“This is a thing and this is a thing”

دي حاجة ودي حاجة

Dee haga w dee haga

Actually means, “Those are two different things.”

In the sense of: “I’m nervous about getting my visa renewed here in Egypt because when I was living in Europe they were very strict about paperwork!”

And because official procedures are a whole different ball game in Egypt versus Europe, you’d say طب دي حاجة ودي حاجة – literally, ‘Well, this is a thing and this is a thing.”

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