“Earlier”, “Earliest” in Lebanese Arabic

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

Abkar

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

أبكر

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

Abkar

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

أبكر

Listen to these two words pronounced (audio)


 

Examples in sentences or statements

 
“I’m going to wake up earlier tomorrow.”

Rah 2ou3a abkar bukra.

.رح اوعى أبكر بوكرا

 
“I woke up earlier today than yesterday.”

2al yawm w3ut 2abkar men 2emberih.

.اليوم اوعيت أبكر من مبارح

 
“What’s the earliest flight time that day?”

Shou 2abkar maw3ad larehle2al tiyara bihal yawm?

شو أبكر موعد لرحلة الطيارة بهاليوم؟

 
“When is the earliest you can meet on Saturday?”

(m) Shou 2abkar shi fik telte2e nhar 2al sabet?

(f) Shou 2abkar shi fike telte2e nhar 2al sabet?

 شو أبكر شي فيك تلتقي نهار السبت؟ (m)

 شو أبكر شي فيكي تلتقي نهار السبت؟ (f)

 
“We arrived earlier than expected.”

Weselna 2abkar men 2al metwa2a3.

.وصلنا أبكر من المتوقع

 

These words in other Arabic dialects

“Earlier”, “Earliest” in Tunisian Arabic
 

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