I wanted to say "basic." "Something...basic." Oh, what is the word? Sahal means "easy," but that's not what I want. Screw it.
Fatima and I said the word in unison. But I said "simple" in Turkish and she said "simple" in Arabic. It was like magic. These cognates really do make my world go round.
Turkish / Arabic
nadiren (rarely) / nadiran (rarely)
şikayat etmek (to complain) / shakwat (complaint)
vakit (time) / waqt (time) وقت
maalesef (unfortunately) / maalesef (unfortunately)
mutfak (kitchen) / matbakh (kitchen) مطبخ
kahve (coffee) / qahwa (coffee) القهوة
ziyaret (visit) / ziyarat (visit) زيارة
fikir (idea) / fikra (idea) فكرة
meşgul (busy) / mashghul (busy) مشغول