“A little bit” in Lebanese Arabic

In Lebanese Arabic, “A little bit” is written using the Latin script as:

Netfe

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

نتفي

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Examples in sentences or statements

 
“A little bit of onions.”

Netfet basal.

.نتفيت بصل

 
“Only a little bit of onions on the shawarma, please.”

(m) Bas netfet basal 3al shawerma, 2arjouk.

(f) Bas netfet basal 3al shawerma, 2arjouke.

.بس نتفيت بصل على الشاورما، أرجوك (m)

.بس نتفيت بصل على الشاورما، أرجوكي (f)

 
“Do you want a little bit of this food?”

(m) Badak netfe men hal 2akel?

(f) Badik netfe men hal 2akel?

بدك نتفي من هالأكلة؟ (m)

بديك نتفي من هالأكلة؟ (f)

 
“Here is a little bit.”

(m) Het netfe.

(f) Hete netfe.

.هات نتفي (m)

.هاتي نتفي (f)

 
“I’ll arrive in a little bit.”

Rah 2ousal ba3ad netfe.

.رح أوصل بعد نتفي

 

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