“A little” in Tunisian Arabic

In Tunisian Arabic, “A little” is written using the Latin script as:

Chwaya

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

شويه

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Examples in sentences or statements

 
“A little bit of spice, please.”

Chwaya efe7, 3aychek.

 .شويه افاح، يعيشك

 
“Just a little sugar in the tea, please.”

Chwaya sokr fel tey, 3aychek.

.شويه سكر في التاي، عيشك

 

“Please cut the hair only a little.”

3aychek 9osli chwaya men cha3ri.

.عيشك قصلي شويه من شعري

 

A little further and we’ll be there.

Akther chwaya wnkounou ghadi.

 .اكثر شويه ونكونو غادي

 
“I speak a little French and Italian.”

Nahki chwaya francais witalian.

.نحكي شويه فرنسي و اطالي

 

This phrase in other Arabic dialects

“A little” in Lebanese Arabic
 

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