“Higher”, “Highest” in Lebanese Arabic

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

2a3la

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

أعلى

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

2ela3la

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

الأعلى

Listen to these two words pronounced (audio)


 

Examples in sentences or statements

 
“Can you move the painting higher?”

(m) Fik t3ale 2al lawha 2a3la?

(f) Fike t3ale 2al lawha 2a3la?

فيك تعللي اللوحة أعلى؟ (m)

فيكي تعللي اللوحة أعلى؟ (f)

 
“Can you move the painting higher two inches?”

(m) Fik t3ale 2al lawha 2a3la bi 2etnen inch?

(f) Fike t3ale 2al lawha 2a3la bi 2etnen inch?

فيك تعللي اللوحة أعلى بتنين انش؟ (m)

فيكي تعللي اللوحة أعلى بتنين انش؟ (f)

 
“We’re flying higher.”

3amentir 3ale.

.عمنتير عالي

 
“This is the highest I’ve been on a mountain before.”

Hayda 2al matrah 2ela3la 3al jabal yale weselto.

.هيدا المطرح الأعلى عالجبل يللي وصلتلو

 
“Do you want to go higher or lower?”

(m) Badak trouh 2a3la 2aw 2awta?

(f) Badik trouhe 2a3la 2aw 2awta?

بدك تروح أعلى أو أوطى؟ (m)

بديك تروحي أعلى أو أوطى؟ (f)

 

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