bir şey anladıysam Arap olayım

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Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally, “Let me be Arab if I understand anything.”

Phrase[edit]

Bir şey anladıysam Arap olayım

  1. I do not understand what was just said; it’s all Greek to me

Usage notes[edit]

  • While two people are talking, if one of them doesn’t understand what the other one said, he/she says, Bir şey anladıysam Arap olayım.
  • This idiom is really a little derogatory and xenophobic.