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.)

 

bitaaç(masc.)

Possessive suffix

 

Possessive suffix attached to bitaaç

I a ariç


بِتاعْ

  abitaaç

i - mine



اِلـشّارِعْ بِتاعـِي

Ish shaariç bitaai.

The street is mine.

Literally: "The street belongs to me."

a Ish shaariç

 

abitaaç

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


بِتاعِتْ

10  abitaçt

i - mine




 اِلْـمَيَّه بِتاعْتـِي

 11  Il maya bitaçi.

The water is mine.

Literally: "The water that belongs to me."

Il maya

 

bitaçt

ak - yours m.




اِلْـمَيَّهْ بِتاعْتـَكْ

 12  Il maya bitaak.
The water is yours.

Subject (plural)

 

bitaaç(plural)

Possessive suffix

 

Possessive suffix attached to bituuç

il kutub


بِتوعْ

19  bituuç

i - mine



اِلـكُّتُبْ بِتوعـِي

 20  Il kutub bituuçi.

The books are mine.

Literally: "The books that belong to me."

il kutub

 

bituuç

ak - yours m.



 اِلـكُّتُبْ بِتوعَـكْ

 21   Il kutub bituuçak.
The books are yours.

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