“Grumpy” in Lebanese Arabic

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

3abis

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

عابس

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Examples in sentences or statements

 
“The neighbour can be grumpy.”

Jare bikoun 3abis.

.جاري بيكون عابس

 
“Are you in a grumpy mood?”

(m) Mzejak m3akar?

(f) Mzejik m3akre?

مزاجك معكر؟ (m)

مزاجيك معكري؟ (f)

 
“I’m feeling a bit grumpy.”

2ana metzayik.

.انا متضايق

 
“No, I’m not in a grumpy mood.”

La2, mzeje mesh m3akar.

.لا، مزاجي مش معكر

 
“The boy put on a grumpy face.”

2al sabe 3abis.

.الصبي عابس

 

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