Lost in Translation!

I saw this very strange sign… another sign where the English is comprehendible while the Arabic is … well weird! Do you think there are some letters missing to make the word smch or does it actually mean something?! I am completely lost in Translation!

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24 responses to this post.

  1. There is a fish that is called chim 😉

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  2. I think the three dots make a “che” sound and that it says chim. If I’m not mistaken (and I very well could be my Arabic is horrible) chim is the Kuwaiti word for Cat fish.

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    • Posted by danderma on March 15, 2010 at 11:20 AM

      Why would they call the poor cat fish chim?! Sleeve 3ad?!!! i never heard of it before! M6abag chim?! Funny name!

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  3. Posted by ZeroSystem on March 15, 2010 at 10:50 AM

    Well “Chim” is the Kuwaiti name for “Cat Fish”. Though in Kuwait mostly know one eat’s it.
    Maybe they are trying to give it a cool name to make people eat it 😄

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    • Posted by danderma on March 15, 2010 at 11:21 AM

      Why would they call it chim?! Mo 3ajbne el ism sra7a o i never heard any one say imsaween imregat chim or chim bel feren or im6abaq chim!

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      • Posted by ZeroSystem on March 16, 2010 at 4:38 PM

        No one eat’s chim.
        When they catch it they either throw out back to the sea or if it destroyed all the fishing lines they beat the crap out of it from frustration. 😄

        Why is it called chim well I guess you have to ask the people 80 years ago why they called it that. :p

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  4. Posted by ZeroSystem on March 15, 2010 at 10:51 AM

    lool typo
    *no one

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  5. that hurts the eye !

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  6. A hideous and smelly fish that has a mustache. Locals don’t eat it. Indians mostly eat it.

    Chim esemha bil Kuwaiti. Cat Fish in English.

    It has a very strong bone on its back that can sting you. Hurts like hell.

    Picture: http://globalflyfisher.com/patterns/my-favorite-dad/catfish.jpg

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  7. Oh, and it doesn’t taste good… zafra wayed.
    And it’s practically priceless. Gi6 el 5ai6 3nd ay massanna & a’6menlech 90% ra7 ye6la3lich chim :/

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  8. Posted by AlahBelKhair on March 16, 2010 at 11:53 PM

    Chim = kind of a fish found in the gulf region.. hal fish fee wayed anwa3 minha.. fee salt water “chim” oo ako chmooh (jam3) eb lakes .. esamonhom cat fish.. el chim mayaklona lekwaitiyeen.. laish? la2ana “wa9ikh” oo ree7ta khaysa.. oo fee 9anag.. (mada 3alaih lazja).. bas cat fish bara is something good.. oo they taste different a9lan.. yemkin hatha mo el “chim” malna .. yemkin el “chim” mal bara ;p bas a9lan el chim eli etha 9adoh lekwaitiyeeen e6igoona ba7ar.. tastes very good.. bas rabi3na dala3 ;p oo i think shrimpy a9lan they use china chim itha mani ghal6an..

    Anywaaaaay.. chim min fa9eelat el cat fish.. oo the larger version is called mangesi.. (ex balool baby of the hamoor ;p) oo actually it tastes good.. malich shighel feehom ..;p

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    • Posted by danderma on March 17, 2010 at 11:23 AM

      wa9ikh o re7tah khaysaa?! lay7ooshik! oho il semach ibro7ah zafer!

      balool weld il hamoor? tawnee adri… bs ana anyways vegeterian :p

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  9. lol a9lan chim is not cat fish!!! cat fish are the ones with mustache which I dont think fi mnhum bel gulf bs in revers as far as I know! madre who the hell translated that!

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    • Her, chim does have whiskers and it is called Cat Fish. There are a few variations of the breed but they’re all the same.

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