Hannah Brannan
What does "wag3a" mean?
23 Th07 2016 16:38
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Hannah, just tell me if the one who said this word is speaking Levantine Arabic or not?

Also I would appreciate it if you put it in a context in which it was said to you and

hopefully I'll give you the right meaning.

23 tháng 7 năm 2016

It's close to the word "waga3", which means "pain". 

Also "Wag3a" could mean وَقْعَة in upper Egypt dialect (and some other Arab counties), where they pronounce the letter ق as "g". "wag3a" in that sense means: affair, occurrence. Common expression here: يا وقعة سودا , it means: what a terrible thing to happen. 

 


24 tháng 7 năm 2016

If the letter "g" reffers to the Arabic letter "ج", then you might have meant the word "وجعة" which means "pain".

E.g. "وجعة الغربة" - the pain\painful feeling of emigration.

But it's 3ammia Arabic.

24 tháng 7 năm 2016
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Hannah Brannan
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