صار

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ص ي ر (ṣ-y-r).

Verb[edit]

صَارَ (ṣāra) I, non-past يَصِيرُ‎ (yaṣīru)

  1. (copulative) to become
  2. to begin (followed by a non-past verb)
    صِرْتُ أَبْكِي‎ ― ṣirtu ʾabkīI began to cry

Conjugation[edit]


North Levantine Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic صار (ṣār).

Verb[edit]

صار (ṣār) (present بيصير, (bīṣīr))

  1. to become
  2. to happen

Adverb[edit]

صار (ṣar, ṣār)

  1. (false verb) Used with ل (-l-) + personal suffix to express what is roughly equivalent to the English present perfect tense.
    صارلك سنين بتحبا
    Ṣar-lak snīn bitḥibbā.
    You’ve loved her for years.
    صارلي تلات إيام ما شفتو
    Ṣar-lī tlāt ʾīyām mā šiftū.
    I haven’t seen him in three days.
    صارلنا عم نحاول نسلح هالسياره من أسابيع
    Ṣar-lnā ʿam-i nḥāwil-i nsalliḥ ha-s-sīyāra min ʾasābīʿ.
    We’ve been trying to fix this car for weeks.
    صارلن أصحاب من الصف التاني
    Ṣar-lun ʾaṣḥāb min iṣ-ṣaff it-tānī.
    They’ve been friends since second grade.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Sentences with ṣar-l- tend to have some adverbial of time in them. As can be seen from the examples, the construction can be followed by either a verbal or a nominal sentence. Verbs are typically in the present or present progressive in affirmative sentences, but in the past in negative ones.