Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Already sliding my "Arabic" into my English.

Today I was helping one of my students with his personal statement for Texas A&M and I was explaining something to him and slipped "yani" into the sentence. My student started laughing... I paused and said "oh dear I can't believe I just said yani" and he replied "SEE... you are MADE to live in Qatar!" Next thing you know I will ending my phone calls with "yallah bye bye."

Yani - "I mean."

Yallah - "HURRY UP" but also can mean "All Right."

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