“Ate” (past) in Egyptian Arabic

In Egyptian Arabic, “Ate” (the verb, in the past tense) is written using the Latin script as:

(I) 2akalt

(You) 2akalt

(You, plural) 2akalto

(He) 2akal

(She) 2akalet

(We) 2akalna

(They) 2akalo

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

اكلت (I)

اكلت (You)

اكلتوا (You, plural)

اكل (He)

اكلت (She)

اكلنا (We)

اكلوا (They)

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Examples in sentences or statements

“I ate before coming to work.”

Ana 2aklt 2abl ma arou7 al4o8l.

.انا اكلت قبل ما اروح الشغل

“I didn’t eat before coming to work.”

Ana ma 2aklte4 2abl ma arou7 al4o8l.

.انا ما اكلتش قبل ما اروح الشغل

“Did you eat before your workout?”

Anta 2akalt 2abl al tamrien?

انت اكلت قبل التمرين؟

“He ate an apple before working out.”

Howa 2akal tofa7a 2abl al tamrien.

.هو اكل تفاحه قبل التمرين

“We ate chicken and rice for dinner yesterday.”

E7na 2aklna 3al3a4a ambare7 fera5 w roz.

.احنا اكلنا عالعشا امبارح فراخ و رز

“They ate dinner at a restaurant yesterday.”

Homa 2akalo al3a4a ambare7 fy al mat3am.

.هما اكلوا العشا امبارح في المطعم

“What did you eat for dinner yesterday?”

2akalt eh ambare7 3la al 3a4a?

اكلت ايه امبارح على العشا؟

“Where did you eat dinner yesterday?”

2akalt 3a4a fein ambare7?

اكلت عشا فين امبارح؟


Related words in Egyptian Arabic

“Eat” (future) in Egyptian Arabic

“Eats” (third-person) in Egyptian Arabic

“Eating” (present) in Egyptian Arabic

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