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  • عارف كيف؟

     Nasrani updated 1 month, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 3 Posts
  • Nasrani

    Member
    October 11, 2020 at 4:45 pm

    The other day I was hanging out with a friend of mine from Jordan, and he was explaining something to a coworker and they both kept saying عارف كيف؟ (that could be spelled wrong). Has that become one of those phrases like the English “you know?” that is stuck into speech but serves as filler? Or does it actually have an idiomatic meaning?

  • Nadine 

    Member
    October 12, 2020 at 8:19 am

    Exactly. It serves as filler nothing more.

    • Nasrani

      Member
      October 12, 2020 at 8:20 am

      Many thanks! I’m fascinated by speech patterns such as this, and how words that originally meant something either change meaning or lose their meaning entirely… I think Spanish has similar ones but I’m not sure.

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