“If” in Lebanese Arabic

In Lebanese Arabic, “If” is written using the Latin script as:


Using the Arabic script, it is written as:


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Examples in sentences or statements

“If you turn here we’ll get home faster.”

(m) Lawbetlef menhon mnousal 3ala 2al bet 2asra3.

(f) lawbetlefe menhon mnousal 3ala 2al bet 2asra3.

.لوبتلف من هون منوصل على البيت اسرع (m)

.لوبتلف من هون منوصل على البيت اسرع (f)

“If we nap now, we’ll have more energy later.”

law nemna 2aktar, bikoun 3ana nashat 2aktar ba3den.

.لو نمنا هلأ، بكون عنا نشاط اكتر بعدين

“If we go now, we won’t be rushed at the airport.”

Law rehna hala2, mamnet2akhar 3al matar.

.لو رحنا هلأ ما منتأخر علمطار

“If there are any stains on the clothes use add this liquid to the wash.”

Law fi ba2e3 3alal tiyeb, 2esta3mal hal mahsou2 lal ghasil.

.لو في بقع على التياب، استعمل هل مسحوق للغسيل

“If you can help me with something quick, we can leave sooner.”

law betse3edne bi shi biser3a, fina nfel 2abkar.

.لو بتساعدني بشي بسرعة، فينا نفل ابكر


In other Mediterranean languages and dialects

“If” in Egyptian Arabic

“If” in Tunisian Arabic

“If” in Greek

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