“Lunch” in Lebanese Arabic

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


Using the Arabic script, it is written as:


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Examples in sentences or statements

“What do you want for lunch?”

(m) Shou badak 3al ghada?

(f) Shou badik 3al ghada?

 شو بدك علغدا؟ (m)

 شو بديك علغدا؟ (f)

“Are you ready for lunch?”

(m) 2enta jehiz lal ghada?

(f) 2ente jehze lal ghada?

انت جاهز للغدا؟ (m)

انتي جاهزي للغدا؟  (f)

“I’m going to eat a salad for lunch.”

Rah 2ekol selta 3al ghada.

.رح اكل سلطة علغدا

“I’m going to have a salad, bread, and some olive oil for lunch.”

Rah 2ekhod selta, khebez, 2ou zayt zaytoun 3al ghada.

.رح اخد سلطة، خبز، وزيت زيتون علغدا

“It’s lunchtime!”

Hayda wa2et 2al ghada!

!هيدا وقت الغدا


In other Mediterranean languages and dialects

“Lunch”, “Lunches” in Tunisian Arabic

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