Own stuff - possession (Egyptian colloquial)



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Possession using Bitaaç.


1 bitaaç - بِتاعْ means literally “to belong to” and is used to convey possession.

This lesson does not have an MSA/Classical equivalent.






Let’s take a look at the below table for all of the forms of bitaaç

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Notice the subject in the below table MUST BE definite. Why?
Because we can not possesses an indefinite noun.

A street is yours.
The street is yours.

Again, the subject must be definite.

Subject (masc.)



Possessive suffix


Possessive suffix attached to bitaaç

I a ariç



i - mine

اِلـشّارِعْ بِتاعـِي

Ish shaariç bitaai.

The street is mine.

Literally: "The street belongs to me."

a Ish shaariç



ak - your m.

اِلـشّارِعْ بِتاعَـكْ

  Ish shaariç bitaaak.
The street is yours.

Subject (fem.)


bitaaç (fem.)

Possessive suffix


Possessive suffix attached to bitaaçt

aIl maya


10  abitaçt

i - mine

 اِلْـمَيَّه بِتاعْتـِي

 11  Il maya bitaçi.

The water is mine.

Literally: "The water that belongs to me."

Il maya



ak - yours m.

اِلْـمَيَّهْ بِتاعْتـَكْ

 12  Il maya bitaak.
The water is yours.

Subject (plural)



Possessive suffix


Possessive suffix attached to bituuç

il kutub


19  bituuç

i - mine

اِلـكُّتُبْ بِتوعـِي

 20  Il kutub bituuçi.

The books are mine.

Literally: "The books that belong to me."

il kutub



ak - yours m.

 اِلـكُّتُبْ بِتوعَـكْ

 21   Il kutub bituuçak.
The books are yours.

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