“Essential” in Lebanese Arabic

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


Using the Arabic script, it is written as:


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Examples in sentences or statements

“What are the essential items we should bring?”

Shou hene 2al 2aghrad 2al darouriye yali lezim njibon?

شو هني الاغراض الضروريات يلي لازم نجيبون؟

“It is essential.”

Hayda daroure.

.هيدا ضروري

“Only bring what’s essential on the hike.”

Jib ma3ak 2al daroure lal mashe.

.جيب معك الضروري للمشي

“What do you think is essential?”

(m) Shou 2al daroure bira2yak?

(f) Shou 2al daroure bira2yik?

 شو الضروري برأيك؟ (m)

 شو الضروري برأييك؟ (f)

“This ingredient is essential in the meal.”

2al mkawin daroure lal wajbe.

.المكون ضروري للوجبة


In other Mediterranean languages and dialects

“Essential” in Tunisian Arabic

“Essential” in Turkish

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