“Wrote” (past) (verb) in Lebanese Arabic

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

(I) Katabet

(You) (m) Katabet

(You) (f) Katabte

(You, plural) Katabto

(He) Katab

(She) Katabit

(We) Katabna

(They) Katabo

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

كتبت (I)

كتبت (m) (You)

كتبتي (f) (You)

كتبتو (You, plural)

كتب (He)

كتبيت (She)

كتبنا (We)

كتبو (They)

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Examples in sentences or statements

(Editor’s note: In one or more of the following statements, the word “Wrote” is replaced with an applicable word or words to keep the statement colloquial but to maintain the meaning of the word “Wrote” (“Write” in the past participle).)
“I wrote it down.”



“I didn’t write it down.”

Ma katabta.

.ما كاتابتا

“I forgot to write it down.”

2ensit kteba.

.أنسيت كتبا

“I wrote my phone number on that piece of paper.”

Katabet ra2me 3al war2a.

.كتبت راقمي عالورقا

“Did you write the password down?”

(m) Katabet 2al passoword?

(f) Katabte 2al password?

.passwordكتبت أل (m)

.passwordكتبتي أل (f)

“Did you two write down the instructions?”

2ento naynetkon katabto 2al ta3limet?

أنتو نيناتكون كاتابتو أل تاعليمات؟

“He wrote some notes during class yesterday.”

Katab kam ta3limet bel saf mberih.

.كاتب كام تاعليمات بل صاف مباريح

“She wrote a poem last night.”

Katabit sha3er mberih bel lel.

.كاتبيت شعر مباريح بلليل

“My mother wrote down the recipe for me!”

2eme katabit 2al wasife la 2ele!

!أمي كتبيت ألوصيفي لاقلي

“We wrote down the homework instructions.”

Katabna 2al ta3limet taba3 2al fared.

.كاتابنا ألتاعليمات تاباع ألفرض

“They wrote down the directions to the library for you.”

(m) Katabo 2al mahal taba3 2al maktabe la 2elak.

(f) Katabo 2al mahal taba3 2al maktabe la 2elik.

.كاتابو ألماحال تاباع ألمكتابي لاقلاك (m)

.كاتابو ألماحال تاباع ألمكتابي لاقليك (f)


In other Mediterranean languages and dialects

“Wrote” (past) (verb) in Tunisian Arabic

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