“How are you?” in Lebanese Arabic


In Lebanese Arabic, “How are you?” is written using the Latin script as:

(m) Kifak?

(f) Kifik?

In Lebanese Arabic, using the Arabic script, these two words are written as:

كيفاك؟ (m)

كيفيك؟ (f)

Listen to these two words pronounced (audio)


Examples in sentences or statements

Good morning. How are you?

(m) Sabah 2al khir. Kifak?

(f) Sabah 2al Khir. Kifik?

صباح الخير. كيفاك؟ (m)

 صباح الخير. كيفاك؟ (f)

“Good to see you again. How are you?”

(m) Ktir mnih eno shefta mara tene. Kifak?

(f) Ktir mnih eno sheftik mara tene. Kifik?

كتيرمنيح شوفتاك. كيفاك؟ (m)

 كتير منيح شوفتياك. كيفيك؟ (f)

“Hey, how are you?”

(m) Marhaba, Kifak?

(f) Marhaba, Kifik?

مرهابا، كيفاك؟ (m)

مرهابا، كيفيك؟ (f)

“Good afternoon, how are you?”

(m) Sa3ide, kifak?

(f) Sa3ide, Kifik?

سعيدي، كيفاك؟ (m)

سعيدي، كيفيك؟ (f)

“Good evening, how are you?”

(m) Masa2 2al kher, kifak?

(f) Masa2 2al kher, kifik?

مسا الخير، كيفاك؟ (m)

مسا الخير، كيفيك؟ (f)


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