Monday, August 24

ESSENTIAL Words

Pronouns

انا
ana - I, Me

انت
enta - You (Male)

انتي
enty - You (Female)

هو
huwa - He

هي
hiya - She

انتو
intu - You all

احنا
i7na - We

هما
humma - They


Demonstratives

ده - دي - دول
da - this (masculine)
di - this (feminine)
dol - these (plural)

اللي
elly/illi * -that which
* both transliterations are common

فيه
feeh - there is

Conjuctions


و
wi - and

أو - ولا
aw - or (used in statements e.g. I'll have tea or coffee)
walla - or (used in a question e.g. Do you want tea or coffee?)

لاكن - بس
laakin, bass - but

علشان - عشان
3alashaan ~ 3ashaan
because, for


Interrogatives

مين
meen - who

ايه
eih - what

امتى
imta - when

فين
fein - where

ليه

leih - why

ازاي
ez-zay - how

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1 comment:

questfortherightone.blogspot.com said...

Jaz, this is real cool! Reminds me of how I'd be careful to catch the difference between Egyptian words and Lebanese ones when I watch an Egyptian film while growing up.... like Adel Imam's stuff :)

Happpyyyyyyyyyyyyy iftar sis!!