The Lebanese language is a mix of Arabic, French, English, and some words we invented such as
are hilariously weird. Here’s a guide to Lebanese slang words!
adjective - originalLebanese slang meaning:
adjective - used to describe a person who is dear to your heart; often a best friendExample:
"Samir khaye l asle!"Translation:
"Samir is my dear friend!"
adjective - professional
adjective - mind blowingExample:
"Hayda l laptop ktir astaze!"
"This laptop is mind blowing!"
noun - deathLebanese slang meaning:
adjective - amazing or coolExample:
"L film ken ktir atel!"Translation:
"The movie was amazing!"
verb - to cryLebanese slang meaning:
verb - to laugh hard
"Bkit lamma chefet this meme."Translation:
"I laughed hard when I saw this meme."
verb - to removeLebanese slang meaning:
to do something another person has suggestedExample:
X: "Baddik nruh 3a match l football?" Y: "Bsheel."Translation:
X: "Would you like to go to the football match?" Y: "I'm in."
verb - to tear or shred
adjective - used to describe something very coolExample:
"L concert ken khaze2!"
"The concert was amazing!"
Khosh boshLebanese slang meaning:
noun - buddyExample:
X: "Bta3refo la Samir?" Y: "Khosh bosh ana w yeh!"Translation:
X: "Do you know Samir?" Y: "We're buddies!"
Mukheef / mukheefeDefinition:
adjective - scary
adjective - someone or something that is amazingExample:
"Her car is awesome!"
adjective - negativeLebanese slang meaning:
adjective - coolExample:
X: "Chou ra2yik bi festane?" Y: "Ktir salbe!"Translation:
X: "What do you think of my dress?" Y: "It's super cool!"
Sakkarto / bakkalto
verb - to close or sealLebanese slang meaning:
to ace a test
X: "Kif 3melet?" Y: "Bakkalto!"Translation:
X: "How was the test?" Y: "I aced it!"
verb - to fall downLebanese slang meaning:
verb - to failExample:
"tabashna bel exam."Translation:
"I failed the exam."
Wozze / wozziyeLebanese slang meaning:
adjective - vulgar
"Hayda l mahall ktir wozze."Translation:
"This place is too vulgar."
Zahhit / zahteDefinition:
verb - to slideLebanese slang meaning:
verb - to tell someone you're angry at to go awayExample:
X: "Please semehne." Y: "Zahhit."Translation:
X: "Please, forgive me." Y: "Go away."
3ayoush / 3ayousheDefinition:
comes from the wordalive
.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!"