Do you know what fasheikh means? Anyone trying to follow young Egyptians on social media will often fail because of the language. TikTok, rap and chat culture are changing dialects like never before. Some background and examples of slang.
The English term "nerd" is difficult to translate and should be left untranslated. However, if one insists on a translation: what is "nerd" in Arabic? Let's have a look at various Arabic dialects.
People who study Egyptian Arabic are often confused when they want to say "next week" or "last week". In fact, there are several options. Let's check them.
قط (qattu) can denote "never" in the Past. What about the word أبدا (abadan)? It is only for the future.
Native Arabic speakers make certain mistakes in Arabic. The Arabic word for never is often used in the wrong way.