Word of the Week

June 10, 2015

طُلِع is this week’s Lebanese Arabic Word of the Week

tole3 is a verb that means to go up, to depart, or to rise. Here is how it is conjugated: بيُطلَع، عم يُطلَع، رح يُطلَع، طالِع tole3, byotla3, 3am yotla3, ra7 yotla3, Taali3   كل ويك أند بُطلَع ع الضيعة مع أهلي kil weekend botla3 3a Day3ah ma3 ahly Every weekend […]
June 3, 2015

وقَّع is this week’s Lebanese Arabic Word of the Week

wa22a3 is a verb that means to let fall. Here is how it is conjugated: بِوَقّع ، عم يوقّع، رح يوقّع، موَقّع wa22a3 , biwa22e3, 3am ywa22e3, ra7 ywa22e3, mwa22i3   وقّعت الحليب ع الأرض wa22a3it l7aliib 3al 2arid I spilled the milk on the floor.   وقَّع حالُه ب ورطة […]
May 27, 2015

مِشي is this week’s Lebanese Arabic Word of the Week

mishy is a verb that means to walk or to work well. Here is how it is conjugated: بيمشي، عم يمشي ، رح يمشي ، ماشي mishy, byimshy, 3am yimshy, ra7 yimshy, meishy   بمشي كلّ يوم تقريباً ربع ساعة تَ أوصل ع شغلي bimshy kil yowm ta2riiban ribi3 sei3ah ta […]
May 20, 2015

قعد is this week’s Lebanese Arabic Word of the Week

2a3adis a verb that means to sit or to stay. Here is how it is conjugated: بيقعُد، عم يقعُد ، رح يقعُد ، قاعِد 2a3ad, byi23od, 3am yi23od, ra7 yi23od, 2aa3id   رحنا بالعطلة ع شرم الشّيخ وقعدنا بشاليه كتير حلو ومش غالي ri7na bil 3oTleh 3a sharm esh-sheykh w 2a3adna bi […]
April 8, 2015

تَرَك is this week’s Lebanese Arabic Word of the Week

tarak is a verb that means to leave, or to quit (a habit, a relationship). Here is how it is conjugated: بيِِترُك، عم يِِترُك ، رح يِِترُك ، تارِك   بِترُك البيت السّاعة سبعة كلّ يوم bitrok el-beyt es-sei3ah sab3ah kil yoom I leave home at 7:00 every day.   […]
April 1, 2015

عَلَّق is this week’s Lebanese Arabic Word of the Week

3alla2 is a verb that means to hang something on a hook, or in a closet or to comment. Here is how it is conjugated: بِعَلِّق، عم يِِعَلِّق ، رح يِِعَلِّق ، مْعَلِّق   عَلَّقت قُمصان جوزي بالخزانة 3alla2it 2omSaan jawzy bil-khzeineh I hung my husband’s shirts in the closet. […]
March 25, 2015

حَوّل is this week’s Lebanese Arabic Word of the Week

7awwal is a verb that means to transfer (money), to pass by (stop by), or to change something. Here is how it is conjugated: بِحَوِّل، عم يِحَوِّل، رح يِحَوِّل، مْحَوِّل   حَوَّل مصاري لاهلُه 7awwal maSaary la-ahlo He transferred money to his parents.   حَولي لَعنّا لَفِنْجان قهوة 7awly la-3inna la-finjein […]
March 18, 2015

سَلَّم is this week’s Lebanese Arabic Word of the Week

sallam is a verb that means to greet someone, to say hi, to deliver something. Here is how it is conjugated: بِسَلِّم، عم يِسَلِّم ، رح يِسَلِّم ، مْسَلِّم   بشوفُه عادةً حدّ شغلي بس ما بسلّم عليّ bshuufo 3aadatan 7add shighly bas maa bisallim 3aleyyi I usually see him […]
March 4, 2015

حساب is this week’s Lebanese Arabic Word of the Week

7seib is a noun that means account. The plural is 7seibeit.   لَمّا زملائي بِروحو عَ المَطعَم، كِلّ واحَد بيِدفَع حسابُه lamma zumalei2y biruu7o 3al maT3am, kil waa7ad byidfa3 7seibo. When my colleagues go to the restaurant each one pays his own bill.   هَيدا الِمحاسِب بيَعمِل حسابات لَشركات كبيرِة […]