I need help with an egyptian word

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I need help with an egyptian word

Postby kadoodle76 » Mon Oct 22, 2007 12:12 am

I heard a word that sounds like "shakira" and I think it means "be grateful" in an egyptian language...can anybody help me figure out what this word is and how it is spelled?

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Postby Perry » Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:31 pm

Apparently, this does mean thankful in Arabic. This makes sense, as shukran in Arabic is the word for thank you. (The polite reply, you are welcome, is afwan.)
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