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Abbaya
A full-length black robe worn by women over their clothing
Al Ahram
The Pyramid
Al Hamdulilah
Praise God
Ala tuul
Straight ahead/right away
Alam
A pen or a pain in the body
Alf shoke
A thousand thanks
Allah
The first of ninety-nine names of God
Ana
I
Ana Amrikaniyaa wi Masriyya bell elb
I am an American and an Egyptian in my heart (f)
Ana Asaad
I am happier to know you
Ana Asfa
I'm sorry
Ana min hena
I am from here
Ana Mus Ray-a
I am Egyptian (f)
Awi
Very
Ayiza
Want (f)
Aywa
Yes
Baba
Dad
Baksheesh
A tip/bribe
Baladi
Native/local
Bara
Outside/outdoors/outside the country
Bawaab
Building guard/virtue protector
Bent
Girl
Bikam
How much?
Bod Bokra
After tomorrow
Corsi
Chair
Coptic
Egyptian Christian
Eid
Feast around a religious holiday
Enti
You (f)
Enti kwayyisa
You good (to a female)
Enta
You (m)
Felucca
A native sailboat
Faloose
Money
Galabaya
A full-length native robe worn by both men and women. Still favored by many Egyptians as part of traditional garb that is part of life in Egypt today
Gamb
Beside/next to
Gamoosa
Water buffalo
Gazma
Shoe
Gharam
Love you're willing to pay the price for
Ghee
Clarified butter/shortening used to fry and bake native dishes
Habibi
My sweetheart (m)
Haram
Forbidden under Islam
Harami
A thief
Hawa
Shares love with air and falling
Hayman
Love that wanders the earth
Hena
Here
Hena kwayyis
Here is good
Hijab
Any scarf a woman wears to cover her hair
Iftar
The sundown fast breaking meal during Ramadan
Imshii Imshii
Go away
Inshallah
God willing
Ishq
Love that entwines two people together
Kefya
Enough
Kelb
Dog
Khamasiin
Strong spring winds that cause dust storms. A part of normal life in Egypt today consistent with living in a desert environment
Khroof
Sheep/lamb
Kusheri
A delicious native dish made from rice, macaroni and lentils topped with fried onions and tomato sauce
Kwayyis
Good/okay (m)
La-a
No
Madame kwayyisa awi
Madame is very very nice
Mafish
There are not/there are no/there is no
Mashkilla
Problem
Massa el kheir
Good evening
Men
From
Min fadlak/fadlak
Please.
Mish
When used before a word, it negates the meaning
Mish Kiteer
Not a lot
Molukhaya
An Egyptian vegetable similar to kale. It is finely chopped, cooked with garlic, then served as a soup, often with rice
Mus
Egypt
Muslim
A member of Islam (it is pronounced mus-lamb)
Om
Mother
Pasha
Honorary title to show a man's importance
Piastres
Small change
Raebe
A stranger, or also used as What happened?
Raeba
Someone who is strange
Sabbah el kheir
Good morning
Sababah
Love exudes from your pores
Salaam
Hello
Shaghaf
Love that nests in the heart
Shara
Road/street
Sharmoota
The original definition is a dirty rag, but it is frequently used to describe a loose woman
Shartra
Clever/smart
Shay
Tea
Sheikh
Muslim religious authority
Sheisha
A native water pipe used to smoke tobacco
Shimell
Left
Shokran
Thank you
Souk
Street market
Sufi
The mystical arm of Islam
Tamaya
Bean cake
Tech
Losing yourself in love
Tessa
Nine
Wadi
Dry riverbed
Walah
Love with sorrow
Waldeen
Boys
Walad Imshi Imshi
Boy go away
Ya Kelb
You dog
Yemeen
Right
Zakat
Giving a portion of your income to the poor (one of the five pillars of Islam)