“Past” in Lebanese Arabic

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

2al made

in Lebanese Arabic, using the Arabic script, it is written as:


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Examples in sentences or statements


“It’s in the past.”

Sar men 2al made.

.صار من الماضي


“I’ve stayed here in the past.”

2ana 3eshet hon bel made.

.انا عشت هون بالماضي


“Those were good past times.”

Kenit 2al 2aw2at 2al madiyat helwe.

.كانت الأوقات الماضية حلوة


“In the past I worked in the transportation business.”

Bel made 2eshtaghalet bi ma3mal 2al na2liye.

.بالماضي اشتغلت بعمل النقليات


“In the past my family owned a farm.”

Bel made 3ayatle keno bi melko mazra3a.

.بالماضي عايلتي كانوا بيملكوا مزرعة


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