All dialects: pompous

bamia

Member
Dutch
Hi all,

How do you say pompous in your dialect? As in: "that guy in the horn-rimmed glasses who kept name-dropping was rather pompous."
 
  • Schem

    Senior Member
    Najdi Arabic
    For the provided context, مهايطي emhāytti works best. Other words and constructions generally used:

    مغرور maghrūr
    متكبر emtekabber
    به نعفة buh en3afeh
    شايف نفسه/روحه shāyfen nafsuh/rūxuh
     

    tounsi51

    Senior Member
    French, Tunisian Arabic
    In Tunisian Arabic

    يحسب روحه فرنك و نص literally "he thinks himself he is a Franc and half (old French currency Franc)"
     

    bamia

    Member
    Dutch
    Thanks for your helpful responses!


    Palestinian: شايف حالو، متكبّر، متعالي
    شايف حالو can be used without an adjective following it (as in شايف حاله شاطر or something like that)? Not second guessing you, just asking.
     

    fenakhay

    Member
    French (France) / Arabic (Morocco)
    In Moroccan Arabic

    حاس براسه (7aas b raasu) = He is feeling himself.

    تسحاب راسه شي حاجة (tes7aab raasu shi 7aja) = He thinks of himself something.
     
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