Literally: The craziest

Amjnan is a relatively recent term that originates from the Arabic word "majnoun" (مجنون), which stands for "crazy". While not grammatically correct, it purposely uses a superlative form to convey the meaning of "craziest".

- Dkhl tfarraj f amjnan video omatnsach dir lkit

- Check out the craziest video there is, and don't forget to plug in your earbuds

Added on April 21, 2024

Literally: Snake

7nch, singular of 7noucha (حنوشة), refers to undercover police officers who dress as regular civilians.

Added on October 4, 2023

Literally: The 14

The 14 is a euphemism for "knife". It refers to 14 inch knives that are often used for mugging purposes.

- Chtk jabd nokia pile fin mcha lik l iphone ?

- Wagfo 3lia lbar7 brba3tach odawh

- Why do you have an old Nokia phone, what happened to your iphone ?

- I got mugged yesterday, they pulled out a 14" knife and took my phone

Added on July 3, 2023

Literally: Homebody

Someone who prefers to stay at home, leaving mostly when it's necessary.

Added on June 14, 2023

Literally: The grave of life

Slang for housing that typically doesn't involve paying rent. In this idiom, housing is likened to a grave because it's where we reside after passing. This makes graves the housing of the dead, and similarly, it makes housing the grave of the living.

Added on April 18, 2023

Literally: Deep

A pejorative term to describe someone who tries too hard to sound deep.

Closest English equivalent: pseudo-intellectual.

Hamza 3ami9, kaytmazzak ghir l metal

Hamza is deep, he only listens to metal

Added on January 10, 2023

Literally: Gloves

Slang for boxing. Originates from "les gants", which is French for "gloves". Someone who does lliga is someone who trains in boxing, since boxers wear gloves.

Added on November 25, 2022

Literally: Pinch the wall

Slang for retrieving cash from an ATM

Added on October 8, 2022

Literally: A put

Slang for clothes, especially stylish ones.

Added on September 24, 2022

Literally: A fattened one, or one that is made with smen

Msemna is the singular form of msmen, a Moroccan dish that looks like a flat square pancake. Figuratively, it also means a slap to the face.

Added on February 14, 2021