“Cat”, “Cats” in Lebanese Arabic

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

Bsayne

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

بسيني

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

Bsaynet

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

بسينة

Listen to these two words pronounced (audio)


 

Examples in sentences or statements 

 
“That cat is brown and orange.”

2al bsayne bene wa 2oranj.

.البسيني بني و ؤرانج

 
“The cat purrs when you are close to it, so it is a sign that she likes and is comfortable with you.”

(m) 2al bsayne betkharir lama t2arib menha, wa hayde 3aleme enaha hebaytak ou merteh ma3ak.

(f) 2al bsayne betkharir lama t2arib menha, wa hayde 3aleme enaha hebaytak ou merteha ma3akik.

.البسيني بتخرخر لما تقرب منها, وهيدي علامةً انها حبتك ومرتاحة معك (m)

.البسيني بتخرخر لما تقرب منها, وهيدي علامةً انها حبتيك ومرتاحة معيك (f)

 
“Cats are known to be quite independent creatures.”

2al bsayne ma3roufin yikono ka2anat moustakila.

.البسينة معروفين كونون كائنات مستقلة

 
“This cat is 15 years old.”

Haydal bsayne 3amruha khamsta3ashar sene.

.هيدي البيسني عمرها خمستعشر خامستاعشار سنة

 
“I’m going to put some water out for the cats.”

Bade het may bara lal bsayne.

.بدي حط ماي للببسينة

 

Related words in Lebanese Arabic

“Dog” in Lebanese Arabic

“Kitten”, “Kittens” in Lebanese Arabic

These two words in other Arabic dialects

“Cat” in Tunisian Arabic
 

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