Are you a true Lebanese? Check this:


You are a true Lebanese if you score at least 60% of the following: 


When you speak…

• You constantly mix Arabic, French, and English "Okay, merci kteer, yallah bye!" "Hi kifak ca va"

• Your statements should start with "Enno”. The words "Khayi" “Man” "Bro" "Cuz" are a big part of your vocabulary.

• The word "Wallah" has replaced the word "Really" in your vocabulary.

• You Believe that “Bounjourein” “Bonsoirein” are registered vocabulary words.

• You say the words "Stylak" and "Salbe" very often.

• You call a night club "Night" and McDonalds "Macdo" (Abbreviation is a convenient style of communication).

• Your father swears at you with words that affect him (Yilaan Abouk)

• Whenever you see a relative you haven’t seen in a while; you say: ''Yee Shoo mghayar wo mihlaw"

• ''We'll only stay 10 minutes'' means you’re spending the whole day.

• You say bye 17 times on the phone, before actually hanging up.

• You say “my country is the worst place on earth”, but if a stranger says something negative, there is the possibility you might punch them in the face.


Your attitude… 

• You never stand in line.

• You don't memorize your full national anthem.

• You talk for an hour at the front door when leaving someone's house.

• You can't do anything in life unless you have a Wasta.

• You borrow money to buy the most expensive clothes, accessories, electronics, etc.… just to show them off.

• You complain about the trash on the street, yet you throw garbage from your balcony or your car onto the street.

• You beep at the driver in front of you the moment the light turns green.


 Eating habits

• You eat almost everything with bread.

• You put olive oil on EVERYTHING and brag about how healthy it is.

• You always need to have a Supply of Nuts & Bizir.

• You always fight over who pays the bill at the restaurant

• Your mom makes food for 10 people but you are only 3 at the table.

• Your mom cooks a meal that lasts three days  

• You have to smoke Argileh (hookah)

• A good restaurant is measured by how good their Argileh is, and whether the Nara guy is always around



• You ask your dad a simple question and he tells you a story of how he had to walk miles just to get to school. 

• Your parents don't realize phone connections to foreign countries have improved in the last two decades, and still scream at the top of their lungs when making long distance calls.

• You have to have at least 3 relatives living in your neighborhood. .

• Your Family is never happy with what you've achieved. If you graduated from school they'll tell you "Eqbel Shahadeh El kbeereh", when u get that "Oqbal el Aroos / Areees", when you get that "Oqbal ma nefrah be Wledkom", and when you get that "Oqbal Shadet Wladkom”, and it keeps on going... 



• You drive a new BENZ but you can’t afford money for gas

• You drive cars with black Fume windows.

• You can talk on your cell phone, eat a sandwich, drink, and smoke while driving a manual shift.

• You never wear a seat belt.

• You spend all your money buying accessories for the car. (But not Gas).

• You are permitted to have a little chat with your friends in the next car, and block the way on a green traffic light.

• All roads are 2-ways, so driving in the opposite direction is always permitted.

• If you are a boy you have to learn how to drive when you are 14 years old.



• You have to be professional in holding your cigarette and drink in one hand and have easy access to both.

• You think it’s cool to dance and smoke at the same time.

• You can’t spend the night in one particular Night Club (At least 3).

• You can do the Dabkeh professionally.



• You are standing next to the largest suitcases at the Airport.

• When you arrive at the airport back home you find at least 20 relatives waiting to greet you.

• Getting a visa to Europe or the States is like getting a baby; everybody tells you "Mabrook"



• You should get involved in politics, before kindergarten.

• You hope that the political situation will be solved but you know that it won’t.

• You think all politicians are corrupted and bad, except your own leader.

• Your opinion is right while everyone else’s is wrong.


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