Listen to a few practical sentences that help you learn Lebanese Arabic. In this lesson you will learn practical everyday sentences you might need to use around Lebanese people, like “Good morning”, “Good evening”, and asking “How are you?”.
Hello! It’s a regular day, nothing special, so it’s perfect to teach you everyday sentences.
By now, you know that hello in Lebanese means marHaba but you don’t know what
good morning and good evening mean.
I will tell you.
Good morning: sabaH el kheir.
sabaH means morning and kheir means peace so sabaH el kheir.
When someone tells you sabaH el kheir you reply sabaH el noor and noor means light like that the Sun gives you.
sabaH el noor.
And the same for good evening:
Good evening: masa el kheir
because masa means evening, kheir means peace
masa el kheir, masa el noor
sabaH el kheir
sabaH el noor
masa el kheir
masa el noor
how are you:
kifak (for a man)
kifik (for a woman)
What’s new?: shou fee jdeed?
shou fee: what’s
OK I will close the window because the neighbours are making…
OK, yes, let’s continue.
what’s new? shou fi jdeed?
What happened: shou sar?
how are you: kifak? kifik?
what happened: shou sar
what’s new: shou fi jdeed
What’s happening?: shou 3am b seer?
shou 3am b seer, or simply, show fee
and I will tell you, shou fee is used a lot like:
what’s for lunch? shou fee 3al ghada?
what’s the plan for tonight?: shou fee l layleh?
so shou fee, shou 3am b seer.
But you can’t use shou 3am b seer el layleh for what’s the plan for tonight.
Maybe you can but shou fee is better. So let’s continue.
How was your day?
How was your day?: keef kein nharak?
keef means how
kein means was and
day means nhar
your day: nharak (for a man), nharik (for a woman)
So if you want to ask a female friend how was her day you say:
keef kein nharik
if you want to ask a group of people you say:
keef kein nharkoun
keef kein nharak, keef kein nharik, keef kein nharkoun
It was nice seeing you: mbasatet sheftak.
sheftak: seeing you
ana shefet: I saw
sheftak: I saw you.
Maybe it’s difficult mbasatet but begin with an M then a B: mbasatet
- mbasatet sheftak (for a man)
- mbasatet sheftik (for a woman)
- mbasatet sheftkoun (for a group)
What are you doing tomorrow?: shou 3amil bukra?
shou 3amil bukra (for a male)
shou 3amleh bukra (female)
shou 3amleen bukra (group)
OK and I will see you soon. thank you. no!
I will see you soon: bshoufak areeban (for a male)
bshoufik areeban (for a female)
bshoufkoun areeban (group)
I will see you: bshoufak, bshoufik, bshoufkoun
I will call you: beHkeek, beHkeekeh, beHkeekoun
So really it’s not that hard beHkeek, beHkeekeh, beHkeekoun.
Let’s make a revision:
|good morning||sabaH el kheir|
|good morning||sabaH el noor|
|good evening||masa el kheir|
|good evening||masa el noor|
|how are you?||kifak?|
|what happened?||shou sar?|
|what’s happening?||shou 3am b seer? or shou fee?|
|how was your day?||kif kein nharak?|
kif kein nharik?
kif kein nharkoun?
|It was nice seeing you||mbasatet sheftak|
|What are you doing tomorrow?||shou 3amil bukra?|
shou 3amleh bukra?
shou 3amleen bukra?
|I will see you soon||bshoufak areeban|
|I will call you||beHkeek|
Frequently Asked Questions Which are Answered in this Post
And before I go I will tell you, I want to thank you for your comments for the ideas you are giving me, like this lesson. Many of you asked me to do a regular sentences, everyday talk. So thank you for the ideas, keep on giving me. And what else?…
OK, study well maybe, maybe, the next video will be a tour.
Have a good weekend.
Now that you’ve learned how to say good morning in Lebanese and other everyday phrases, check out the next lesson.
Next Lesson: Go to lesson 10 on Lebanese Prepositions