ظغطوك لانكسرت كفه Meaning ?

  • ظغطوك لانكسرت كفه Meaning ?

     Ybla updated 3 weeks ago 2 Members · 3 Posts
  • Ybla

    Member
    August 25, 2020 at 10:57 am

    Hello everyone,

    I am trying to improve my level in Levantine Arabic by listenig to some artists. While translating the lyrics of a song, I found this sentence “ظغطوك لاكسرت كفه” which I have difficulties to get. Could anyone gimme a hint or explain it ? Thanks in advance 🙂

  • Nadine 

    Moderator
    August 26, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Hi,

    To better explain it in its context, it’s better to share the full lyrics.
    Are you sure you have written each word correctly?
    I’ll try to explain word by word:

    ضغطوك They pressured you
    ل until
    Is it اكسرت or كسرت ?

    انكسرت got broken
    كسرت you broke
    كفه could be “his palm” or “his slap”

    They pressured you until you broke his palm
    or
    They pressured you until his palm got broken

  • Ybla

    Member
    September 3, 2020 at 11:07 am

    Hello Nadine,

    Thanks for the prompt answer!

    So, to give you the context, the verse is from the song “ما بعرف” from the syrian artist “بو كلثوم” . This is the sentence within the whole verse :

    ضغوطتك لانكسرت كفّه
    رماد منفضتك طفّت
    بعد الهزيمة عيد الصّفة
    صلب بعمرة ما شاف لفة
    شلحت حالك، والسقطوا كتار
    لعيون الحبسوك بعار
    ياما شعّلت اصابيعك نار
    بس آخر شي بعيونهن طفّي

    I do not expect to get a translation of the whole part, just to give you the context. Anyway, I advice you to listen to the song too, it gives real goosebumbs!

    best wishes,

    Ybla

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