She likes the shoes, but they are a little flashy for her. Her sister, with whom she’s been speaking English and Arabic all night, says, by way of advice, “Well, if you want practical shoes, get those,” indicating a different pair she was looking at, "but if you’re here for mazag,
“Wait, what does that word mean?” I ask.
“After all the Arabic we’ve been speaking, you pick out the best word,” she replies, smiling.
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