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[سلام (salam) ] Welcome to Arabic weekly words, it’s Chaima again. Let’s find out this week’s topic. Nice, giving a compliment. We have one word for that in Arabic [المجاملة (al mujamala].
First word is
[غزالة] or [غزال] for female.
It means sweet and Darija word would be [ghzâl ] or [ghzâla].
It’s used to describe like person physically or just the way they behave(0:00:23), just the way they are like
هاديك البنت غزالة بزاف
hâdîk lbint ghzâla bzzâf..
that girl is so sweet.
It could mean that she is beautiful physically or she is beautiful as a person. Well depending on the context, it means different things.
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[أنيقة] or [أنيق].
anîq /anîqa
It means elegant and we have the same word in Darija.
ماماها أنيقة بزاف، كيعجبني كيفاش كتلبس
mâmâhâ ’anîqa bzzâf, kayʻjibni kifâsh katilbs.
Her mother is so elegant. I like how she dresses.
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[ضريفة] or [ضريف] it means nice and
in Darija, we say [Driyyaf ] or [Driyfa]
هاديك الأستاذة عزيزة علي بزاف،هي ضريفة
hadîk l'ustadha ʻzîza ʻliya bzzaf, hiya Driyfa..
I like that teacher so much. She is so nice.
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زوين \ زوين ة for female and
it means beautiful In Fusa or in Darija, we use the word [zwîn ] or [zwîna] and [zwîn / zwîna] is not only used to describe like people physically like beautiful, it’s used in so many different ways.
هاديك الممتلة زوينة بزاف
hadîk lmumtila zwîna bzzâf..
That actor is so beautiful.
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ذكي \ ذكي ة means intelligent.
In Darija, we say [dhkiy ] or [dhkiyya].
The difference is the [ذ] and the [د].
Most words that have [ذ] in Fusa, we just say [take off the dot] and say [د] because it’s easier.
So in Fusa, instead of [دكي(dhkiy)] we would say
هاديك البنت دكية بزاف،غيكون عنده ا
مستقبل زوين
hadîk lbint dhkiyya bzzâf, ghaykûn ʻindha mustaqbal zwîn..
That girl is so intelligent or so smart. She is going to have a great future.
That was it, see you next week, bye bye.