Blowing on Yogurt and Other Egyptian Arabic Expressions

Blowing on Yogurt and Other Egyptian Arabic Expressions

AUC Press

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A lively and informative collection of fifty common Egyptian colloquial expressions and proverbs, this book is must for learners of Arabic, language enthusiasts, and lovers of the country and its culture

The idioms in this small, yet mighty, linguistic treasure trove have been put together to showcase the use of the Egyptian word illi, in itself a fascinating anomaly of the language as the only relative pronoun that exists in this dialect. Organized around their day-to-day linguistic function, each expression includes the original Arabic, a translation, an English equivalent or explanation, as well as whimsical illustrations.

This book covers a wide array of meanings and contexts—packed full of expressions that will console, threaten, encourage, and much more—and is sure to entertain and inform both lovers of language and Egypt enthusiasts.

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