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C o m mo n L e ba n e se T e r m s an d P hr a s e s

August 27th, 2010 Goto commentsLeave a comment

This a list of the most common Lebanese words and phrases. The Lebanese Language Institute has an extended list of Phrases that will be published later, categorized form by situations and places.

English Hi, Hello How are you doing? I am fine? Certainly/sure! Are you sure? This is Yes No Good moorning Good evening

Lebanese [Generic/Masculine] Marḣaba Kiifak? Mniiḣ Akiid! Akiid? Hayda E La’ The most used phrased is the French’s Bon Jour, pronounced Bon Jur.Nharkon saxiid is a Lebanese phrase that is used too. The most used phrased is the French’s Bon soir, pronounced Bon swar.Masa l ḱer is also used. French’s Merci is the most used, pronouncedmersii.English’s Thanks is the second most used.Yislamo is a Lebanese term that is also used.Arabic’s Cukran is understood but not widely used. If French is used for thanks, the reply will beDerien, pronounced Deryan.If English is used for thanks, the reply will be Welcome.If Lebanese is used for thanks, the reply will be Ahlen or:Tikram.If Arabic was used for thanks, you can reply in Lebanese or use xafwan! Cu ismak? Isme … Tcirrafna/ tcarrafna Ana bḣibbak/ Bḣibbak

Lebanese [Feminine] Kiifik? Mniiḣa Akiide? Hayde

Thanks/ Thank you

You’re welcome


What is your name? My name is …. Pleased/ honored to meet you I love you

Cu ismik?

Ana bḣibbik/ bḣibbik

Lebanon Do you speak Lebanese? I speak a little I speak good Lebanese I don’t speak Lebanese Maybe Sorry Bye Good Very good OK Now Soon Later Waw Oh Here What time is it? I like/ I love I like to sleep Let’s go/ come on do you have water? I want to eat A little Slowly/ little by little That’s too much Later There is/ there are Is there/Are Libnen Btiḣke Libnene? Biḣke cway Biḣke Libnene mniiḣ Ma biḣke Libnene Yimkin Pardon [French] pronounced Pardon Bye [English] Mniiḣ Ktiir mniiḣ OK Halla` Bsirxa Baxden Yay Yii Hon Adde ssexa? (Ana) bḣib Bḣib nem yalla Xindak may? Badde ekol Cway Cway cway hayda ktiir baxid cway Fii Fii? Xindik may? .

thanks Do you want more? That’s enough Fii maṫxam hon? Fii ḣimmem hon? Fiik? Fiik tije? Fiiyye jiib rfii`e? Ma fii ḣada hon. Ma ija ḣada Fiyye jarrbo? Fiyye sexdak? Fiik tsexidne? Baddak tekol? Ma xinde wa`it Mistaxjil Manne Juxan Ana Juxan Juxan? Nixsen? Baddak ahwe? E Please Mistaxjle Manne Juxane Ana Juxane Juxane? Nixsene? Baddik ahwe? Fiike? Fiike tije? Fiiyye jiib rfii`te? Fiyye jarriba? Fiyye sexdik? Fiike tsexdiine? Baddik tekle? No.there? Is there a restuarant here? Is there a restroom here? Can you? Can you come? Can I bring my friend? No one is here No one came Can I try it on? Can I help you? Can you help me? Do you want to eat? I don’t have time I am in a hurry I am not hungry I am hungry Are you hungry? Are you sleepy? Do you want coffee? Yes Please No. mersii Baddak baxid?/ baxid baddak? Biikaffe Baddik baxid?/ Baxid baddik? .