Iraqi Arabic - English crossovers

By Levi Clancy for לוי on
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Tea service

Samowar
Estekan

Brands

nestale

Car nicknames

Toyota Corolla, late 90s early 2000s
Pikachu

Toyota Landcruiser
Monica

Toyota Highlux 4x4
Daeshia in south / Merzia

Obama 200
Farekh Obama (mini Obama)

Chrystler 300
Obama

Duck / batta
Toyota Crown (80s model)

Bull's head / Ras al-thor سيارة راس الثور
Toyota Crown

Sisirka (Kurdish word)
Mazda (90s model)

Dolphin
Chevy Caprese (90s model)

Phone nicknames

Mam Jalal
Nokia 6630 because it was fat

Car parts

Draim shaft = drive shaft

septa tank

dashboord
sterin

پیکه م = pickup (bekam in the south, pickup in Kurdistan)

Other tools

إنج
inch

foosaglass
chekbook
"This person does not know the check from the book," translates as "This person is like a blank checkbook" — they are foolish.

Jeg = water jug

Siblit = Split-unit air conditioner
Air conditioners are split units with one component inside and one outside.

Remot or remon = remote

Ceramic = ceramic tile

Drill = drill

Hammer = hammer

Jackhammer = hillty because the first brand to come here was the brand called Hilltee.

Kklor = chlorine / klorox

Arabic words in English

Cotton

Alcohol

Algebra

Algorithm