“Saw” (past) (verb) in Lebanese Arabic

In Lebanese Arabic, “Saw” (the verb, in the past participle) is written using the Latin script as:

(I) Shefet

(You) (m) Shefet

(You) (f) Shefte

(You, plural) Shefto

(He) Shef

(She) Shefit

(We) Shefna

(They) Shefo

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

شفت (I)

شفت (You) (m)

شفتي (You) (f)

شفتو (You, plural)

شاف (He)

شافيت (She)

شفنا (We)

شافو (They)

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Examples in sentences or statements

(Editor’s note: In one or more of the following statements, the word “Saw” is replaced with an applicable word or words to keep the statement colloquial but to maintain the meaning of the word “Saw” (“See” in the past participle).)
“I saw my boyfriend earlier.”

Shefet sahbe 2abel shway.

.شفت ساحبي أبلشواي

“I saw my girlfriend last night.”

Shefet sahebte mberih bel lel.

.شفت ساحبتي مباريح بليل

“I haven’t seen my boyfriend in a week.”

Mane sheyif sahbe bi shi jem3a.

.ماني شايف ساحبي بي شي جمعا

“When did you see your girlfriend last?”

(m) 2amtin shefet sahebtak 2ekhir mara?

(f) 2amtin shefte sahebtik 2ekhir mara?

أمتين شفت ساحبتاك أخير مارا؟ (m)

أمتين شفتي ساحبتيك أخير مارا؟ (f)

“How often do you two see each other?”

Kam bara betshoufo ba3ad 2ento naynetkon?

كام مارا بتشوفو بعد أنتو نايناتكون؟

“He went to see his parents.”

Rah yishouf 2ahlo.

.راح يشوف أهلو

“She went to see her sister and her sister’s husband.”

Rahit tshouf 2ekhta 2ou jawza la 2ekhta.

.راحيت تشوف أختا فو جاوزا لاأختا

“We saw you earlier today walking down the street.”

(m) Shefnek 2al yawm bakir kenet 3ambteshme 3al tari2.

(f) Shefneke 2al yawm bakir kente 3ambtemshe 3al tari2.

.شفناك أليوم باكير كنت عمبتمشي عالتاريق (m)

.شفناكي أليوم باكير كنتي عمبتمشي عالتاريق (f)

“They saw lots of beautiful homes in the mountains during the trip.”

Shefo bouyout ktir helwin bel jabal wa2et 2al rehle.

.شافو بويوت كتير هلوين بلجابال وقت ألرحلي


Related words in Lebanese Arabic

“See” (future) (verb) in Lebanese Arabic

“Sees” (third-person) (verb) in Lebanese Arabic

“Seeing” (present) (verb) in Lebanese Arabic

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