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Ool Tany Kida
(Say This Again)

 

This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the popular song "Ool Tany Kida", which was sung by Nancy Ajram and appeared on the same CD as her hit "Ah wa Noss". The song also was featured in Ajram's first commercial for Coca Cola, in 2005. Also included is a transliteration of the Arabic lyrics into the Roman alphabet so you can sing along if you like.

Born May 16,1983 in the Beirut area, Nancy Ajram is an immensely popular Lebanese singer, ranking as the third most popular female singer in Lebanese history. At age 8, Nancy began singing favorite oldies with her grandmother. She entered children's talent contests sponsored by two local television stations, TL and LBC. She achieved stardom when she appeared on a talent competition called Noujoum Al Moustakbal (Stars of the Future) sponsored by Future Television.

In 2003, Nancy released the song "Akhasmak, Aah", and prompted the Egyptian parliament to release an official decree banning the airing of its music video. The parliament said it was due to decency issues, both due to the nature of the video's content and also to the manner in which it was shot.

Nancy Ajram

In August of 2003, Nancy was awarded Best Arab Female singer at the Music Video Oscar Awards for this song. Interestingly, at the end of the prize ceremony, Egyptian actor Hussein Fahmy, who is also head of the judging committee, announced the names of the winners. They proved to be different from the ones previously decided on by the judging committee! When the judges heard Fahmy reading names that were different from what they had agreed upon, several of them stood up and walked out to protest Fahmy's changes!

Ajram's major hit "Ah Wa Noss" was released in 2004. In 2005, she became Coca Cola's official celebrity spokesperson. Her first coke commercial used her hit "Oul Tany Kida".

Ajram won the 2008 World Music Award in the category for best-selling Middle Eastern artist.

Nancy Ajram

 

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Note

Sung by Nancy Ajram

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Lyrics

Arabic Lyrics

English Translation

Eh? Ool tany kida. What? Say this again.
Meen? Todsoni ana? Who? You mean me?
   
Hobena a3sh'ena Our love, our passion
Huwwa enta betetkallem 3anena? Are you talking about us?
   
Ya naasi hawaek we wakhud ma3ak You who forget our love and taking with you
layal we sineen 3omrena the nights and years of our life
Da ana illi ashtareet we dobt we It is I who bought and melted and loved and our
Haweit we daa3 men edeik hobena love is lost from your hand
Haweit we daa3 men edeik hobena love is lost from your hand
   
Eh? Ool tany kida. What? Say this again.
Meen? Todsoni ana? Who? You mean me?
   
Hobena a3sh'ena Our love, our passion
Huwwa enta betetkallem 3anena? Are you talking about us?
   
Enta meen fil howa we feshoo' You whose in love and longing
Huwwa enta hobbak da eh? Mat fo' What is your love? Wake up
Wala enta fekrak bekelma mennak Or you think a word from you
Khalas hasamhak we hansa awaem It is finished, I'll forgive you and forget quickly
Khalas hasamhak we hansa awaem It is finished, I'll forgive you and forget quickly
   
Ya naasi hawaek we wakhud ma3ak You who forget our love and taking with you
layal we sineen 3omrena the nights and years of our life
Da ana illi ashtareet we dobt we It is I who bought and melted and loved and our
Haweit we daa3 men edeik hobena love is lost from your hand
Haweit we daa3 men edeik hobena love is lost from your hand
   
Fel gharam lessa badry 3aleik wala In love it's still early on you and not in my life
3omri tany hafakkar feek will I think of you again
da ana kunt gambak we sabni I was next to you and you left your heart
albak ataeri hobbak kalam fi kalam But I've realized your love is just words
   
Ya naasi hawaek we wakhud ma3ak You who forget our love and taking with you
layal we sineen 3omrena the nights and years of our life
Da ana illi ashtareet we dobt we It is I who bought and melted and loved and our
Haweit we daa3 men edeik hobena love is lost from your hand
Haweit we daa3 men edeik hobena love is lost from your hand
   
Eh? Ool tany kida. What? Say this again.
Meen? Todsoni ana? Who? You mean me?
   
Hobena a3sh'ena Our love, our passion
Huwwa enta betetkallem 3anena? Are you talking about us?

 

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Where to Get Recordings of this Song

Ah Wa Noss Album Cover

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Listen to Clip

Artist: Nancy Ajram
CD Title: Ah w Noss

 

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Translations of
Nancy Ajram's Songs on This Site

 

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About the Translator

I would like to thank Zurina Ali from Australia for sharing this translation with my web site and me. She was in Egypt studying Arabic in 2005, and did this translation while there.

Zurina is the Principal/Director of The Belly Dance School in Newcastle, Australia. Zurina has been performing for 6 years and teaching for 5 years. In 2005 Zurina was living in Egypt while performing and studying dance with Randa Kaamel, Mirvat Monguie and other great performers and teachers. Also while in Cairo Zurina commenced her Egyptian Arabic language studies, which she continues with her Egyptian friends in Newcastle.

Zurina may be contacted at:

The Belly Dance School
P.O. Box 474, Jesmond, NSW, 2299, Australia
Telephone: (+61) 2 4950 1118
Mobile: (+61) (0)412 723 735
Web Site: thebellydanceschool@yahoo.com

Photo of Zurina Ali

 

 

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