Own stuff - possession (Egyptian colloquial)

 



       
     

   
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Possession using Bitaa3.

 

1 bitaa3 - بِتاعْ means “to belong to” and is used for possession.

This lesson does not have an MSA/Classical equivalent.


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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.

GAME: Egyptian Colloquial

 

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Subject (m.)

 

bitaa3(m.)

Possessive suffix

 

Possessive suffix attached to bitaa3

I a Ish shaari3


بِتاعْ

  abitaa3

i - mine



اِلـشّارِعْ بِتاعـِي

Ish shaari3bitaa3i.

The street is mine.

Literally: "The street belongs to me."

a Ish shaari3

 

abitaa3

ak - your (m.)




اِلـشّارِعْ بِتاعَـكْ

  Ish shaari3bitaaak.
The street is yours.

Subject (f.)

 

bitaa3(f.)

Possessive suffix

 

Possessive suffix attached to bitaa3t

aIl maya


بِتاعِتْ

10  abita3t

i - mine




 اِلْـمَيَّه بِتاعْتـِي

 11  Il maya bita3i.

The water is mine.

Literally: "The water that belongs to me."

Il maya

 

bita3t

ak - yours (m.)




اِلْـمَيَّهْ بِتاعْتـَكْ

 12  Il maya bitaak.
The water is yours.

Subject (pl.)

 

bitaa3(pl.)

Possessive suffix

 

Possessive suffix attached to bituu3

il kutub


بِتوعْ

19  bituu3

i - mine



اِلـكُّتُبْ بِتوعـِي

 20  Il kutub bituu3i.

The books are mine.

Literally: "The books that belong to me."

il kutub

 

bituu3

ak - yours (m.)



 اِلـكُّتُبْ بِتوعَـكْ

 21   Il kutub bituu3ak.
The books are yours.

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