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English to Arabic translations [PRO]
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English term or phrase: lagniappe
A lagniappe is "a small gift given a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase" (such as a 13th doughnut on purchase of a dozen), or more broadly, "something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure."

The word entered English from the Louisiana French adapting a Quechua word brought in to New Orleans by the Spanish Creoles. It derived from the South American Spanish phrase la yapa or ñapa (referring to a free extra item, usually a very cheap one). La is the definite article in Spanish as well as in French (la ñapa or la gniappe = the ñapa/gniappe). The term has been traced back to the Quechua word yapay ('to increase; to add'). In Andean markets it is still customary to ask for a yapa (translates as "a little extra") when making a purchase. The seller usually responds by throwing in a little extra.

Although this is an old custom, it is still widely practiced in Louisiana. Street vendors, especially vegetable vendors, are expected to throw in a few green chili peppers or a small bunch of cilantro with a purchase. The word is chiefly used in the Gulf Coast region of the United States, but the concept is practiced in many places, such as the Spanish-speaking world, Southeast Asia, North Africa, rural France, Australia, Holland, and Switzerland.
Dana Abu Hijleh
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4هدية صغيرة
Sherif Ramadan
3هدية صغيرة أو هدية مع عملية البيع أو الشراء
fathalla lotfy abo brayka



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هدية صغيرة


Sherif Ramadan
Local time: 06:52
Native speaker of: Arabic
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هدية صغيرة أو هدية مع عملية البيع أو الشراء


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أو ممكن تكون: هدية مرفقة /مقدمة مع عملية الشراء

fathalla lotfy abo brayka
Local time: 06:52
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