Egyptian Arabic Vocabulary: Conjunctions

Egyptian Arabic Vocabulary

Conjunctions

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andwiو
orawاَوْ
butbassبسّ
whether, iflawلَوْ
thatinnاِنّ
because (1)3ašānعشان
because (2)3alašānعلشان
I’m tired today because I went to bed late last night.ána ta3bān innahárda 3ašān nimtə mitʔáxxar imbāriɧ.انا تعْبان النّهارْده عشان نِمْت مِتْأخّر اِمْبارِح.
I feel good because I exercise every day.ána kwáyyis 3ašān batmárran kullə yōm.انا كُوَيِّس عشان بتْمرّن كُلّ يوْم.
so3ašān kídaعشان كِده
I went to bed late last night, so I’m tired today.ána nimtə mitʔáxxar imbāriɧ, 3ašān kída ána ta3bān innahárda.انا نِمْت مِتْأخّر اِمْبارِح، عشان كِده انا تعْبان النّهارْده.
so that, in order to (1)3ašānعشان
so that, in order to (2)3alašānعلشان
You have to study hard in order to learn Arabic well.lāzim tizākir kuwáyyis 3ašān tit3állim il3árabi kwáyyis.لازِم تِذاكِر كُوَيِّس عشان تِتْعلِّم العربى كُوَيِّس.
We had to leave home early in order to get there on time.lāzim nímši min ilbēt bádri 3ašān níwȿal fi mi3ádna.لازِم نِمْشى مِن البيْت بدْرى عشان نِوْصل فى ميعادْنا.
afterba3də maبعْد ما
I had dinner after I got home last night.it3aššēt ba3də ma rawwáɧt ilbēt imbāriɧ bi-llēl.اِتْعشّيْت بعْد ما روّحْت البيْت اِمْبارِح بِاللّيْل.
I always have dinner after I get home.ána dáyman bit3ášša ba3də ma -ráwwaɧ ilbēt.انا دايْماً بِتْعشَّى بعْد ما اروح البيْت.
I’ll have dinner after I get home this evening.hat3ášša ba3də ma -ráwwaɧ ilbēt innahárda bi-llēl.هتْعشَّى بعْد ما اروح البيْت النّهارْده بِاللّيْل.
beforeʔablə maقبْل ما
He opened the window before he went to bed last night.húwwa fátaɧ iššubbāk ʔablə ma ynām imbāriɧ.هُوَّ فتح الشُّبّاك قبْل ما يِنام اِمْبارِح.
He always opens the window before he goes to bed.húwwa dáyman biyíftaɧ iššubbāk ʔablə ma ynām.هُوَّ دايْماً بِيِفْتح الشُّبّاك قبْل ما يِنام.
He’ll open the window before he goes to bed tonight.húwwa hayíftaɧ iššubbāk ʔablə ma ynām innahárda.هُوَّ هَيِفْتح الشُّبّاك قبْل ما يِنام النّهارْده.
until, by the timeli-ɧáddə maلِحدّ ما
I lived in Alexandria until I graduated from university.ána 3ištə f- iskindiríyya l-ɧaddə ma -txarrágtə min ilgám3a.انا عِشْت فى اِسْكِنْدِريه لِحدّ ما اِتْخرّجْت مِن الجامْعه.
I’ll stay in a hotel until I find an apartment.ána hánzil fi fúnduʔ li-ɧáddə ma -lāʔi šáʔʔa.انا هنْزِل فى فُنْدق لِحدّ ما الاقى شقّه.
It was nine o’clock by the time he got up.li-ɧáddə ma ȿíɧi min innōm kānit issā3a báʔit tís3a.لِحدّ ما صِحى مِن النّوم كانِت السّاعه بقِت تِسْعه.
whilewiو
I did my homework while I was watching TV.ána 3amált ilwāgib wi ána batfárrag 3ála -ttilivizyōn.انا عملْت الواجِب و انا بتْفرّج علَى التِّليڤِزْيوْن.
iflawلَوْ
If I have enough money, I’ll buy it.law kān ma3āya flūs kifāya, haštirīha.لَوْ كان معايا فِلوس كِفايَه هشْتِريها.
If I had enough money, I’d buy it.law kān ma3āya flūs kifāya, kuntə haštirīha.لَوْ كان معايا فِلوس كِفايَه كُنْت هشْتِريها.
If I had had enough money, I would have bought it.law kān ma3āya flūs kifāya, kunt ištarítha.لَوْ كان معايا فِلوس كِفايَه كُنْت اِشْتريتْها.
when (1)lámmaلمّا
when (2)ímtaاِمْتَى
When we got home from work, we went straight to bed.lámma rawwáɧna -lbēt min iššúgl, nímna 3ála ʈūl.لمّا روّحْنا البيْت مِن الشُّغْل نِمْنا علَى طول.
I don’t know when they’re coming.ána ma-3ráfš húmma gayyīn ímta.انا معْرفْش هُمّا جايّين اِمْتَى.
wherefēnفيْن
I can’t remember where I put my keys.ána miš fākir ɧaʈʈēt ilmafatīɧ fēn.انا مِش فاكِر حطّيْت المفاتيح فيْن.
whyليْه
Do you know why he said that?tí3raf húwwa ʔāl kída lē?تِعْرف هُوَّ قال كِده ليْه؟
whomīnمين
I want to know who did it.3āyiz á3raf mīn ílli 3ámal kída.عايِز اعْرف مين اللى عمل كِده.
what (1)ílliاللى
what (2)ʔēايْه
I want to know what you did.ána 3āyiz á3raf ínta 3amáltə ʔē.انا عايِز اعْرف اِنْتَ عملْت ايْه؟
I know what you did.ána 3ārif ílli -nta 3amáltu.انا عارِف اللى اِنْتَ عملْتُه.

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