Marhaba! We all resort to using slang words without consciously thinking about it. For instance, when my wife and I send a text message to your friends about going together to watch a movie, our friends usually reply with one word: Awesome! Rather than a formal reply, along the lines of ‘we will be delighted to join you and watch a movie together,’ their answer was in a very common American slang word. Many of you have requested that we share some essential and common slang words in Arabic.
Before I share with you what I think are the 25 most common Arabic slang words, you should know keep in mind that different Arab countries have different dialects. For example, Egyptian slang words are somewhat different from Lebanese and Syrian ones. Unlike other languages, like English for example, there is not a uniform list of common Arabic slang words. The words I share with you today make sense to people in Levantine states, such as Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan. I also provide you with the transliteration of every word so that you can both learn how to read and pronounce it, as well as its definition.
For now take care and stay tuned for upcoming posts!
Have a nice day!!