“Small”, “Smaller”, “Smallest” in Lebanese Arabic

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

Saghir

in Lebanese Arabic, using the Arabic script, Saghir (Small) is written as:

صغير

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

2asghar

in Lebanese Arabic, using the Arabic script, 2asghar (Smaller) is written as:

أصغر

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

2al 2asghar

in Lebanese Arabic, using the Arabic script, 2al 2asghar (Smallest) is written as:

الأصغر

Listen to these three words pronounced (audio)


 

Examples in sentences or statements

 

“This is a small village.”

Hayde 2al day3a saghir.

.هيدي الضيعة صغيرة

 

“This is a small glass.”

Hayde kebeye saghir.

.هيدي كباية صغيرة

 

Do you have these pants in a smaller size?”

(m) 3andak men hal bantalon 2iyes 2asghar?

(f) 3andik men hal bantalon 2iyes 2asghar?

 

عندك من هالبنطلون قياس أصغر؟ (m)

عنديك من هالبنطلون قياس أصغر؟ (f)

 

“That is the smallest cat I’ve seen.”

Hayde 2asghar bsayne bshufiha.

.هيدي أصغر بسينة بشوفها

 

“A small amount of sugar, please.”

(m) Kamiye 2alile men 2al soukar, 2arjouk.

(f) Kamiye 2alile men 2al soukar, 2arjouke.

.كمية قليلة من السكر، أرجوك (m)

.كمية قليلة من السكر، أرجوكي (f)

 

These words in other Arabic dialects

“Small”, “Smaller”, “Smallest” in Tunisian Arabic

 

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