I’ve been going to LAU for the past two years and I always check out places in the Quoraitem and Hamra streets on my way back, mainly cause I would be stuck in traffic.
There’s this one supermarket which always caught my attention since I could not figure out the meaning of its name which was Shabrou2a, at least until tonight. Turns out my gf knew its meaning all along and never bothered to tell me until today!
Shabrou2a is an old Lebanese saying mainly used among Beirut residents that means basically getting candy or chocolate or sweet things in general. Parents would give their children 5000 LL and tell them “yishaber2o” fiyoun.
PS: French-speaking Lebanese parents would say instead “va emmener des bonne choses habibe”.
lol, man what planet are you from? 😛
i grew up outside lebanon and then lived in a village far from beirut and yet i know what it means 😛
Well Joe I come from the South and we’ve never heard of such a saying. I even asked my parents and my gf which happens to be from the North told me this comes from Beirut.
So you probably had someone from Beirut in your village lol cause that’s the first time I hear this term.
lol thats exactly what happens whenever i say ”shabru2a” in the u.a.e….everyone goes like :” wtf?!”
hahahah i liked the post script.. hillarious !!!
nzal tshabra2 means go buy and enjoy
English translation please?
Loool, I love this word, my mom is from beirut and she always say it, rou7Ã© tchabra2Ã©, stafidÃ© men mosriyetik… I love the P.S by the way.
I like your blog’s name rana, Toomextra lool. I guess you don’t want many people to visit you 😛
Bel 3akess…we want to be as smelly as toom w extra…
yuk yuk yuk
yum yum yum ( try to live in a country where is not toom and you’ll miss it, although i am not a big fan ) Lol
I hate toom and don’t eat it, so I dont think I would miss it ever but I know what you mean.
(What country you live in that doesnt have garlic?)
it’s bizarre, i used to hate toom :S i live in switzerland, we have garlic, but not the cream we eat in Lebanon. “