Egyptian Questions

If you're trying to learn Egyptian Questions you will find some useful resources including a course about Questions and interrogative expressions... to help you with your Egyptian Arabic grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Egyptian. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Egyptian Questions

Learning the Egyptian Questions is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Egyptian language. But first we need to know what the role of Questions is in the structure of the grammar in Egyptian.

Egyptian questions may be either a linguistic expression used to make a request for information, or else the request itself made by such an expression. Usually it starts with why, how, where, when ... In Egyptian there are two question word, هل (hal) and أ (a) Are you from Egypt? Hal anta min masri هل أتت من مصر؟ He is a Morrocan isn’t he? Huwa maghrabiyun alais kadhalik? هو نغبي أليس كذلك Here are some examples:

English QuestionsEgyptian Questions
Questions
how?azai - ازاي
what?aih - ايه
who?min - مين
why?lih - ليه
where?fin - فين

Notice the structure of the Questions in Egyptian.

List of Questions in Egyptian

Below is a list of the Questions and interrogative expressions in Egyptian placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Egyptian vocabulary.

English QuestionsEgyptian Questions
where is he?ho fin - هو فين
what is this?aih da / di - ايه دا/ دي
why are you sad?anet 7ezin lihe? - انت حزين ليه؟
how do you want to pay?3aiz tedefe3 azai? - عايز تدفع ازاي؟
can I come?memeken agui? - ممكن آجي؟
is he sleeping?ho naime? - هو نايم؟
do you know me?anet / i 3arefeni? - أنت/ي عارفني؟
do you have my book?ketabi 3enedeke? - كتابي عندك؟
how big is it?kebir 2ed aihe? - كبير قد ايه؟
can I help you?ai khedema? - أي خدمة؟
can you help me?memeken tesa3edeni? - ممكن تساعدني؟
do you speak English?betetekelem / betetekelemi aneguelizi? - بتتكلم/ بتتكلمي انجليزي؟
how far is this?da / di be3id 2ed aihe? - دا/ دي بعيد قد ايه؟
what time is it?alesa3a kame? - الساعة كام؟
how much is this?bekam da / di? - بكام دا/دي؟
what is your name?asemek aihe? - اسمك ايه؟
where do you live?saken fine? - ساكن فين؟

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