“What” in Lebanese Arabic

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

Shou

In Lebanese Arabic, using the Arabic script, it is written as:

شو

Listen to this word pronounced (audio)

 

Examples in sentences or statements

 
“What is it called?”

(m) Shou 2esmo?

(f) Shou 2esma?

شو اسمو؟ (m)

شواسمها؟ (f)

 
“What is your favorite movie?”

(m) Shou 2esem filmak 2al moufadal?

(f) Shou 2esem filmik 2al moufadal?

شو اسم فيلمك المفضل؟ (m)

شو اسم فيلميك المفضل؟ (f)

 
“What do you want to eat for dinner?”

(m) Shou badak tekol 3al 3asha?

(f) Shou badik tekle 3al 3asha?

شو بدك تاكل عالعشا؟ (m)

شو بديك تاكلي عالعشا؟ (f)

 
“What fabric is this blouse made of?”

Shou naw3 2al kimash 2al 3asnaw3 menhou 2al blouz?

شو نوع القماش العصنوع منه البلوزة؟

 
“What kind of herb is this?”

Shou naw3 men 2al 2a3shab hayda?

شو نوع من الأعشاب هيدا؟

 

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