“Smell” (noun) in Lebanese Arabic

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


Using the Arabic script, it is written as:


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Examples in sentences or statements

“I like the smell.”

Hebet 2al riha.

.حبيت الريحة

“Do you like the smell of candles?”

(m) Betheb rihat 2al shame3?

(f) Bethebe rihat 2al shame3?

بتحب ريحة الشمع؟ (m)

بتحبي ريحة الشمع؟ (f)

“The candles have a nice smell.”

Rihat 2al shama3 taybe.

.ريحة الشمع طيبة

“What is that smell?”

Shou hal riha?

شو هالريحة؟

“I’m not sure what that smell is.”

Mane 2akide men 2al riha.

.مني أكيدة من الريحة


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