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اِسْم

 

/ism/

 

Means

 

Name

 

 

 


 

 

…اِسْمي

 

/ismee/

 

Means

 

My name is…

 

As in

 

اِسْمي توم

 

 

 


 

 

…اِسْمَك

 

/ismak/

 

Means

 

Your name is…

 

As in

 

اِسْمَك توم

 

 

 


 

 

اِسْمَك ايه؟

 

/ismak eih/

 

Means

 

What is your name? 

 

(To a male)

 

 

 


 

 

اِسْمِك ايه؟

 

/ismik eih/

 

Means

 

What is your name?

 

(To a female)

 

 

 

 


 

 

عَنْدي

 

/ʻandee/

 

Means

 

I am… (In terms of telling age)

 

As in

 

عَنْدي ٢٧ سَنَة

 

 

 


 

 

عَنْدَك كام سَنَة؟

 

/ʻandak kaam sanah/

 

Means

 

How old are you?

 

(To a male)

 

 

 


 

 

عَنْدِك كام سَنَة؟

 

/ʻandik kaam sanah/

 

Means

 

How old are you?

 

(To a female)

 

 

 


 

 

اِتْوَلَدْت في

 

/itwaladt fee/

 

Means

 

I was born in…

 

As in 

 

اِتْوَلَدْت في كورْيا

 

 

 

 


 

 

اِتْوَلَدْ في

 

/itwalad fee/

 

Means

 

He was born in…

 

As in

 

توم اِتْوَلَدْ في أَمْريكا

 

 

 


 

 

و

 

/w/

 

Means

 

And

 

 

 


 

 

مِتْجَوِّز

 

/mitgawwiz/

 

Means

 

Married 

 

The feminine form is

 

مِتْجَوِّزَة

 

/mitgawwizah/

 

 

 

 


 

 

مِشْ مِتْجَوِّز

 

/mish mitgawwiz/

 

Means

 

Single (Masculine)

 

 

 


 

 

مِشْ مِتْجَوِّزَة

 

/mish mitgawwizah/

 

Means

 

Single (Feminine)

 

 

 


 

 

أَنا عايِش في

 

/ʼanaa ʻaayish fee/

 

I live in… 

 

As in

 

أَنا عايِش في القاهِرَة

 

 

 


 

 

هُوَّ عايِش في

 

/huwwah ʻaayish fee/

 

He lives in…

 

As in

 

هُوَّ عايِش في أَمْريكا

 

 

 


 

 

مِشْ

 

/mish/

 

Is a negation tool used with nouns and adjectives

 

As in

 

أَنا مِشْ عايِش في أَسْبانْيا

 

 

 


 

 

أَنا مُدَرِّس

 

/ʼanaa mudarris/

 

Means

 

I am a teacher

 

 

 


 

 

أَنا بَشْتَغَل دِبْلوماسِيَّة

 

/ʼanaa bashtaghal diblumaasiyyah/

 

Means

 

I work as a diplomat (Feminine)

 

 

 


 

 

ش

 

should be added to the end of verbs in order to emphasize the negation

 

As in

 

ما بيِشْتَغَلْش

 

He does not work

 

 

 


 

 

عَنْدي كَلْب

 

/ʻandee kalb/

 

Means

 

I have a dog

 

 

 


 

 

ما عَنْديش أَخّ

 

/maa ʻandeesh ʼakh/

 

Means

 

I do not have a brother

 

 

 


 

 

“Yes or No” questions do not have a question word in dialectal Arabic.

 

Intonation will indicate if it is an inquiry

 

As in

 

عَنْدَك قُطَّة؟

 

Do you have a cat?

 

 

 


 

 

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