“Before” in Lebanese Arabic

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In Lebanese Arabic, “Before” is written using the Latin script as:

2abel

in Lebanese Arabic, using the Arabic script, it is written as:

قبل

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Examples in sentences or statements.

 

“I’ve been here before.”

2ana kenet hon 2abel.

.انا كنت هون قبل

 

“Let’s stop for gas before leaving the city.’

Lanou2af n3abe benzine 2abel manetrok 2al madina.

 .لنوقف نعبي بنزين قبل مانترك المدينة

 

“I’m going to stop for gas before leaving the city.”

Bade wa2if 3abe benzine 2abel ma 2etrok 2al madina.

.بدي وقف عبي بنزين قبل ما اترك المدينة

 

“Let’s get some waters before we get to the beach.’

Lanekhod may 2abel ma nrouh 3al baher.

.لناخد ماي قبل ما نروح عالبحر

 

“Do you want to get tea before we go for dinner?”

(m) Badak shay 2abel ma nrouh 3al 3asha?

(f) Badik shay 2abel ma nrouh 3al 3asha?

بديك شاي قبل ما نروح عالعشا؟ (m)

بديك شاي قبل ما نروح عالعشا؟ (f)

 

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