“I don’t have” in Lebanese Arabic

In Lebanese Arabic, “I don’t have” is written using the Latin script as:

Ma ma3e

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

ما معي

Listen to this phrase pronounced (audio)


 

Examples in sentences or statements

 
“I don’t have any change on me.”

Ma ma3e frata.

.ما معي فراطة

 
“I don’t have the time.”

Ma ma3e se3a.

.ما معي ساعة

 
“I don’t have my keys on me.”

Mfetihe mesh ma3e.

.مفاتيحي مش معي

 
“I don’t have enough change.”

Ma ma3e frata kfeye.

.ما معي فراطة كفاية

 
“I don’t have time to talk now but I can call you back in 30 minutes.”

(m) Ma ma3e wa2et 2ehke hala2 bas fine 2erja3 2ehkik ba3ad nes se3a.

(f) Ma ma3e wa2et 2ehke hala2 bas fine 2erja3 2ehkike ba3ad nes se3a.

.ما معي وقت احكي هلأ بس فيني أرجع احكيك بعد نص ساعة (m)

.ما معي وقت احكي هلأ بس فيني أرجع احكيكي بعد نص ساعة (f)

 

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