“Read” (future) in Egyptian Arabic

In Egyptian Arabic, “Read” (the verb, in the future tense) is written using the Latin script as:

(I) 22ra

(You) T2ra

(You, plural) T2ro

(He) Y2ra

(She) T2ra

(We) N2ra

(They) Y2ro

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

اقرا (I)

تقرا (You)

تقرو (You, plural)

يقرا (He)

تقرا (She)

نقرا (We)

يقرو (They)

Listen to these words pronounced (audio)


Examples in sentences or statements

I’m going to go read.

Ana raye7 22ra.

.انا رايح اقرا

I’m not going to read until later.

Ana m4 h2ra 7ta b3d 4ewayah.

.انا مش هقرا حتي بعد شوية

Can you read what that sign says?

Momkn t2ra el 3lamah bt2ol eh?

ممكن تقرا العلامة بتقول ايه؟

Can you two read this?

Momkn ento el etnen t2ro dh?

ممكن انتو الاتنين تقرو ده؟

The professor is going to read the essays this weekend.

(m) El ostaz hay2ra el maqalat fe nehayet el 2sbo3.

(f) El ostazah ht2ra el maqalat fe nehayet el 2sbo3.

.الاستاذ هيقرا المقالات في نهاية الاسبوع (m)

.الاستاذة هتقرا المقالات في نهاية الاسبوع (f)

“My mom said she is going to read this book next.”

Omy 2alet 2nha hte2ra el ketab dh.

.امي قالت انها هتقرا الكتاب ده

We are going to read it.

E7na ray7en ne2raha.

.احنا رايحين نقراها

“They are going to read the email in a moment.”

Homa hay2ro el bared fe d2e2ah.

.هما هيقرو البريد في دقيقة


In other Mediterranean languages and dialects

“Read” (future) in Lebanese Arabic

“Read” (future) in Tunisian Arabic

“Read” (future) in Turkish

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