عشان

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North Levantine Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic عَلَى (ʿalā) + شَأْن (šaʾn), thus literally “on the issue of”.

Preposition[edit]

عشان (ʿašān)

  1. because of
    ما فيي آكل خبز عشان مرضي
    Mā fīyī ʾākul ḵibiz ʿašān maraḍī.
    I can’t eat bread because of my sickness.
  2. for; for the sake of
    عملتي هيدا كله بس عشاني؟‏
    ʿMiltī haydā killu bas ʿašānī?
    Have you done all of this just for me?

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Conjunction[edit]

عشان (ʿašān)

  1. because
    لازم روح عشان مرتي رجعت عالبيت
    Lāzim rūḥ ʿašān martī rijʿit ʿa-l-bayt.
    I must go because my wife has returned home.
  2. so that
    رح كرر مره تانيه عشان تفهمو منيح
    Raḥ karrir marra tānyi ʿašān tifhamū mnīḥ.
    I’ll repeat once more so that you understand well.

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