10+ Lebanese slang words you must know

The Lebanese language is a mix of Arabic, French, English, and some words we invented such as

wozze

. The

expressions

are hilariously weird. Here’s a guide to Lebanese slang words!

Asle

Definition:

 adjective – original

Lebanese slang meaning:

 adjective – used to describe a person who is dear to your heart; often a best friend

Example:

“Samir khaye l asle!”

Translation:

“Samir is my dear friend!”

Astaze

Definition:

adjective – professional

Lebanese slang meaning:

adjective – mind blowing

Example:

“Hayda l laptop ktir astaze!”

Translation:

“This laptop is mind blowing!”

Atel

Definition:

noun – death

Lebanese slang meaning:

adjective – amazing or cool

Example:

“L film ken ktir atel!”

Translation:

“The movie was amazing!”

Bkit

Definition:

verb – to cry

Lebanese slang meaning:

verb – to laugh hard

Example:

“Bkit lamma chefet this meme.”

Translation:

“I laughed hard when I saw this meme.”

Bsheel

Definition:

verb – to remove

Lebanese slang meaning:

to do something another person has suggested

Example:

X: “Baddik nruh 3a match l football?” Y: “Bsheel.”

Translation:

X: “Would you like to go to the football match?” Y: “I’m in.”

Khaze2

Definition:

verb – to tear or shred

Lebanese slang meaning:

adjective – used to describe something very cool

Example:

“L concert ken khaze2!”

Translation:

“The concert was amazing!”

Khosh bosh

Lebanese slang meaning:

noun – buddy

Example:

X: “Bta3refo la Samir?” Y: “Khosh bosh ana w yeh!”

Translation:

X: “Do you know Samir?” Y: “We’re buddies!”

Mukheef / mukheefe

Definition:

adjective – scary

Lebanese slang meaning:

adjective – someone or something that is amazing

Example:

“Siyarta mukheefe!”

Translation:

“Her car is awesome!”

Salbe

Definition:

adjective – negative

Lebanese slang meaning:

adjective – cool

Example:

X: “Chou ra2yik bi festane?” Y: “Ktir salbe!”

Translation:

X: “What do you think of my dress?” Y: “It’s super cool!”

Sakkarto / bakkalto

Definition:

verb – to close or seal

Lebanese slang meaning:

to ace a test

Example:

X: “Kif 3melet?” Y: “Bakkalto!”

Translation:

X: “How was the test?” Y: “I aced it!”

Tabashna

Definition:

verb – to fall down

Lebanese slang meaning:

verb – to fail

Example:

“tabashna bel exam.”

Translation:

“I failed the exam.”

Wozze / wozziye

Lebanese slang meaning:

adjective – vulgar

Example:

“Hayda l mahall ktir wozze.”

Translation:

“This place is too vulgar.”

Zahhit / zahte

Definition:

verb – to slide

Lebanese slang meaning:

verb – to tell someone you’re angry at to go away

Example:

X: “Please semehne.” Y: “Zahhit.”

Translation:

X: “Please, forgive me.” Y: “Go away.”

3ayoush / 3ayoushe

Definition:

comes from the word

alive

.

Lebanese slang meaning:

adjective – used to describe someone who is very excited about something.

Example:

X: “Ahla chi l sahra 3and Fadi!” Y: “Eh ktir 3ayoush!”

Translation:

X: “The parties at Fadi’s are the best!” Y: “Yeah he’s cool!”

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