crazy or insane احمق أم مجنون Terrorism & Shish Kabab الإرهاب والكباب
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Submitted by Harrak (Canada), Jan 9, 2007 at 23:36
احمق أم مجنون كلاهما
crazy or insane both of them
in you and you know not what are them (they)
Translation in respect of te audiance..
Although you were exact in translating احمق to insane rather than مجنون for crazy. In north African and Sephardic Jews Arabic they say احمق for crazy. So here you learn something besides your dictionary rapidology.
"Egyptian Arabic is the gold standard of spoken modern Arabic because of the fact that Egypt is the power house of the movies, theater, writings, songs, education etc"
I really believe you are an old outdated Musta3rib or Mustashriq -orientalist or Arabized-. Egyptian was gold in the 70s and 80s but after the 90s and after 2000 more than 50% series, movies, songs, poems are Syrian or Lebanese who share the same Arab dialect. We can add about 15% of Khaligie -persian gulf Arabic-; your Egyptian Mazika is becoming very marginalized these days. Egyptian remain the language of sex! yes I agree. The dialect is used between Arab couples to express nudity that one may feel shy expressing in his-her every day language.
"As for Harark: No his is not an Arab and for sure he is not from Morroco"
that would be correct. I am from Canada, the planet you dream about.
You and your likes dhimmi are no use for the debate with Islamists. That debates need new generation that comes from within the heart of the real world. Not a generation that measures today with the tools of the Gamal Abdelnasser era.. I see you like someone who tries to browse wireless EVDO internet using an analog phone.
Untill you join the digital world Mr Tartoor (close Iraqi slang for your Fahlawi walamoAkhza) I let you do some research.
Egyptian! what a joke, Arab student know more Farsi these days than Egyptian.
Say hi to Adil Imame and his top of the line movie (Terrorism and Shish Kabab) .the top of the poorly civilized acheivement. Viva Hollywood!
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