“Second”, “Seconds” in Lebanese Arabic

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

Sani

In Lebanese Arabic, using the Arabic script, Sani (Second) is written as:

 ثاني

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

Sawani

In Lebanese Arabic, using the Arabic script, Sawani (Seconds) is written as:

ثواني

Listen to these two words pronounced (audio)

 

Examples in sentences or statements

 
“There are sixty seconds in a minute.”

Fi setin sawani bel di2a.

.في ستين ثواني بالدقيقة

 
“Check the track at the 4 minute, 30-second mark.”

Tha2i2 min al masar basharat 2arb3a daka2ik, tletin sani.

.تحقق من المسار باشارة اربع دقايق، تلاتين ثاني

 
“How many seconds did you run the 100-meter dash in?”

(m) Kam sawani rakadet bel miyet metr msar?

(f) Kam sawani rakadte bel miyet metr msar?

كم ثواني ركضت بال مية متر مسار؟ (m)

كم ثواني ركضتي بال مية متر مسار؟ (f)

 
“The movie will start in a few seconds.”

2el fim rah yibalish ba3ad sawane.

.الفيلم راح يبلش بعد ثواني

 
“I will arrive any second.”

Rah 2ousal bi2ay sani.

.راح اوصل باي ثاني

 

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