My name is Victoria and I'm from Toronto. My favourite Arabic word is 'Tayieb'. It means delicious.
My name is Mahmoud Allouch. I'm from Toronto but originally from Syria. My favourite Arabic word is 'Yaani'. The literal translation of it is: 'meaning' but Ilike the word because it is used in many contexts. It can be used for humour purposes. It can be used in speech, when you're not able to explain what you're looking for and are asking for help from the other end from the person you're speaking with to help you out of the meaning.
My name is Courtney. I'm from Toronto and my favourite Arabic word is 'Shway Shway' which is also a phrase. I've learned it in the context that of 'slowly slowly' because I heard it when a friend of mine would call a cab for me to an airport and said that to a cab driver. I was in Lebanon at the time and so I learned about five different Arabic words. I was fortunate that i can use French or English there as well. I felt like that it was a good one that can be used in a few...
Hi, my name is Shona. I grew up in small town outside of Hamilton. My favourite Arabic word has to be 'Shokran'. It's one of the very first ones I've learned and it's because as I've traveled the world, i find that being able to say thank you is a game changer and I also feel the gratitude is a game changer. It's magic. It changes the World.