Levantine Arabic: حفا على

raful

Senior Member
Hebrew
Hello to you all
In a sketch, after a person is asked to pay 11$ he says:
برّا بقولوا 12. بحفوا عليه . ب-14 بتلاقيه ارخص سعر بالسوق

What does بحفوا عليه mean?
 
  • raful

    Senior Member
    Hebrew
    At first I was sure it's بخفو but he pronounces ح
    What would it mean if it was بخفو ?
     

    cherine

    Moderator
    Arabic (Egypt).
    I think it's like the Egyptian usage, but wait for confirmation from Palestinian speakers. The expression يِحْفَى على حاجة means he searches for it and it's hard for him to find it, or that he makes a great effort to look for something.
     
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