Friday, May 28, 2010

Arabic Pick #005

Our Arabic Pick for today is...
ArabicTamam, eish kaman?
English:  Okay, what else?
The word kaman could mean "also" or "too" or "else". If you combine it with eish, which means "what", you would get eish kaman or "what else".  The phrase is often combined with tamam, which means "okay" or "fine" or "alright".

Example:
Nat:  Hey, what have you been doing when I was away?
Ted:  The usual -- playing FarmVille :D
Nat:  Tamam, eish kaman? (Okay, what else?)
Ted:  Nothing much, just hanging around watching 30Rock, reading blogs, etc.

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