Asking for Directions in Lebanese Arabic | Lesson 5

Learn Arabic (Lebanese) Lesson 5 (Directions)

One very necessary thing is to know how to ask for directions. No one wants to be lost somewhere and not be able to find their way. In this lesson we’re going to learn how to ask for directions in Lebanese Arabic so that you know for sure you will never get lost while in Lebanon.

Transcript:

I’m lost on the road and don’t know where to go!

Where am I?: ana wein?

where: wein
I: ana
Where am I?: ana wein?

What’s the name of the street?: shou esem l sheri3?

What’s the name: shou esem,
because name means esem.
What’s the name: shou esem
Street: sheri3
What’s the name of the street?: shou esem l sheri3?

How to go to Hamra?: keef brou7 3al Hamra?

Hamra is a very known street in Beirut, and soon we will have a special episode directly from there, from Hamra.
So let’s continue, how to go to Hamra:
How to go: keef brou7,
because how means keef and go means rou7.
How to go to Hamra?: keef brou7 3al hamra?

Which bus should I take?: ayya bus bekhoud?

bus: bus
which bus should I take: ayya bus bekhoud
take: bekhoud
Here the buses have numbers. I think almost everywhere the buses have numbers.

Is there a restaurant nearby?: Fi mat3am areeb mn hon?

Restaurant: mat3am
nearby: areeb mn hon
because near means areeb
Is there a restaurant nearby? fi mat3am areeb mn hon?

And now I will give you basic directions, by word.

road: taree2
square: se7a
left: shmeil
right: yameen
straight: deghre

Let’s recap:

Where?wein?
Where am I?ana wein?
Nameesem
Streetsheri3
What’s the name of the street?shou esem l sheri3?
How to go to Hamra?keef brou7 3al Hamra?
Which bus should I take?ayya bus bekhoud?
Restaurantmat3am
Nearareeb
Is there a restaurant nearby?fi mat3am areeb mn hon?
roadtaree2
Squarese7a
Leftshmeil
Rightyameen
Straightdeghreh

Ok so I have to go now I will see you soon.
bye bye

Now that you’ve learned how to ask for directions in Lebanese, check out the next lesson.

Next Lesson: Go to lesson 6 on the verb “I want” in Lebanese

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2 thoughts on “Asking for Directions in Lebanese Arabic | Lesson 5”

  1. hello Lau, you have to go to settings (the bar where you can find the volume…) and press setting then annotations ON. and then you get to read everything. enjoy 🙂

  2. Hi! I've been watching your videos a couple weeks ago and I used to find them on YouTube with the written annotations of the words in Arabic but they are not in your videos anymore ? Do you mind telling me how to do to find the written annotations again ? They are really very helpful ! Thanks!

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