Syrian Arabic: طلابيات خرابيات

Discussion in 'العربية (Arabic)' started by Finland, Jul 5, 2013.

  1. Finland Senior Member


    I'm translating an interview that was made in Syrian Arabic. There is a man talking about a boy whose mother got killed. The man says about the mother:
    كيف عرفناها؟ شفناها من طُلابيات، من خرابيات
    The rest is not a problem, but I haven't figured out these two words. When saying them, the interviewee makes a gesture with his hand that makes it look like he is describing a rectangular hole through which one can take a look. I gather the woman was at the time in prison or something. But still, I can't find any confirmation as to whether the words mean some sort of a peep-hole or something. I think I hear them pretty clearly.

    Does anyone get an idea what these words could be?


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