“Sleep”, “Sleeping”, “Slept” (verbs) in Lebanese Arabic

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In Lebanese Arabic, “Sleep” (the verb) is written using the Latin script as:

Nem

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

نام

In Lebanese Arabic, “Sleeping” (the verb) is written using the Latin script as:

Neyim

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

نايم

In Lebanese Arabic, using the Arabic script, “Slept” (the verb) is written as:

Nem

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

نام
Listen to these three words pronounced (audio)


 

Examples in sentences or statements

“I slept.”
 
2ana nemet.

.أنا نمت

“I’m going to sleep soon.”
 
Bade nem ba3ad shway.

.بدي نام بعد شواي

“He is sleeping.”
 
Huwe neyim.

.هو نايم

“How many hours a night do you sleep?”
 
(m) Kam se3a betnem bel layl?

(f) Kam se3a betneme bel layl?

كم ساعة بتنام بالليل؟ (m)

كم ساعة بتنامي بالليل؟ (f)

 
“I sleep about eight hours a night.”

2ana bnem ta2riban tmen se3at.

.انا بنام تقريباً تمان ساعات

 

These words in other Arabic dialects

“Sleep”, “Sleeping” in Tunisian Arabic
 

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