“Dad” (Father) in Lebanese Arabic

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


Using the Arabic script, it is written as:


(Editor’s note: The English words Dad and Father are both translated as Baba (بابا) in Lebanese Arabic.)

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Examples in sentences or statements

“My Dad is 61 years old.”

Baba taba3e 3amro wahdaw setin sene.

.بايا تابعي عمرو واحدوستين سنة

“How is your Dad doing?”

(m) Kif halo bayak?

(f) Kif halo bayik?

كيف حالو بيك؟ (m)

كيف حالو بييك؟ (f)

“My Dad wakes up at 5am every day.”

Baba taba3e byou3a se3a khamse 2el sebeh.

.بايا تابعي بيوعا الساعة خمسة الصبح

“My Dad still reads the newspaper.”

Ba3do baba taba3e byi2ra 2al jaride.

.بعدو بايا تابعي بيقرا الجريدة

“My Dad is retired.”

Baba taba3e 3al taka3od.

.بايا تابعي عالتقاعد


Related words in Lebanese Arabic

“Mom” (Mother) in Lebanese Arabic

“Grandpa”, “Grandpas” in Lebanese Arabic

In other Mediterranean languages and dialects

“Dad” in Tunisian Arabic

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