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Hi, everyone! I’m Peryhan and this is Arabic Top Words. Today, we’re going to learn about the must-know expressions for agreeing and disagreeing. So let’s get started.
1.
معاك كل الحق.
(maʿāk koll el-ḥaʾʾ.)
"I couldn't agree with you more."
In the Arabic version, virtually, it says, “You have all the right.” This is for agreeing, but for disagreeing, you can say
لأ، ماعندكش حق.
(laʾ, māʿandakš ḥaʾ.)
“No, you are not right.
2.
أنا مش متأكد.
(ʾanā meš motaakked.)
"I’m not sure. "
Also, you can use -
ما ظنش.
(mā ẓonneš.)
“I don’t think so.”
3.
طبعاً.
(ṭabʿan.)
"Of course."
You can also say -
أكيد.
(’akīd.)
“Indeed.”
4.
متهيألي كدة.
(methayyaʾlī kedah.)
"I guess so."
I’m not so sure, but I guess it’s this way.
متهيألي.
(methayyaʾlī.),
you can drop the
كدة
(kedah),
you can put it
متهيألي.
(methayyaʾlī.)
or
متهيألي كدة.
(methayyaʾlī kedah.).
5.
كنت لسة هقول كدة.
(kont lessah haʾūl kedah.)
"I was just going to say that."
كنت لسة هقول كدة.
(kont lessah haʾūl kedah.)
"I was about to say that."
You can also say -
كانت على طرف لساني.
(kānet ʿalā ṭarf lesānī.)
“It was on the tip of my tongue.”
It was on the tip of my tongue, right here.
6.
انت غلطان!
(enta ġalṭān!)
"You’re wrong! "
إنت غلطان. مش كده.
(ʾenta ġalṭān. meš kedah.)
“You’re wrong. It was not like that.”
مش كده.
(meš kedah.)
also could mean improbable or inappropriate so you say
مش كده.
(meš kedah.)
“This is inappropriate.”.
7.
ممكن.
(momken.)
"Maybe."
You can say
ممكن، متهيألي كده.
(momken, methaya’lī kedah.)
“Maybe, I guess so.”
8.
أنا مش موافق.
(ʾanā meš mowāfeʾ.)
"I don't agree."
or
أنا مش موافقة معاك.
(ʾanā meš moūāfʾah maʿāk.)
"I don't agree with you."
9.
موافق.
(mowāfeʾ)
"I agree."
You can say -
تمام، موافقة.
(tamām, moūāf’ah.)
“Yes indeed, I agree.”
or
أيوة، أنا موافقة.
(‘aywah, ’anā mowāf’ah.)
“Yes, I agree.”
Most of them are in the female form. For guys, they would say -
أيوة، موافق.
(ʾaywah, mowāfeʾ.)
10.
صح.
(ṣaḥḥ.)
"That's true."
The opposite is
غلط
(ġalaṭ)
“It’s wrong.”. So you can say -
أيوة صح، تمام صح.
(’aywah ṣaḥ, tamām ṣaḥ.)
“Yes, it’s right. / Yes, it’s true.”
For example, if someone says, “It’s going to rain today.”,
شكلها هتمطر النهارده.
(šaklahā hatmaṭṭar el-nahārdah.)
“It looks like it’s going to rain today.” and you’re not so sure so you can say -
متهيألي كده.
(methayya’lï kedah.).
It means “I guess so.”, or you can say -
ممكن.
(momken.)
“Maybe.”, or you can say -
لأ إنت غلطان.
(la ’enta ġalṭān.)
“No, you’re wrong.” I checked the weather forecast for example.
Or something like that. Egyptians don’t really like being so straightforward just like maybe anyone else. They don’t really like being straightforward so maybe you will not hear people saying -
إنت غلطان.
(ʾenta ġalṭān.)
"You’re wrong! "
or “No.”
لأ
(la ).
For example, if they disagree with you, they will not say -
أنا مش موافق.
(ʾanā meš mowāfeʾ.)
unless it’s like very sensitive or something. Usually, people, instead of saying -
أنا مش موافق.
(ʾanā meš mowāfeʾ.),
they will say -
ممكن، بس....
(momken, bas...)
“Maybe, but...” something, something, something. So they can, instead of saying -
لأ، أنا مش موافق.
(la ʾanā meš mowāfeʾ.)
“No, I don’t agree.”, they might say -
أيوة معاك حق، بس...
(ʾaywah maʿāk ḥaʾ, bas…)
“Yes, you are right. But...” and they will go on explaining something else. That probably means they don’t agree with you.
Okay, so that’s it for today. I hope you like the lesson. Why don’t you tell us in the comments below about your favorite expressions of disagreeing and agreeing. Bye-bye!

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