“Basil”, “Basils” (herbs) in Lebanese Arabic

In Lebanese Arabic, “Basil” (the herb) is written using the Latin script as:

Habe2

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

حبق

In Lebanese Arabic, “Basils” (the herb) is written using the Latin script as:

Habe2et

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

حبقات

Listen to these two words pronounced (audio)


 

Examples in sentences or statements

 
“Basil on a margherita pizza is tasty.”

2al hebe2 3alal margherita pizza ktir taybe.

.كتير طيبة margherita  الحبق عال بيزا

 
“I like the taste of basil.”

bheb ta3met 2al hebe2.

.حب طعمة الحبق

 
“Do you want some basil?”

(m) Badak shway hebe2?

(f) Badik shway hebe2?

بدك شوية حبق؟ (m)

بديك شوية حبق؟ (f)

 
“This is a basil plant.”

Hayde nabtat 2al hebe2.

.هيدي نبتة الحبق

 
“Basil is a leaf.”

2el hebe2 bikoun ware2.

.الحبق بيكون ورق

 

Related words in Lebanese Arabic

“Cilantro” (herb) in Lebanese Arabic

“Herb”, “Herbs” in Lebanese Arabic

“Parsley” (herb) in Lebanese Arabic

This word in other Arabic dialects

“Basil” (herb) in Tunisian Arabic
 

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