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Hannah Brannan
What does "wag3a" mean?
Jul 23, 2016 4:38 PM
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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.

July 23, 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. 


July 24, 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.

July 24, 2016

July 23, 2016

wag3 = pain 

but waq3a = incident

July 24, 2016
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Hannah Brannan
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