Arabic Algeria

وش مداير فيها؟

Expression USED Very frequently BY Young People

(what are you doing in it?) • Means "what are you up to?," but is frequently used just to initiate a conversation. Mostly used with those you are familiar with and close to you in age; could be used with a friend or someone you just met, however it is impolite when speaking with an elder. Can be used in different tenses as well.

-"وش؟ وش مداير فيها؟" -"هاني نخدم من نتفرج من, و نتا وش كاش جديد" -"والو من غير الخدمة والو"

"What's up? What are you doing in life?" -"I'm working on one hand and watching movies on the other hand. And you, is there anything new?" -"Nothing other than work."


Arabic Algeria


Word USED On Occasion BY young adults

(n.) • (idea) • Used when expressing approval and/or interest in a suggestion or opinion. Can be formal or informal depending on the situation. E.g. could be considered informal when addressing elders but not in a meeting - be it official or non-official.

"في رايي كون نزيدو سعر المنتج وحدو و نبيعوه في باكيات تع 3 و نديرو سولد تجي مليحة" "!ايه فكرة"

"In my opinion, if we raise the price of the product on its own and then sell it in packs of 3 on sale, it would be good." "Oh yeah that's an idea!"