Splendid Arabic neologisms no.1

backub verb
To back up files on a computer.

-Lazem tebackubby el hard 3ala el combuter beta3ek ya Amnesiac.

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6 Responses to Splendid Arabic neologisms no.1

  1. gayyash says:

    a gym-goer who prefers muscle definition over bulk might say “la2, hat wazn khafeef, ana ba-dafnesh”

  2. Amnesiac says:

    :0) I like.

  3. Forsoothsayer says:

    there’s so much actually! the drug culture alone. bakarwez.

  4. gayyash says:

    … such as “alo… la2 matgeesh, el dj rawwa7 wel bolice geh fa hanroo7 n-aftar we n-dawwin 3and mido fil chalet, ta3alalna hnak…”

  5. Everything's Eventual says:

    I think PC-related terms are the best neologisms.

    -ya 3am lazem tesayyev (save) kol shewayya
    - enta lessa masattabtesh (setup)el explorer el gedeed?
    - ana hafarmat (format) bokra ba2a.
    - enta ma paddeftesh el file da leih? (convert to pdf)
    - ana hadallet(delete) el file da

  6. Amnesiac says:

    Gayyash: I like ‘n-dawwin’ very much, for some reason.

    Everything: Yes Arabic neologisms are the gold nuggets in what is otherwise the stagnant stream of boring computer science.
    God that sounded pompous, apologies, but you see what I mean.

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