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

In Lebanese Arabic, “Speak” (the verb, in the future tense) is written using the Latin script as:

(I) Behke

(You) (m) 2ehke

(You) (f) 2ehki

(You, plural) 2ehko

(He) Byehke

(She) Btehke

(We) Mnehke

(They) Byehko

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

بحكي (I)

أحكي (You) (m)

أحكي (You) (f)

أحكو (You, plural)

بيحكي (He)

بتحكي (She)

منحكي (We)

بيحكو (They)

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Examples in sentences or statements

(Editor’s note: Although “Speak” is used in all of the following statements, some of the statements are written in the infinitive form.)
“I speak a bit of Lebanese Arabic.”

Behke shwayet 3arabe lebnene.

.بحكي شويت عارابي لبنيني

“I speak Lebanese Arabic.”

Behke 3arabe lebnene.

.بحكي عارابي لبنيني

“I will speak with him.”

Rah 2ehke ma3o.

.راح أحكي ماعو

“Do you speak Lebanese Arabic?”

(m) 2enta btehke 3arabe lebnene?

(f) 2ente btehke 3arabe lebnene?

أنتا بتحكي عارابي لبنيني؟ (m)

أنتي بتحكي عارابي لبنيني؟ (f)

“Will you speak with him?”

(m) 2enta rah tehke ma3o?

(f) 2ente rah tehke ma3o?

أنتا راح تحكي ماعو؟ (m)

أنتي راح تحكي ماعو؟ (f)

“Can you two speak about it and let me know what you decide?”

Fikon naynetkon tehko 3ana 2ou 2oulole shou bet2arero?

فيكون نيناتكون تحكو عانا قو قولولي شو بتقاريرو؟

“He will speak with your father.”

Rah yehke ma3 bayak.

.راح يحكي ماع باياك

“She will speak with your teacher.”

(m) Rah tehke ma3 2estezak.

(f) Rah tehke ma3 m3almtik.

.راح تحكي ماع أستازاك (m)

.راح تحكي ماع معالمتيك (f)

“We will speak about it later.”

Mnehke 3ana ba3den.

.منحكي عانا باعدين

“They are going to speak about it in a few minutes.”

Rah yehko 3ano bi kam di2a.

.راح يحكو عانو بيكام ديقا


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