Demonstrative Pronouns

Demonstrative Pronouns

This is (m) Hayda
This is   (f) Hayde
These are Hawde/ hol
That is   (f) Haydiik/ Hidiik
That is   (m) Hiidek/ Hidek
Those   are Hawdiik/ Holiik

Relative adjective
In Lebanese we use one ‘yalle’ or ‘lle’ as a relative pronoun no matter what number or gender it is referring too. Any of them substitute for all of; that, who, whom.

 

The flower that I hold is big Zzahra lle maxe kbiire Zzahra yalle maxe kbiire
The boy who left came back Ssabe lle raḣ rijix Ssabe yalle raḣ rijix
The girl whom I loved is gone L bint lle hibayta raḣit L bint yalle hibayta raḣit

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