October 18, 2007

Nesaitay 3anha

My sisters and I were having a conversation with my cousin about her PS3 which she left at our place a few days ago.

Pheonix: faroo7 when are you comming over to get it?

Faroo7: Get what?

Pheonix: lol nesaitay 3anha?

Aunt: ana bafham intaw min wain etyeboon elkalam!!

Me: ay kalam?

Mom: nesaitay 3anha

Me: 3n shino?

Aunt: No the actual word nesaitay 3anha, it does not exist in arabic

Pheonix: yes it does

Mom: you cant translate you forgot about it in arabic, nesaitay 3anha mako!

Aunt: ana a7seb bs banate may3arfoon yt7achoon

Mom: laa 3ndina oo 3ndich khair

does nesaitay 3anha really not exist in arabic?
posted by eshda3wa at 12:20 AM


Hmm.. I guess it does! :$ nasety 3an el bent! naseity 3an el mawdoo3 el flani! nseety el6abkha 3al nar!!!

October 18, 2007 at 12:40 AM  


where is the ps3 now? :D

October 18, 2007 at 1:21 AM  

it does in my dictionary! ;p

October 18, 2007 at 1:24 AM  

LoL yeah no such word LOL ..
It goes : Nesaiteeha ,nasyat'ha or maybe If u would like to use 3anha or u feel like u have to use (3anha) LOL >>matadreen 3anha o salamtech :)

October 18, 2007 at 1:25 AM  

yeah thats what mama said , i can use nesaitay elsalfa, nesaitay aghrathich, but not nesaitay 3anha

we have 3 PS3 at out house rite now, ur welcome to one

blue dress
:S it should!

i need arabic 101 !

October 18, 2007 at 1:34 AM  

take it from me!!

October 18, 2007 at 1:48 AM  

It's like saying "close the lights" instead of "turn off the lights". Sometimes Arabic can't be translated directly into English or vice versa, bs shinsawee? That's wat our parents get for putting their kids in bilagual skools. ;P

Wait, there's another one too.. a funny one actually. I can't remember.

October 18, 2007 at 2:40 AM  

haaa? Mino gal it doesn't exist? it exists!

October 18, 2007 at 3:18 AM  

La koleesh mo baddaleyya mrra wahed..haza klam arap mazboot..enty mo `3altoana..


La kilish mo badleyya marra wa7da..kelma 3arabeyya mathboo6a..enty mo `3l6ana..

I think you mean: forgot about it bas im3arbat`ha, LoL ;p

3ndena o 3endich 5air...

October 18, 2007 at 4:16 AM  

ghala6 blahjatna alkuwaitia....sheno nesaitay 3anha...ya ama nesaiteeha wala nesaitay al ps3 :)

hathie wejhat nazaariee ana bsara7a ya3ni ;P

October 18, 2007 at 4:21 AM  

and yes it is the english schooling...cuz i suffer from the same problem =D

October 18, 2007 at 4:22 AM  

7altich 9a3ba lol

October 18, 2007 at 4:44 AM  

LOOOL sheno nesaity 3anha !!! alah ehadahom bas ;P

eee thatz the new generation BaaaiiiiHH ;P

October 18, 2007 at 6:33 AM  

umm it sounds arabic enough for me ...madree

October 18, 2007 at 7:39 AM  

Its our right as kuwaities to make up expressions on the go and incorporate them into our culture, what if it doesn't exist? it makes perfect sense

October 18, 2007 at 7:44 AM  

OMG My mom pointed out the same thing! Hehehe athar kilina chithee? Instead of nisaitai 3ana we're supposed to say "nisaiteeh" . Although I think with time people will start to accept things like nisaitay 3anna like they've accepted ay shayy :D

October 18, 2007 at 9:02 AM  

I totally agree with hamza and kaos! Who cares if it doesn't exist? This is Kuwait, this is how our language changes. We use words in strange ways from different languages, and we eliminate letters and change their pronunciation as we see fit. Sheno "fe yam3a elyom"?! That's not Arabic.. yam3a? Jam3a? Tajamo3? .. bleh.

Kuwaiti language is ever changing and is based on a lot of meaningless stuff. I wanted to post about this a few days ago, but I can't get enough examples..

