratory bottle that cannot be opened.


Arabic
Pronounced?
English

أثاث
2athaath
furniture
أيش
3aysh
rice
ملح
mil7
salt
علاليق
3alaaliig
stuff | things