Algerian Derdja: “youqaqiy”

Today, I've just heard an interesting Algerian word: "youqaqiy"... Actually, this word is from the Capital's language (Algerois) and it describes the speakers of the Algerian Dialect (Derdja). The concept of "youqaqiy" depicts the people who pronounce the Arabic letter (ق) - Qaaf in the classical way as it sounds "qaaf". What's the point pronouncing … Continue reading Algerian Derdja: “youqaqiy”

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Algerian Derdja: Phrasal Aggression

It's been a long time I didn't post on the Algerian Arabic Dialect so-called "Derdja". To return, I'm going to bring on an internationally and nationally well-known fact about Arab people: their Aggression alias being hot-headed. Indeed, Algerians are hot-headed; if you slightly insult them or do some bothersome gestures, they can easily shout or … Continue reading Algerian Derdja: Phrasal Aggression

Bled zkara ( The land of trollin’ )

I've heard so many times the expression of "bled zkara" in Algeria that literally means "country of trolling". I'm not sure about the word "zkara"... It is a kinda conception whose meaning is a complex situation that can't be translated easily... Just as the german expression of Schadenfreude (viz. 'happiness for another's misfortune'... there are … Continue reading Bled zkara ( The land of trollin’ )