Autostrad - I have tomorrow off (Ana Bukra M3attel)
This is a fun little upbeat (and very repetitive!) song called Ana Bukra M3attel (انا بكره معطل).
Scroll down for the transcript and notes on some of the vocab and expressions.
I have tomorrow off and you’re going to work.
I’m going to work tomorrow but I’m off the day after tomorrow.
I’m off the day after. I might quit.
It’s been 30 days since I hung out,
drank coffee or smoked a cigarette.
But my sweetheart visited me on Tuesday.
I can’t smoke. My chest is tight.
I should quit. I should (smoke) less.
Two opposite words to describe if someone is going to work or not.
People usually refer to their work as دوام, for example:
This word has the same root as دائمًا which means ‘always’.
The word معطّل means ‘not going to work’ or ‘on vacation’.
Both words are اسم فاعل which indicate a continuous action.
The day after tomorrow.
To stop doing something. Example:
I used to study French but I stopped.
I have been (doing something) for 30 days.
Example: صارلي عايش في الأردن خمس سنين
I have been living in Jordan for five years.
Going down, drinking, smoking.
These words are also اسم فاعل which indicate a continuous action.
The verb إجى is conjugated as follows:
I’m not able. (This is also اسم فاعل)
Closed (Also اسم فاعل)
I should stop.
To do something less