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

 

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

 

Demonstratives in Spoken Arabic

A comparative list of demonstratives in Spoken Arabic, that is Hijazi Arabic, Egyptian Arabic and Levantine Arabic.

/haada/

/haadi/

/hadool/

/da/

/di/

/dool/

/haada/

/haadi/

/hadool/

this (m)

this (f)

these

/hadaak/

/hadiik/

/hadulaak/

/hadaak/

/hadiik/

/hadulaak/

that (m)

that (f)

those

Alternative forms for Egyptian Arabic and Levantine Arabic.

/dawwa/

/diyya/

/doola/

/hayda/

/haydi/

/haydool/

this (m)

this (f)

these

/haydaak/

/haydiik/

/haydulaak/

that (m)

that (f)

those