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"HASHOOMA! Arabic for SHAME!" Top 5 Page for this destination Morocco Local Custom Tip by JamalMorelli

Morocco Local Customs: 297 reviews and 362 photos


Pronunciation HAH-SHOE-MA - Essential Moroccan Arabic this one...

It means SHAME, to be shamed, to have shame (or be shy)...

Reasons you might use it
1) You don't want to dance, try to speak arabic or french, talk to new people, etc. "I have (arabic: andy) HASHOOMA!
2) Someone offers a truly gouging price
3) Someone gives unwanted sexual attention
4) Someone is using foul language
5) Someone suggests you are a sex tourist.

Reasons someone else might use it
1) You aren't wearing enough (or any) clothes in a public or family place.
2) You are giving someone else unwanted sexual attention.
3) You are using foul language.
4) You want to pay a truly miserly price
5) If someone senses you are embarassed they will say "Andoo HASHOOMA!"
6) You actually are a sex tourist.

There are more reasons, but I feel your understanding is near complete...

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  • Written Nov 8, 2006
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