“Neighbourhood”, “Neighbourhoods” in Lebanese Arabic

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

Hay

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

حي

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

2ahya

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

 احيا

Listen to these two words pronounced (audio)


 

Examples in sentences or statements

 
“This is a nice neighbourhood.”

Hayda 2al hay mnih.

.هيدا الحي منيح

 
“I grew up in this neighbourhood.”

2ana kberet bi hal hay.

.انا كبرت بهلحي

 
“What neighbourhood did you grow up in?”

(m) Bi2ay hay kberet?

(f) Bi2ay hay kberte?

 بأي حي كبرت؟ (m)

 بأي حي كبرتي؟ (f)

 
“There are many nice neighbourhoods in this city.”

Fi ktir 2ahya mniha bi hal madina.

.في كتير احيا منيحة بهلمدينة

 
“What neighbourhood is the restaurant in?”

Bi 2ay hay mawjoud 2al mat3am?

بأي حي موجود المطعم؟

 

Related words in Lebanese Arabic

“House”, “Houses” in Lebanese Arabic
 

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