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  • ما بتوفي

     Nadine  updated 5 months ago 2Members · 2 Posts
  • Aylin

    Member
    August 20, 2020 at 2:08 pm

    ما بتوفي This expression is used quite a bit in the Situational Lebanese Arabic book.The meaning is explained as”This is not profitable for me. “My question is what exactly is the verb بتوفي and what is the literal meaning?

    Thank you

  • Nadine 

    Moderator
    August 21, 2020 at 2:04 pm

    Hi,

    It’s from the MSA verb “وفى” : satisfied a need

    ما بتوفي معي
    Literal translation: it doesn’t satisfy my need
    Meaning: it’s not profitable to me

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