“Minute”, “Minutes” in Lebanese Arabic

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

Di2a

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

ديقة

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

Da2i2a

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

دقيقة

Listen to these two words pronounced (audio)


 

Examples in sentences or statements

 
Do you have a minute?

(m) 3andak da2i2a?

(f) 3andik da2i2a?

عندك دقيقة؟ (m)

عنديك دقيقة؟ (f)

 
“There are sixty minutes in an hour.”

Fi setin da2i2a bel se3at.

.في ستين ٦٠ دقيقة بالساعة

 
“How many minutes to complete the order?”

Kami da2i2a la tekhlas 2al talibe?

كم دقيقة لتخلص الطلبية؟

 
“I’ll be back in 10 minutes.”

Rah 2erja3 ba3ad 3ashr da2i2a.

.راح ارجع بعد عشر دقايق

“I’m going to leave for the airport in a few minutes.”

Rah rouh 3al matar ba3ad kam da2i2a.

.راح روح عالمطار بعد كم دقيقة

 

These words in other Arabic dialects

“Minute”, “Minutes” in Tunisian Arabic

 

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