Lisān al-‘Aarab (لسان العرب), the famous dictionary of Classical Arabic, contains 9273 roots (and 4,493.934 words). A huge playground for people who are passionate about Arabic such as…
Answer: It is the verb ba’a (بَقى) in Egyptian Arabic. You will hear this verb in many situations.
Okay, this is only half the truth. (And it is actually true for all spoken languages.)
When I started learning Egyptian Arabic, there was one word which gave me a headache: lissa –لِسّه; sometimes also written لِسَّى or لِسّة. Let’s see why.