Prepositions in Spoken Arabic

A comparative list of the prepositions /ʕan/ and /min/ with their respective personal suffixes in Hijazi Arabic, Egyptian Arabic and Levantine Arabic.

First the preposition /ʕan/, ‘on’ or ‘about’.

 

/ʕannu/

/ʕannaha/

/ʕannahum/

/ʕánnu/

/ʕannáha/

/ʕannúhum/

/ʕánno/

/ʕánha/

/ʕánhum/

him

her

them

/ʕannak/

/ʕannik/

/ʕannakum/

/ʕánnak/

/ʕánnik/

/ʕannúku/

/ʕánnak/

/ʕánnik/

/ʕánkum/

you (m)

you (f)

you (p)

/ʕanni/

/ʕannana/

/ʕánni/

/ʕannína/

/ʕánni/

/ʕánna/

me

us

Preposition /min/, ‘of’ or ‘from’.

/minnu/

/minnaha/

/minnahum/

/mínnu/

/minnáha/

/minnúhum/

/mínno/

/mínha/

/mínhum/

of him

of her

of hem

/minnak/

/minnik/

/minnakum/

/mínnak/

/mínnik/

/minnúku/

/mínnak/

/mínnik/

/mínkum/

of you (m)

of you (f)

of you (p)

/minni/

/minnana/

/mínni/

/minnína/

/mínni/

/mínna/

of me

of us

 

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Ordinal Numbers in Spoken Arabic

A comparative list of ordinal numbers in Spoken Arabic.

Masculine

/awwal/ first
/taani/ second
/taalit/ third
/raabiʕ/ fourth
/khaamis/ fifth
/saadis/ sixth
/saabiʕ/ seventh
/taamin/ eighth
/taasiʕ/ ninth
/ʕaashir/ tenth

Feminine

/uula/ first
/taanya/ second
/taalta/ third
/raabʕa/ fourth
/khaamsa/ fifth
/saadsa/ sixth
/saabʕa/ seventh
/taamna/ eighth
/taasʕa/ ninth
/ʕaashra/ tenth

 

Irregular Verbs in Spoken Arabic: to give

Conjugation for the irregular verb for ‘give’ in Spoken Arabic in Hijazi Arabic and and Levantine Arabic. Note that in Egyptian Arabic another verb is used.

Perfect

/aʕṭa/

/aʕṭat/

/aʕṭu/

/aʕṭa/

/aʕṭat/

/aʕṭu/

he

she

they

/aʕṭeet/

/aʕṭeeti/

/aʕṭeetu/

/aʕṭeet/

/aʕṭeeti/

/aʕṭeetu/

you (m)

you (f)

you (p)

/aʕṭeet/

/aʕṭeena/

/aʕṭeet/

/aʕṭeena/

I

we

Imperfect

/yiʕṭi/

/tiʕṭi/

/yiʕṭu/

/byaʕṭi/

/btaʕṭi/

/byaʕṭu/

he

she

they

/tiʕṭi/

/tiʕṭi/

/tiʕṭu/

/btaʕṭi/

/btaʕṭi/

/btaʕṭu/

you (m)

you (f)

you (p)

/aʕṭi/

/niʕṭi/

/baʕṭi/

/mnaʕṭi/

I

we