“Basil” in Lebanese Arabic

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


Using the Arabic script, it is written as:


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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


Other herbs in Lebanese Arabic

“Cilantro” in Lebanese Arabic

“Parsley” in Lebanese Arabic

In other Mediterranean languages and dialects

“Basil” in Tunisian Arabic

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