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By LEYAL KHALIFE 

If you’re a victim of multiple languages in Lebanon, you know how hard it can be to make a point clearly using just Arabic.

Sometimes, it’s English that helps bring the point across, and other times it’s French. With French, we’ve honestly come a long way in mixing and matching the two languages to make a point come across exactly the way we intend it to, most of the time without even thinking.

Here are 6 times Lebanese have perfected a French/Arabic mashup:

1. Merci kteer

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And add anjad to the mix, and you’ve got the perfect sentence. “Anjad merciiii kteeeeeeeeeer kteer kteer.”

2. Kifik ca va?

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You don’t even think about it anymore, it’s like these two words were meant to go together. Always. Forever.

3. Déjà khalaset

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When you want to make a point that you’re just so productive and were able to finish all you needed to finish before getting a reminder from a third party…

4. Khedi douche

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Because if you say “foote tahamame” it basically means your hair and body must be cleaned. But with douche, it’s just so clear that you mean a quick body rinse.

5. Bonjour kifik?

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Another combo that just makes perfect sense.

6. Hketi el docteur?

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Because “hakim” is too overrated?

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