Learn the conjugation of the verb to want in Levantine Arabic.
This post includes full conjugation of the verb for the present and past tense. At the end of this post take a quick conjugation quiz to check what you’ve learned.
Note that this verb is a pseudo (semi) verb so its conjugation is not the same as for regular verbs.
The verb to have and to want are probably the most basic and important two verbs that you should know if you want to start speaking Levantine Arabic. We advise to memorize the conjugation of this verbs very well as you would need them in almost every conversation.
Improve your speaking skills by learning 50 most common Levantine Arabic verbs and their conjugation. All materials for learning Levantine dialect you can find here: Levantine dialect resources.
Remember that you don’t need to add the pronoun each time as it is obvious from the look of the verb. We added the pronoun here to make it easier for beginners to learn.
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|I want||أنا بِدّي||ana biddi|
|You (m.) want||اِنْتَ بِدَّك||inta biddak|
|You (f.) want||اِنْتِ بِدِّك||inti biddik|
|He wants||هُوّ بِدُّه||huwweh biddo|
|She wants||هِيّ بِدّها||hiyyeh biddhaa|
|We want||اِحْنا بِدّنا||iHna biddnaa|
|You (pl.) want||اِنْتوا بِدّكُم||intoo biddkom|
|They want||هُمّ بِدّهُم||hummeh biddhom|
To Want in Levantine Arabic – Past Tense
The verb to want stays the same like in the present tense but you need to add كان [kaan] before the verb.
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|I wanted||أنا كان بِدّي||ana kaan biddi|
|You (m.) wanted||اِنْتَ كان بِدَّك||inta kaan biddak|
|You (f.) wanted||اِنْتِ كان بِدِّك||inti kaan biddik|
|He wanted||هُوّ كان بِدُّه||huwweh kaan biddo|
|She wanted||هِيّ كان بِدّها||hiyyeh kaan biddhaa|
|We wanted||اِحْنا كان بِدّنا||iHna kaan biddnaa|
|You (pl.) wanted||اِنْتوا كان بِدّكُم||intoo kaan biddkom|
|They wanted||هُمّ كان بِدّهُم||hummeh kaan biddhom|
To negate the verb to want you need to add ما [maa] before the verb.
|I don’t want||أنا ما بِدّي||ana maa biddi|
|You (m.) don’t want||اِنْتَ ما بِدَّك||inta maa biddak|
|You (f.) don’t want||اِنْتِ ما بِدِّك||inti maa biddik|
|He doesn’t want||هُوّ ما بِدُّه||huwweh maa biddo|
|She doesn’t want||هِيّ ما بِدّها||hiyyeh maa biddhaa|
|We don’t want||اِحْنا ما بِدّنا||iHna maa biddnaa|
|You (pl.) don’t want||اِنْتوا ما بِدّكُم||intoo maa biddkom|
|They don’t want||هُمّ ما بِدّهُم||hummeh maa biddhom|
To want in Levantine Arabic – Conjugation Quiz
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