Bonus: Habibi

How could I forget? My time in the Arab world enriched my vocabulary, if only a little.

HABIBI. You hear it everywhere, particularly in song lyrics. It means ‘my love’, but can also be casually, such as between guys, like ‘hey, habibi!’ It seems to be quite versatile.

I'm sure it will come in handy when I'm missing just the right word... But above all, I will dedicate its use to my nephews, my little habibis .