It’s both funny and annoying having co-workers that want to learn how to talk in a Kuwaiti accent. Funny because of the amount of mistakes and weird vocabulary they come up with in the process of learning and annoying because I have to deal with it for constant hours. I found out about this book a really long time ago but thought it was a good idea to buy a couple and share them at the office.
The book is pretty accurate with more than 600 sentences and 1,000 vocabulary words. It’s not the type of book you buy to learn the basics, it actually has a big portion of Kuwaiti sentences. Speak Kuwaiti is available in most bookstores like Jarir but I ordered it directly from their website for KD 3 per book.[Order]
Some of my favourites that cracked me up:
- you’re boring – haddak maleeg
- I fell down – ana tiht
- You think I’m stupid? – alabaalik ana ghabee?
- What did you just say? – shgilt tawwik?
- she insulted me – sabbatni
- don’t call me anymore – laat dig alai abad