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sana halwah ya jameelah

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17:02 Jun 10, 2002
Arabic to English translations [Non-PRO]
Arabic term or phrase: sana halwah ya jameelah
Someone sent this to me as a Birthday "puzzle". All i know is that it is in a a language close to Hebrew.
Jamie
English translation:Arabic
Explanation:
"[Another] beautiful year to you, pretty one," or simply, "Happy birthday to you."

Sana = year

Hilwa = beautiful

Ya Jameel = good-looking.

Ya Jameela = good-looking (feminine)

Some decades ago, the expression SANA HILWA YA JAMEEL was set to the tune of "Happy birthday to you," and is still used in that sense in some areas. It can be used for any annual occasion, but it is commonly associated with that birthday song.


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Explanation:
"[Another] beautiful year to you, pretty one," or simply, "Happy birthday to you."

Sana = year

Hilwa = beautiful

Ya Jameel = good-looking.

Ya Jameela = good-looking (feminine)

Some decades ago, the expression SANA HILWA YA JAMEEL was set to the tune of "Happy birthday to you," and is still used in that sense in some areas. It can be used for any annual occasion, but it is commonly associated with that birthday song.


Fuad

Fuad Yahya
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