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22:19 Nov 9, 2001
Arabic to English translations [Non-PRO]
Arabic term or phrase: leysh hiyya ma treedeni?
leysh hiyya ma treedeni?

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5leysh hiyya ma treedeni?
Rachel Alawy
4 +1Why doesn't she want me?Fuad Yahya



42 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Why doesn't she want me?

leysh = why

hiyya = she

ma = does not

treedeni = want me


Fuad Yahya
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2542

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9 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
leysh hiyya ma treedeni?

Why wouldn't she want me?
In this sense the asker is challenging
the statement maker to provide a reason why he/she thinks that she may not want the asker.

Although it can mean both, my answer and Fuad's, the tone of the asker will determine the actual meaning.

"Why doesn't she want me?" Or "why, on Earth, wouldn't she want me?"

Having Syrian roots, I would feel the subtle difference.

Rachel Alawy
Local time: 16:55
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
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