“No” in Lebanese Arabic

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In Lebanese Arabic, “No” is written using the Latin script as:

La2

In Lebanese Arabic, using the Arabic script, “No” is written as:

لا

Listen to this word pronounced (audio)

 

Examples in sentences or statements:

 
“No sugar in the coffee please.”

(m) La2, 2ahwe bala sekar eza betrid.

(f) La2, 2ahwe bala sekar eza betride.

.لا، قهوة بلا سكر اذا بتريد (m)

.لا، قهوة بلا سكر اذا بتريدي (f)

 
“No, let’s take a taxi instead.”

La2, khalina nekhod taxi ahsan.

.لا، خلينا ناخد تاكسي احسن

 
“No, I’m not hungry yet. Probably in a couple hours.”

La2, ba3adne mane jou3an. Yimkin men ba3ad kam se3a.

.لا، بعد ما جعت،عالارجح بعد ساعتين

 
“No, I would prefer tea.”

La2, bfadil shay.

.لا، بفضل شاي

 
“No, I can pay with cash. Thanks.”

La2, fine edfa3 bel cash. Shukran.

.لا، بقدرادفع كاش. شكرا

 

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