Friday, December 24, 2010
My Struggle with Arabic.....
I just wanted to let you know that it isnt just my friend Rajh the Office Boy that struggles with language...it's me as well. As I said in the comments before, "Now I know how my inlaws feel when I try to speak Arabic" haha
So, where Rajh has to struggle with Arabic and English...my only issue is Arabic. While I am sure he and i will have our "language issues" for a while, we are both going thru the same issue with the language gap being in a different country than our own. We are "kindred souls" so to speak...haha With that being said..... here you go....A couple of First Wife stories.....Enjoy
***Note to self....New Years Resolution... LEARN ARABIC!! : )
When you are eating at with the family on Friday after Juma...the food is never ending. My mother in law will keep adding more and more to your plate. Mashallah! Really....the 25lbs I put on is with the help of Friday lunches...hahaha
Mother in law..... Yallah! --------------------------------------------(this is the Arabic she speaks that I dont understand..)
Me: La La....Shukran (No thank you)
Mother in law..Nam nam... (yes, yes) as she piles more on my plate...
Me: Trying to remember what "I am full means in Arabic" I say, "Shamballa".... They look at me like I am speaking Chinese
Me again: Shamballa
At this point, I realize that I have gotten it wrong and they are all looking at me like...awww how cute...lol
To this day they wont tell me the real way to say it...hahah So if anyone of you out there know, please fill me in... :)