“I can…” in Lebanese Arabic

In Lebanese Arabic, “I can…” (as in the type of phrase that preludes stating something the speaker will do, or is capable of doing) is written using the Latin script as:


Using the Arabic script, it is written as:


Listen to this word pronounced (audio)


Examples in sentences or statements

“I can drive standard.”

Be2dar sou2 3ade.

.بقدر سوق عادي

“I can swim.”

Be2dar 2esbah.

.بقدر اسبح

“I can speak Lebanese Arabic.”

Be2dar 2ehke 3arabe lebnene.

.بقدر احكي عربي لبناني

“I can speak a lot of Lebanese Arabic.”

Behke mnih 3arabe lebnene.

.بحكي منيح عربي لبناني

“I can finish the repair today.”

Be2dar khalis 2la teslih 2al yawm.

.بقدر خلص التصليح اليوم


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