The vowel “e’ in Lebanese

Let’s look at the second vowel, the “e”

This vowels is a little bit tricky. We should remember that the Lebanese alphabet is unique, and that it is not like English or French.

The “e” is a long sound. Think of it this way, if you want to say yes in Lebanese, you say “e”.


Jeb: He brought
Nemit: She slept
Rame: He threw him ( you pronounce it even if it is at the end of the word)
Rameha: He threw her (notice how the pronunciation is consistent)
El: He said

El ken baddo ynem: He said he wanted to sleep