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Life and Death in Lebanese Arabic

Life and Death in Lebanese Arabic

lifeɧayātحَياة
to live3āš, y3īšعاش، يْعيش
I live in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon.ána 3āyiš b-bērūt 3āʂmit libnēn.أنا عايِش بْبيْروت عاصْمِة لِبْنان.
alive3āyišعايِش
to be bornwílid, yūladوِلِد، يولد
to be bornxíliʔ, yíxlaʔخِلِق، يِخْلق
birthwilēdiوِلادِة
baby, infantraɖī3رضيع
to be breastfed, sucklerúɖi3, yúrɖa3رُضِع، يُرْضع
to breastfeedráɖɖa3it, tráɖɖi3 [f.]رضّعِت، تْرضِّع
diaperɧfāɖحْفاض
diaperɧafāɖaحفاضة
child (0-17 years old)wálad (wlēd)وَلد (وْلاد)
well-behavedmházzabمْهزّب
naughty, mischievousšáʔiشقي
childish, immaturemwáldanمْوَلْدن
mature(-acting)wē3iواعي
boyʂábi (ʂubyēn)صبي (صُبْيان )
girlbínit (banēt)بِنِت (بنات)
adolescent, teenagermurāhiqمُراهِق
to grow upkíbir, yíkbarكِبِر، يِكْبر
personšáxuʂ (ašxāʂ)شخُص (أشْخاص)
peoplenēs [pl.]ناس
young manšēb (šabēb)شابّ (شباب)
young womanʂabíyyi (ʂabāya)صبية (صبايا)
manrijjēl (rjēl)رِجّال (رْجال)
womanmára (niswēn)مرا (نِسْوان)
adultrāšidراشِد
adultwē3iواعي
adults, grown-upskbār [pl.]كْبار
adults, grown-upswē3yīn [pl.]واعْيين
young people, youthšabēb [pl.]شباب
youngʂɣīr (ʂɣār)صْغير (صْغار)
in one’s fiftiesb-3úmur ilxamsīnētبْعُمُر الخمْسينات
middle-agedb-nuʂʂ 3úmruبْنُصّ عُمْرو
[person] old(1)xityārخِتْيار
[person] old3ajūzعجوز
old manrijjēl xityārرِجّال خِتْيار
old womanxityāraخِتْيارة
to age, grow oldxátyar, yxátyirختْيَر، يْختْيِر
to age, grow old3ájjaz, y3ájjizعجّز، يْعجِّز
Everyone gets old.lkill bi3ájjiz.الكِلّ بيعجِّز.
childhoodʈufūliطُفولِة
in one’s childhoodb-ʈufūltuبْطُفولْتو
adolescencemurāhaqaمُراهقة
in one’s youthb-šabēbuبْشبابو
old age3úmur kbīrعُمُر كْبير
birthday3īd mīlēdعيد ميلاد
Happy Birthday! - Thank you!kill síni u ínta b-xēr! - u ínta b-xēr!كِلّ سِنِة وإنْتَ بْخيْر! - وإنْتَ بْخيْر.
Happy Birthday! - Thank you!mīlēd sa3īd! - šúkran!ميلاد سعيد!- شُكْراً
Happy birthday and may you have many more!kill síni u ínta b-xēr u 3aʔbēl ilmīt síni u nšālla yin3ād 3alēk.كِلّ سِنِة وإنْتَ بْخيْر وعقْبال المية سِنِة وإنْشالله يِنْعاد عليْك.
When is your birthday?ēmata yōm mīlēdak?أيْمتى يوْم ميلادك؟
My birthday is in May.3īd mīlēdi b-ʔayyār.عيد ميلادي بْأيّار.
age3úmurعُمُر
life spanʈūl il3úmurطول العُمُر
all one’s lifekill ɧayātuكِلّ حَياتو
How old are you?ʔaddē 3umrak?قدّيْ عُمْرك؟
I’m 20 years old.3úmri 3išrīn.عُمْري عِشْرين.
to turn __ years oldʂār [55] __ síniصار __ سِنِة
He’s turning twenty next week.laɧ yʂīr 3úmru 3išrīn síni lʔusbū3 ijjēyi.لح يْصير عُمْرو عِشْرين سِنِة الأُسْبوع الجّايِة.
a fifty-year-old womanmára 3úmra xamsīnمرا عُمْرا خمْسين
When were you born?ēmata xlíʔit?أيْمتى خْلِقِت؟
When were you born?ēmata wlídit?أيْمتى وْلِدِت؟
I was born in 1980.xlíʔit b-isínt alf u tisi3míyyi u tmēnīn.خْلِقِت بْسِنْة ألْف وتِسِعْمية وتْمانين.
death, passingmōtموْت
dead, deceasedmáyyit (amwēt)ميِّت (أمْوات)
to diemēt, ymūtمات، يْموت
to pass awaytwáffa, yítwaffaتْوَفّى، يِتْوَفّى
to pass awayxíliʂ [55] 3úmruخِلِص عُمْرو
corpse, bodyjísi (jísas)جِثِة (جِثث)
funeraljnēziجْنازِة
to burydáfan, yídfunدفن، يِدْفُن
coffintēbūt (tawābīt)تابوت (تَوابيت)
cemetarymáʔbara (maʔābir)مقْبرة (مقابِر)
grave; burialʔábur (ʔbūr)قبُر (قْبور)
gravestone, headstonešēhid (šawēhid)شاهِد (شَواهِد)
to mournɧízin, yíɧzanحِزِن، يِحْزن
mourningɧiznēnحِزْنان
period of mourningayyēm ittá3ziyyiأيّام التّعْزية

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