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How is it said when a woman invites another woman to sit and have tea?


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Well here in Derbyshire it would be " Park yer sen down do yer fancy a brew?" ;)
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:lol: Thank you Jojo, very helpful! I know how to say it in arabic, just need to know if it's different when said to a woman. Probably is, isn't it? :oops:
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Well personally I would say "taaly henna habibti shrop chaay" ;)
"If you understand, things are just as they are, if you do not understand things are just as they are"

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Miriamkhalifa wrote::lol: Thank you Jojo, very helpful! I know how to say it in arabic, just need to know if it's different when said to a woman. Probably is, isn't it? :oops:
Well I presume it would be in Feminine form.
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Nce to see you on here Mirri :) hows the book comming along?
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JOJO wrote:
Miriamkhalifa wrote::lol: Thank you Jojo, very helpful! I know how to say it in arabic, just need to know if it's different when said to a woman. Probably is, isn't it? :oops:
Well I presume it would be in Feminine form.
And then it would sound liiike??
"One band, two oil barrels, three chords, four dreams, five lies, six ties, seven deadly sins and eight ways to stay alive. They know who you are, they know where you live, they're the Kaizers Orchestra~"

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Horus wrote:Nce to see you on here Mirri :) hows the book comming along?
Hi, Horus, nice to see you too!! I need to come here more often!

The book is coming along fine, and if I manage to deliver the final manuscript by the 15th of april it will be published by fall :)
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Miriamkhalifa wrote:
Horus wrote:Nce to see you on here Mirri :) hows the book comming along?
Hi, Horus, nice to see you too!! I need to come here more often!

The book is coming along fine, and if I manage to deliver the final manuscript by the 15th of april it will be published by fall :)
Yes you should come here more often, you have plenty to offer :)
And ............. no excuses on the book, get your head down and make sure that it IS finished by the 15th April ;)
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Miriamkhalifa wrote:
JOJO wrote:
Miriamkhalifa wrote::lol: Thank you Jojo, very helpful! I know how to say it in arabic, just need to know if it's different when said to a woman. Probably is, isn't it? :oops:
Well I presume it would be in Feminine form.
And then it would sound liiike??
Ermmm I'm working on that! I'll ask my tutor next Wednesday :oops:
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Thank you Jojo, that would be very helpful :D
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Feminine

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Taali is the feminine form. I think you could also say something like 'yella nashrob shay'. More like 'Come on let's drink tea.' That is what I have often heard used.

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Claire wrote: I think you could also say something like 'yella nashrob shay'. More like 'Come on let's drink tea.'
I'm liking that phrase Claire, I'm going to walk the West bank shouting it out loud! :)
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Hello all.

I am not fluent in Arabic and have not spoken it for some 18 months, apart from the odd swear word, but surely 'yella nashrob shay' translates to "GO drink shai". shouldn't that be "Taali nashrob shai" as in 'Come drink tea'?

In abydos we always said "sharub" for 'drink' and "sharub shai?" was the usual way of offering tea (I think Nashrob is Cairo). Monkin shai (do you want tea) or Monkin sharub shai (do you want to drink tea) were also used.

You could say "Taali ani sharub shai" Come I am drinking tea, which is feminised with the ani as apposed to "Taali ana sharub shai" which has the mascaline ana

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Lovely to her from you, Mirry! I was only wondering the other day where you were! Good luck with the book. :up
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Oops, I nearly added a message to Mirry, then noticed the date of the penultimate post! It's a good idea to mention you are reviving an old post when you add to it, KinA! :lol:
Carpe diem! :le:

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