“Heard” (past) (verb) in Lebanese Arabic

In Lebanese Arabic, “Heard” (the verb, in the past tense) is written using the Latin script as:

(I) Sme3et

(You) (m) Sme3et

(You) (f) Sme3ete

(You, plural) Sme3to

(He) Semi3

(She) Sem3it

(We) Sme3na

(They) Sem3o

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

سمعت (I)

سمعت (You) (m)

سمعتي (You) (f)

سمعتو (You, plural)

سميع (He)

سمعيت (She)

سمعنا (We)

سمعو (They)

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Examples in sentences or statements

(Editor’s note: In one or more of the following statements, the word “Heard” is replaced with an applicable word or words to keep the statement colloquial but to maintain the meaning of the word Heard (“Hear” in the past participle).)
“I heard you.”

(m) Sme3tak.

(f) Sme3tik.

.سمعتاك (m)

.سمعتيك (f)

“I heard what you said.”

(m) Sme3et shou 2elet.

(f) Sme3et shou 2elte.

.سمعت شو ألت (m)

.سمعت شو ألتي (f)

“I didn’t hear what you said. Can you please repeat it?”

(m) Ma sme3et shou 2elet. Fik trida?

(f) Ma sme3et shou 2elte. Fik tridiya?

ماسمعت شو ألت. فيك تريدا؟ (m)

ماسمعت شو ألتي. فيكي تريديا؟ (f)

“Did you hear what I said?”

(m) Sme3et shou 2elet?

(f) Sme3te shou 2elet?

سمعت شو ألت؟ (m)

سمعتي شو ألت؟ (f)

“He heard you.”



“She heard you.”



“Yes, we can hear you.”

(m) Na3am, fina nesma3ak.

(f) Na3am, fina nesma3ik.

.ناعام، فينا نسماعاك (m)

.ناعام، فينا نسماعيك (f)

“We heard cats outside.”

Sma3na bsaynetk bara.

.سمعنا  بسينيت بارا

“They said they can hear you.”

(m) 2alo 2eno ma3ambye2daro yesma3oulak.

(f) 2alo 2eno ma3ambye2daro yesma3oulik.

.ألو أنو ماعامبيقدارو يسماعولاك (m)

.ألو أنو ماعامبيقدارو يسماعوليك (f)


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