#UsefulEuphemisms: How to say “I got screwed over” in Egyptian Arabic

ضحك علي

“da7ak alaya”

This phrase literally means “he laughed at me” but in practice translates roughly to “he screwed me over,” as in I was charged too much money for something. One of the most apt phrases I have personally encountered on my Arabic journey–you KNOW that guy let out an extended cackle of sweet satisfaction as your sorry khawaga ass trudged away out of sight.

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