Prince Fakhreddine II and the Lebanese language

Legha Lebneneyeh

Why Fakhreddine: The prince of Lebanon went in a self exile year 1608 to Tuscany in Italy. His years there with his big entourage introduced him to the Italian culture and engineering, Upon his return he was accompanied by Italian engineers and scholars. The traditional houses in Lebanon witness that and also the Lebanese language.

Here some words used in Lebanon since Fakhreddine time which for political reasons used or changed by the media to replace it with Arbic words not used by Lebanon’s people.

Lebanese باللبناني بعد فخرالدينArabic عربي معتمد بالاعلام
Ambulanceاسعاف
Farmachiaصيدلية
Docteurطبيب
Rachettaوصفة
Bagnoمغطس
Verandaشرفة
Chebbekنافذة
Listaلائحة
Nomraرقم
Lebanese متل ما بيحكو باللبنانيArabic عربي معتمد بالاعلام
Motocycleدراجة نارية
Bicycletteدراجة هوائية
Téléphoneهاتف
Cellulaireخليوي
Juwwaداخل
Barraخارج
Msakkarمغلق
Tunelنفق
Rond pointمستديرة
Porمرفأ
Zonnarحزام

Source of words above: Amine Iskandar on Twitter.
More on Lebanese Language: Phoenicia.org, Lebanese Language Institute, Lebanese Language Center and Hsen Andil.

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