“I can’t find…” in Lebanese Arabic

In Lebanese Arabic, “I can’t find…” (the phrase that preludes announcing difficulty finding something) is written using the Latin script as:

Ma La2ayto…

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

…ما لقيتو

Listen to this phrase pronounced (audio)


Examples in sentences or statements

“I can’t find it.”

Ma la2ayto.

.ما لقيتو

“I can’t find my keys.”

Ma 3amble2e mfetihe.

.ما عملاقي مفاتيحي

“I can’t find your keys.”

(m) Ma 3amble2e mfetihak.

(f) Ma 3amble2e mfetihik.

.ما عمبلاقي مفاتيحك (m)

.ما عمبلاقي مفاتيحيك (f)

“I can’t find the spices section.”

Ma 3amble2e 2esem 2al bharat.

.ما عمبلاقي قسم البهارات

“I can’t find the milk in the fridge.”

Ma 3amble2e halib bel berad.

.ما عمبلاقي الحليب بالبراد


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