From May 2 through June 5, I'll be traveling with a group of Northeastern University peers and professors to Egypt, Syria and Qatar. The focal points of our trip will be practicing journalism and understanding how reporters operate in the Arab world.
This is where you can read our collected work, as edited by Professor Carlene Hempel.
Otherwise, this blog will document my preparation, arrival and perceptions along the way, including photo, video and audio.
- shukran: thank you
- la shukran: no thank you
- shukran awi: thanks a lot. (the more awis, the better.)
- afwan: you're welcome
- salaam: hello, peace, goodbye
- ma'salaama: goodbye. literally, "go in safety" or "go in peace."
- yalla: come on!
- yalla bina: no seriously, hurry up. also fits seamlessly into any conversation, any time, ever. also good for a toast.
- izayik/izayak: what's up?
- mafeesh moshkila: no biggy
- ana uħibbuhu: I'm lovin' it
week 3 mabsout: happy ana mabsouta: I'm happy! ana asfa: I'm sorry fursa sai'da: nice to meet you kayfak/kayfik: how are you? hamdulillah/hamdallah: thanks be to God min fadlik: please maya maya: 100%, everything's great! halas: finished, done mumkin: may I... kem?: how much? fein where yani: like/you know – a filler, basically. ana koyessa: I'm good! ana behebik: I love you marhaba: hello/welcome