bidaal




Today's word follows the same qaa3idah that we encountered in last fortnight's post 3ugub baachir.

When the adverb bidaal is followed by a noun it looks like this:

7u6 gafsah bidaal shawkah

However, when bilaal is followed by a verb, it requires the extra word maa which can be seen in the following example:

shraayik bidaal maa inruu7 maakdawnaaldz inruu7 bargar king?

So to summarise:

bidaal + noun
bidaal maa + verb

Arabic Pronounced? English

حط!
7u6! Put! (>m)
حطي!
7u6ay! Put! (>f)
شرايك
shraayik What do you think (>m)
شرايچ
shraayich What do you think (>f)
حط قفشة بدال شوكة
7u6 gafsah bidaal shawkah Put a fork instead of a spoon
شرايك بدال ما نروح ماكدونالدز نروح برقر كنج؟ 
shraayik bidaal maa inruu7 maakdawnaaldz inruu7 bargar kinj?  Shall we go to Burger King instead of McDonalds?
قاعدة
qaa3idah a rule