Egyptian Nouns

Welcome to the third Egyptian lesson about nouns. This time we will first learn about fruits and vegetables, followed by grammar rules, then food items, finally a conversation in Egyptian to help you practice your daily phrases. To hear the pronunciation, just click on the sound icon.

potatoes
potatoes Audio
بَطاطِس [batates]
tomatoes
tomatoes Audio
طماطم [tamatem]
onions
onions Audio
بَصل [basal]
carrots
carrots Audio
جزر [gazar]
fruits
fruits Audio
فاكْهة [fak-ha]
apples
apples Audio
تفاح [teffah]
bananas
bananas Audio
موز [mooz]
oranges
oranges Audio
بـُرتـُقان [burtu'an]

Nouns Grammar Rules

In general nouns refer to a person, an object, or abstract ideas. For example: a fast runner the noun is [runner] because it refers to a person. The examples below use nouns in different ways and places to demonstrate how they behave in a sentence.

Grammar + Rules
Egyptian + Pronunciation
do you have milk?
[verb + noun]
عَندَك لَبَن؟ Audio
[andak laban?]
I have milk and coffee
[preposition + noun]
أنا عَندي لبن وقَهْوَة Audio
[ana 'andy laban we qahwa]
he has three apples
[number + plural noun]
هُوَّا عَندُه تلات تُفاحات Audio
[huwa 'andu talat tufahat]
she only has one apple
[number + singular noun]
هِيا عَندَها تُفاحَة واحدة بَس Audio
[hiya 'andaha tufaha wahda bas]
we live in a small house
[adjective + noun]
إحنا عايشين في بيت صُغَيَّر Audio
[ehna 'aisheen fe beet sughayar]
I like our breakfast
[pronoun + noun]
أنا بَحِب الفِطَار بِتاعنا Audio
[ana baheb el fetar beta'na]

The following are nouns of food items that you might be interested in learning and memorizing.

bread
bread Audio
عِيش [eesh]
milk
milk Audio
لَبَن [laban]
butter
butter Audio
زِبدة [zubda]
cheese
cheese Audio
جـِبنة [gebna]
coffee
coffee Audio
قَهْوَة [ahwa]
sandwich
sandwich Audio
سـَندوتش [sandawich]
meat
meat Audio
لَحْمَة [lahma]
chicken
chicken Audio
فِراخ [ferakh]
fish
fish Audio
سَمَك [samak]
breakfast
breakfast Audio
فِطار [fetaar]
lunch
lunch Audio
غـَدا [ghada]
dinner
dinner Audio
عشا [asha]

Conversation in Egyptian

Now we finally reach the fun part, the practice of the daily conversations. These phrases are used to get to know new people, and break the ice.

English
Egyptian
Pronunciation
Do you speak (English/ Egyptian)?
إنتَ بِتتِكَلِّم (إنجِليزي/مَصري)؟
[enta btetkalem (ingilizi/ masri)?] Audio
Just a little
شوَّية بَس
[shewaya bass] Audio
I like Egyptian
أنا بَحِب الَمَصري
[ana baheb elmasry] Audio
Can I practice with you?
مُمكِن أتمَرَّن مَعَاك؟
[mumken atmarran maak?] Audio
How old are you?
عَندك كَام سَنة؟
[andak kam sana?] Audio
I'm thirty three years old
أنا عَندي تَلاَتة وتَلاِتين سَنة
[ana andy talata we talateen sana] Audio
It was nice talking to you
سَعيد بِكَلامي مَعَاك
[saed bekalami maak] Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the nouns in Egyptian. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now check the next lesson below.

Egyptian Adjectives   Egyptian Adjectives

Egyptian Plural   Egyptian Plural



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