20 years of working as an Arabic instructor, explaining the obstacles of the language to my students and making sure that they end up loving their learning journey. It is always exciting for me to share the fun part about the language when it comes to culture. Talking about different accents, why we say this in the north of Lebanon and why we do not in the south. How to dance Dabke (Lebanese folklore dance) what are the steps, belly dancing and how they should shake their hips. Talking about food and flavors, learning the technique of cracking jokes and much more than that. I was always able to give clear explanation about all above, but when it comes to explaining Lebanese expressions, I stumble upon the fact that I HAVE TO ACT LIKE A CLOWN!
You ask me why; I say simply because most of them do not have direct translation neither literal translation and on top of that I have to use face and hand gestures.
In this article, I am going to TRY to explain the top five mostly used expressions in Arabic and the most fun to learn. I am sure you have heard them here and there.