Introduce Yourself

Introduce Yourself

 

اِسِم

 

/isim/

 

Means

 

Name

 

 

 

 


 

 

.. اِسْمي

 

/ismee/

 

Means

 

My name is …

 

 

 

 


 

 

.. اِسْمَك

 

/ismak/

 

Means

 

Your name is…

 

As in

 

اِسْمَك توم

 

 

 


 

 

شو اِسْمَك؟

 

/shoo ismak/

 

Means

 

What is your name? (To a male)

 

 

 

 


 

شو اِسْمِك؟

 

/shoo ismik/

 

Means

 

What is your name? (To a female)

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

عِمِر

 

/ʻimir/

 

Means

 

Age

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

عِمْري

 

/ʻimree/

 

Means

 

I am … (In terms of telling age)

 

As in

 

عِمْري ٢٥ سِنِة

 

 

 

 


 

 

قَدِّيش عِمْرَك؟

 

/ʼaddaish ʻimrak/

 

Means

 

How old are you? (To a male)

 

 

 

 

 

 


قَدِّيش عِمْرِك؟

 

/ʼaddaish ʻimrik/

 

Means

 

How old are you? (To a female)

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 .. اِنْوَلَدِتْ بـِ

 

/inwaladit bi/

 

Means

 

I was born in ..

 

 

 

 


 

.. اِنْوَلَدْ بـِ

 

/inwalad bi/

 

Means

 

He was born in ..

 

 

 


 

و

 

/u/

 

Means

 

And

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

مِتْزَوِّج

 

/mitzawwij/

 

Means

 

Married

 

The feminine form is

 

مِتْزَوْجِة

 

/mitzawjih/

 

 

 


 

 

عَزَّابي

 

/ʻazzaabee/

 

Means

 

Single (Masculine)

 

 

 

 


 

 

مو مِتْزَوْجِة

 

/moo mitzawjih/

 

Means

 

Single (Feminine)

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

هُوِّ عايِش بـِ

 

/huwwih ʻaayish bi/

 

Means

 

He lives in…

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

أَنا إِسْتاز

 

/ʼanaa ʼistaaz/

 

Means

 

I am a teacher (Masculine)

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

أَنا بِشْتِغِلْ دِبْلوماسِيِّة

 

/ʼanaa bishtighil diblumaasiyyih/

 

Means

 

I work as a diplomat

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

عَنْدي كَلْب

 

/ʻandee kalb/

 

Means

 

I have a dog

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

ما عَنْدي أَخّ

 

/maa ʻandee 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 بِسِّة؟

 

/ʻandak bissih/

 

Do you have a cat?

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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