October 18, 2007 at 9:04 AM  

hell NO, "Minnaak" is nasty too can't stand, Hnaaaaak is the right word

October 18, 2007 at 9:05 AM  

I have the same question! Kila yegolon lee, "Entay wainich? Long time 3anich."

Tell me when you discover! 3ahsan I add it to my dictionary! :D

October 18, 2007 at 10:10 AM  

Maybe it should be nesaiteeha?

Nesaitay 3anha = Forgot about it

heey its ok enshalah u say "esh7alatNi" instead of "esh7alati" that is if you say esh7alati like my cousin :P

October 18, 2007 at 10:56 AM  

you know what we use in bahrain a lot?

ee la!

so someone says, so and so football team won?

ee la!

October 18, 2007 at 11:07 AM  

No, it does not exist in arabic. :/

October 18, 2007 at 1:36 PM  


اذا بتتكلمون عربي... كتبوا بالعربي
و اذا بالانجليزي كتبوا با و لا الانجليزي

لا تكتبون عربي بحروف لاتينية او العكس

و بعدين ليش عيال المدارس الخاصةلغتهم العربية قواعدها هندية.....؟!؟!؟

عيال خالتي دايما يسئلوني "شرايج (مع انه الشعر طافح عندي بكل مكان)نروح بيت مال احنا.....؟!؟!" ......؟!؟

October 18, 2007 at 5:00 PM  

WAAAAY THE SAME CONV MY MOM IS JUST HAVING!! ge6ee3a :P i said something tawa and she's like " its not a word" moo kaif-ha it is!! oo i second ghasheema

October 18, 2007 at 5:49 PM  

No it doesnt :)

October 18, 2007 at 7:40 PM  

There are so many words that we use do not exist in Arabic
or even Kuwaiti dictionary
this generation "ours" is creating his own dictionary which is CoOoOoOoOoL :-P

October 18, 2007 at 8:09 PM  

There are so many words that we use do not exist in Arabic
or even Kuwaiti dictionary
this generation "ours" is creating his own dictionary which is CoOoOoOoOoL :-P

October 18, 2007 at 8:12 PM  

why wouldn't it exist? it sounds normal.. ! *not an expert in arabic*

October 18, 2007 at 11:21 PM  

it's colloquial arabic, half of colloquial isn't "real" arabic! It's like slang

October 19, 2007 at 2:37 AM  

Nisait + Ra7 3an bali = Nisait 3annah.


October 19, 2007 at 2:41 AM  

You know I always use that word and it does exist :D well I'm not sure if we made it up but I think 5la9 it’s a new word that the Arabs made :)

October 19, 2007 at 12:24 PM  

You are correct, it doesn't exist in the arabic language! And you are doing what many have done, translating the english in your head to arabic! loooool!

October 19, 2007 at 1:07 PM  

since we all can understand what u mean, ma3nataaa mabrook il-kelma sa7eee7a =p

3yal so'al, (bil-yallah) kelma sa7ee7a wila la?? =/

for example
me : khalastay ilshay el-flany?
someone : bil-yallah khalastah

my mom says its not a word =/

October 19, 2007 at 2:24 PM  

This post and most of the comments aren't real, totally priceless

October 19, 2007 at 7:11 PM  

It sounds prefectly fine :D

October 19, 2007 at 8:43 PM  

girl talk the way you wana !! its up to you ;)

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October 20, 2007 at 10:33 AM  

looks like there's a site yu3allim lahjatna!!

October 21, 2007 at 7:10 PM  

I dunno if it exists or not but I understood it perfectly :D

October 22, 2007 at 1:24 PM  

HAHAHAHAHH! This same conversation happens on a weekly basis between my dad and one of us! LOL!! 3adii.. a9lan gilt'la... "akeed awal wintow 9'3ar ahalkum 3abalhum ina INTOW ma it3arfoon titkalamown 3arabi... LOL"... he laughed... hathee il7ayat :)

October 22, 2007 at 2:47 PM  

I came up with it !!! Your sis ta3allimat'ha menni ;P

Nesait 3annah = I forgot about it

October 27, 2007 at 11:32 PM  

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