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زوبعة في فنجان

Discussion in 'العربية (Arabic)' started by Grapez, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. Grapez Senior Member

    English- American/ Hebrew
    On al-jazeera, a commentator said that the decrees in Egypt were just a ""زوبة في فنجان""

    What is meant by this phrase?
     
  2. Finland Senior Member

    Finland
    finnois
    Hello!

    It must've been "زوبعة في فنجان", i.e. "a storm in a teacup".

    HTH
    S
     
  3. Grapez Senior Member

    English- American/ Hebrew
    Hi Finland,

    Maybe you are right. But I also see in a google search that the phrase comes up pretty often, for example "يعني التغطييه الاعلاميه ومحاسبة المتسببين كلها زوبه في فنجان"
    I've seen it pretty often for it to be a typo I think.
     
  4. Kinan

    Kinan Senior Member

    Syria
    Arabic
    It is definitely زوبعة. Having it written wrong in many places doesn't make it right as lots of Arab can't write their own language right unfortunately.
     
  5. aisha93

    aisha93 Senior Member

    Arabic/Persian(larestani)
  6. Schem

    Schem Senior Member

    Unaizah
    Najdi Arabic
    Yes, but a "storm in a (tea)cup" is also a common expression. :)
     
  7. yanismohdeb New Member

    French
    Hello it's a common mistake, a literal translation, in arabic we should say جعل من الحبة قبة
     

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