Algerian: حاجيت’ك ماجيت’ك

Discussion in 'العربية (Arabic)' started by chizinist, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. chizinist Senior Member

    This is from the Souad Massi song "Raoui"

    احكي يا الـراوي احكي حكاية، مادابيك تيكون ريواية، احكي لي على ناس زمان
    احكي لي على ألف ليلة و ليلة و على لونجة بنت الـغولة، وعلى وليد الـسلطان

    حاجيت’ك ماجيت’ك
    و ادّي’نا بعيد من هاذ الـدنيا
    حاجيت’ك ماجيت’ك
    (كل واحد منّا ف قلبه حكاية

    What does the phrase in the title mean? Is it an idiomatic Algerian phrase?
  2. Finland Senior Member


    You hear this phrase in the beginnig of fairy tales and other stories. A bit like "Once upon a time".

    Frankly, I don't know its etymology.

  3. ahmedcowon Senior Member

    the word أحجية is an MSA word means "riddle"

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