How do you spell Capish?
Capeesh is most often used in fiction. When it’s used to ask someone if they understand, capeesh indicates that the person asking has some authority to make life unpleasant for their listener. Capeesh can also be spelled as capiche or capisce.
Is Kapeesh a word?
Capisce (pronounced cah-PEESH) is an Italian word that is used in American slang to say “got it” or “understand.” The correct word in Italian would be capisci (pronounced cah-PEE-shee) to address the second person informally, a.k.a. you. “Kapeesh ” is an anglicization of it.
What does kapish mean in English?
kapish is formally spelled as capisce (pronounced as cah-peesh) which is derived from the italian word capire to understand and from latin capere to grasp or to seize. it is now used in american slang to say got it or understand.
What does capiche mean in Italian?
Capiche (ignore spell check) is the standard English spelling of the word, usually followed by a question mark, meaning do you understand? It comes from the Italian capisci.
Is capiche rude?
In English, capiche has much more of an in-your-face attitude, and is meant to echo speech patterns of Mafia bullies. In my opinion, using this word in English is always rude, precisely because of its overtones. Using it in Italian may or may not be rude, depending strongly on context.
What does Bafangool mean?
a curse, to screw yourself!
What is a butana?
The Butana (Arabic: البطانة, Buṭāna), historically called the Island of Meroë, is the region between the Atbara and the Nile in the Sudan. The region includes most of the state of Al Qadarif plus parts of the states of Kassala, River Nile, Khartoum, Al Jazirah and Sennar.
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