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قَدَّم is this week’s Lebanese Arabic Word of the Week

2addam is a a verb that means to present, to offer, to apply for. Here is how it is conjugated:

بِقَدِّم، عم يِقَدِّم، رح يِقَدِّم، مْقَدِّم

 

المَطاعِم اللِّبناِنيّة بِتقَدِّم كِلّ أنواع المَأكولات العَربِيّة
L maTaa3im el-libneiniyyeh bit2addim kil anwei3 il-ma2kuuleit il-3arabiyyeh.
The Lebanese restaurants offer all types of Arabic food.
 

بِعيد الحُبّ الشّاب بِقَدِّم هديّة لَحَبيبتُه
Bi3iid l7obb esh-shab bi2addim hdiyyeh la 7abiibto.
On Valentine’s day, the young man gives a present to his sweetheart.

 

رّح قَدِّم طَلَب هُجرَة عَ كَندا
Ra7 2addim Talab hujrah 3a Canada.
I am going to apply to immigrate to Canada.

 

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رَدّ is this week’s Lebanese Arabic Word of the Week

رَدّ radd is a verb that means to bring back, to give back, or to respond to. Here is how it is conjugated:

بِرِدّ، عم يِرِدّ، رح يِرِدّ، رادِد

 

عمول مَعروف، بترِدّني ع البيت
3mool ma3ruuf, bitriddny 3al beit?
Would you please bring me back home?

 

رَدّ الِكتاب ع المَكتَبِة
radd likteib 3al maktabeh.
He brought the book back to the library.

 

عم يرِنّ التّلِفون، بس ما حدا عم يرِدّ
3am yrinn et-telefon bas ma 7ada 3am yridd.
The phone is ringing, but no one is answering.

 

 رَدَّيتِلّي روحي
raddaytilly ruu7y.
You made my day.

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صَرَف is this week’s Lebanese Arabic Word of the Week

صَرَف is a verb that means to fire someone, to spend money, to exchange money into small bills or into a foreign currency. Here is how it is conjugated:

بيُصرُف، عم يُصرُف، رح يُصرُف، صارف

صرفو جارنا من شغلُه
Sarafo jaarna min shighlo.
They fired our neighbor (from his work).

لمّا منروح ع السّوبرماركت منُصرُف كتير مَصاري
lamma minruu7 3assupermarket, mnoSrof ktiir maSaareh.
When we go to the supermarket, we spend a lot of money.

لازم أُصرُف وَرقِة عِشرين ألف لإَدفع السّرفيس
leizim oSrof war2it 3ishriin alf la2idfa3 is-serviis.
I have to change a 20.000 LBP bill to pay the service.

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رِجِع is this week’s Lebanese Arabic Word of the Week

رجع is a verb that means to return, to back up, or to come back. Here is how it is conjugated:

بيِرجَع، عم يِرجع، رح يِرجَع‘ راجِع

بيرجع عّ البيت بكّير 
Byirja3 3a Lbeit bakkiir.
He goes home early.

رِجعِت السّيّارَة لَ وَرا
Rij3it issiyyaarah La waraa.
The car backed up.

رِجِع البرِد عّ لبنان
Riji3 iLbarid 3a Libnein.
The cold has come back to Lebanon.

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طََوَّل is this week’s Lebanese Arabic Word of the Week

طوّل is a verb that means to take a long time or to grow something long. Here is how it is conjugated:
بطَوِّل، عم يطوّل، رح طوّل، مطَوَّل

شوفير السّرفيس دايماً بِطوّل الطّريق 
Shufeir isseirviis dayman biTawwil iTTarii2.
The service driver always takes the long way.

بدُّه يطوّل شعره متل البنات
Baddo yTawwil sha3roh mitl iLbaneit.
He wants to grow his hair out like a girl.

بِتطوّل الطّبخة لَ تِستوي
BiTTawwil iTTabkhah latistiwy.
The meal takes a while to be ready to eat.

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شَكّ is this week’s Lebanese Arabic Word of the Week

هيّ  بتشكّ خرز بمعمل خياطة 
Hiyye bitshikk kharaz bima3mal khyaaTah
She embroiders beads in a sewing factory.

بِتشكّ ان الموضوع يكون صحيح
bitshikk inno iLmawDuu3 ykuun Sa7ii7.
She doubts what has been said is correct.

هنّ  بِشكّو بالميّ على عُلو 20 م
Hinne bishikko bilmayy 3ala 3luw 3ishriin mitir.

They dive into the water from a height of 20 meters.

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February Arabic Classes in Beirut

Classes at ALPS Beirut have 5 students or less to give you a more personalized experience and more time to actually speak in class. No matter what class you are in, make sure to join us on Tuesdays for our free conversation class.

Beginners Spoken Lebanese Class (with alphabet)

This class begins with learning the alphabet in Modern Standard Arabic AND the Lebanese Dialect. This way you’ll see how the Lebanese pronunciation of the Arabic letters differs from Modern Standard Arabic and then you can take this knowledge with you wherever and however you use Arabic in the future.

As you study the alphabet, you’ll also learn important Lebanese Arabic phrases and vocabulary that are spoken everyday in Beirut. You’ll be able to introduce yourself, get around Beirut easier and have basic conversations by the end of the class.

This will be a small, personal class with only 3-5 students, so reserve your place today.

Dates: February 2nd to 27th
Days: Monday to Friday (5 days a week)
Time: 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM (15 hours per week)
Cost: US $8/hour

Beginners Spoken Lebanese Class (without alphabet)

This class begins with Spoken Levantine Vol 1 to teach you the essentials so that you can introduce yourself, get around Beirut easier and have basic conversations as soon as possible. In order to be in this class you must be comfortable using the written Arabic alphabet. This is a great option if you have studied MSA and are just getting started with Spoken Lebanese.

Dates: February 2nd to 27th
Days: Monday to Friday (5 days a week)
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (10 hours per week)
Cost: US $8/hour

Intermediate Spoken Lebanese Classes

These fast placed classes are for students who are communicating in Spoken Arabic in daily life and want to keep improving. This class is for you if you are comfortable with speaking in the past and present tense as you will build on that knowledge as you continue to improve your speaking and begin using the conditional and imperative.

Dates: February 2nd to 27th
Days: Monday to Friday (5 days a week)
Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (10 hours per week)
Cost: US $8/hour

These are just a few of the classes we are offering. To learn more about private tutoring, MSA options and other class times and paces, please contact us. ALPS Beirut is open 5 days a week from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Chers apprenants francophones, ALPS peut vous aider à apprendre le dialecte libanais et à améliorer votre langue arabe classique par la méthode de votre choix: vous pouvez adopter la nôtre, (anglais-arabe) si vous êtes à l’aise avec la langue anglaise, mais vous pouvez aussi nous demander de vous expliquer les règles en français, nous disposons d’enseignants également francophones. Nous sommes flexibles et pouvons nous adapter à vos besoins en termes d’horaires et de fréquence des cours.

Appelez Joëlle à Beyrouth au +961 1 75 50 25, ou sur son portable +961 70 948 109. Ou écrivez-nous à notre adresse électronique, nous répondons dans les 24h.

 

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