“Wants” (third-person) in Lebanese Arabic

In Lebanese Arabic, “Wants” (the verb, in the third-person participle) is written using the Latin script as:

(m) Bado

(f) Bada

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

بادو (m)

بادا (f)

Listen to these two words pronounced (audio)


Examples in sentences or statements

“Who wants ice cream!?”

Min bado booza!?

مين بادو بوزا!؟

“He wants to go to sleep soon.”

Bado yirouh yinem 2ariban.

.بادو يروح ينام أريبان

“She wants onions on the pizza.”

Bada basla 3al pizza.

.بادا باصلا

“The manager wants to meet at 9am.”

(m) 2al manager bado yishoufne se3a tes3a sebeh.

(f) 2al manager bada tshefne se3a tes3a sebeh.

 .بادو يشوفني سيعا تسعا سبح managerأل (m)

 .بادا تشفني سيعا تسعا سبح managerأل (f)

“He wants to rent a car with diesel.”

Bado yista2jir siyara ma3 mazot.

.بادو يستاقجير سيارا ماع مازوت


In other Mediterranean languages and dialects

“Wants” (third-person) in Tunisian Arabic

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