Lebanese indie pop group Mashrou' Leila مشروح ليلى

For me music is one of the most effective ways to learn languages, so I was thrilled to find this band and this song:


مشلروع ميللى - فساتين


A line by line breakdown of the song can be found here: http://shamicouch.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/amiyya-grammar-fasateen-by-mashrou-leila/

Aug 5, 2014 1:59 AM
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First thing this song is a Lebanese song and if you already decided to learn sham dialect It's ok but for standard Arabic language this wouldn't be useful for you. 

بتتذكري لما قلتيلي إنك رح تتزوجيني بلا فلوس و بلا بيت
Remember when you told me you'll marry me, without money or a house
بتتذكري كنتي تحبي مع اني مش داخل دينك تزكري كيف كنا هيك
Remember when you used to love me, despite me not being part of your religion
بتتذكري لما إمك شافتني بتختك قالتلي إنسى عنك
Remember when your mother saw me sleeping in your bed (?), she told me to forget you
واتفقنا نضلنا هيك بلا أدوار وطنطنات بلا كرافات وصبحيات
And we agreed 
بلا ملايين بلا فساتين
Without millions or dresses
مسكتيلي ايدي ووعدتيني بشي ثورة كيف نسيتي كيف نسيتيني
You held my hand. Promised me a revolution. How did you forget me? How?
ومشطتيلي شعري وبعتتيني عالدوام كيف بتمشطي مشطيني
And you brushed my hair and 
مسكتيلي ايدي ووعدتيني بشي ثورة كيف نسيتي كيف نسيتيني
You held my hand. Promised me a revolution. How did you forget me? How?
بتتذكري لما قلتيني إنك نويك تتركيني بلا فلوس بلا بيت
Remember when you told me you plan to leave me, because I had no money or a house

August 5, 2014

That was brilliant!!! Thank you for sharing that.  Also, mucho jealously about getting to see them perform live.

August 11, 2014

I just saw mashro3 leila in Zouk Mikael Lebanon, they were incredible.


They also do a cover of toxic by Britney spears: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtMFE6m7UJY you can look for the lyrics online.

August 10, 2014

@Emir: Oh, yeah, sorry I thought that was clear from what I said and the lyrics link I posted, this is definitely sung in Lebanese.  Since I'm learning Shami it's perfect for me and, even if I didn't care about Shami, I love the melody! :D


@Dorothea: Just checked them out!  Fantastic!! شكراً كثير!

August 5, 2014

Maybe you'll also enjoy the Egyptian bands Wust el-Balad and Black Theama?

من الممكن أتك أيضاً ستستمتع بأغاني الفريقتين المصريتين وسط البلد وبلاك تياما

August 5, 2014
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