Syrian Arabic: لساتك عم تتوحمي

Discussion in 'العربية (Arabic)' started by WannaBFluent, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. WannaBFluent

    WannaBFluent Senior Member

    French (فرنسي)
    السلام عليكم

    Here is what I read :

    لساتك عم تتوحمي؟
    Lissaatik 3am tatwa77ami?
    Are you still having cravings?

    But I don't understand in what context you can say that? It sounds strange to me...

    بارك الله فيك
     
  2. كلمات Senior Member

    Arabic
    التوحم is the pregnancy cravings.
     
  3. WannaBFluent

    WannaBFluent Senior Member

    French (فرنسي)
    Oh, shukran ktiir, and can I use this expression even to a man or a woman who is not pregnant, as a metaphor?
     
  4. salsabeel Senior Member

    arabic
    yes , we can use this expression as a metaphor to a man in funny way when we see a man feel like some kind of food , just as kind of humor .
     
  5. WannaBFluent

    WannaBFluent Senior Member

    French (فرنسي)
    shukran shukran ktiir! :)
     
  6. Hemza Senior Member

    Paris, France
    French, Moroccan Arabic
    Sorry if I pollute the thread, but I thought this expression was typically Moroccan ahahahahaha!!! I didn't know it was used somewhere else. As "salsabeel" told you, we also use it to mock people (women and men) when they absolutely want some food, like if they're starving :D
     
  7. WannaBFluent

    WannaBFluent Senior Member

    French (فرنسي)
    You do not "pollute the thread", no problem akhi, it's allways interesting to get more information about a word or an expression! :)
     
  8. كلمات Senior Member

    Arabic
    Just to say that the other more common way to say this is الوحم.
     
  9. WannaBFluent

    WannaBFluent Senior Member

    French (فرنسي)
    Ok, got it, shukran :)
     
  10. إسكندراني

    إسكندراني Senior Member

    أرض الأنجل
    عربي (مصر)ـ | en (gb)
    Actually I think this is used in Egypt too.
    بيتوحم ~ he's dying to eat.
     
  11. FreeDom Fighter Junior Member

    Sweden
    Arabic
    As always, I jump in :D
    Clearing up the pronunciation
    "Lissaatik 3am tetwa77ami?" is the correct pronunciation. :)
     
  12. WannaBFluent

    WannaBFluent Senior Member

    French (فرنسي)
    shukran ktiir, barak Allahu fik brother! Pronunciation corrections are always welcomed! :)
     

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