“Aunt”, “Aunts” in Tunisian Arabic

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In Tunisian Arabic, “Aunt” (mother’s side) is written using the Latin script as:

5alti

In Tunisian Arabic, using the Arabic script, 5alti (Aunt (mother’s side)) is written as:

خالتي

In Tunisian Arabic, “Aunt” (father’s side) is written using the Latin script as:

3amti

In Tunisian Arabic, using the Arabic script, 3amti (Aunt (father’s side)) is written as:

عمتي

In Tunisian Arabic, “Aunts” (mother’s side) is written using the Latin script as:

5alati

In Tunisian Arabic, using the Arabic script, 5alati (Aunts (mother’s side)) is written as:

خلاتي

In Tunisian Arabic, “Aunts” (father’s side) is written using the Latin script as:

3amati

In Tunisian Arabic, using the Arabic script, 3amati (Aunts (father’s side) is written as:

عماتي

Listen to these terms pronounced (audio)

 

Examples in sentences or statements

“Here is some food that my aunt made.”

(mother’s side) Lmekla hedhi 3mlteha 5alti.

(father’s side) Lmekla hedhi 3mlteha 3amti.

.الماكلة هذي عملتها خالتي (mother’s side)

.الماكلة هذي عملتها عمتي (father’s side)

 

“My aunt and Mom get together every morning for tea.”

(mother’s side) 5alti w omi yt9ablou kol sbe7 w yochrbou tai.

(father’s side) 3amti w omi yt9blou kol sbe7 w yochrbou tai.

.خالتي و امي يتقابلو كل صباح و يشربو تاي (mother’s side)

.عمتي و امي يتقابلو كل صباح و يشربو تاي (father’s side)

 

“My aunt reads a book day or two.”

(mother’s side) 5alti ta9ra kteb kol nhar wela nharin.

(father’s side) 3amti ta9ra kteb kol nhar wela nharin.

.خالتي تقرى كتاب كل نهار ولى نهارين (mother’s side)

.عمتي تقرى كتاب كل نهار ولى نهارين (father’s side)

 

“I have four aunts.”

(mother’s side) 3andi arb3a 5alat.

(father’s side) 3andi arb3a 3amat.

.عندي اربعة خالات (mother’s side)

.عندي اربعة عمات (father’s side)

 

“Some of my uncles and aunts will be at the family lunch.”

(mother’s side) Chwaya 5wali w 5alati bech ykounou fy ghda l3ayla.

(father’s side) Chwaya 3moumti w 3amati bech ykounou fy ghda l3ayla.

.شوية خوالي و خلاتي باش يكونو في غدا العايلة (mother’s side)

.شوية عمومتي و عماتي باش يكونو في غدا العايلة (father’s side)

This word in other Arabic dialects

“Aunt”, “Aunts” in Lebanese Arabic

 

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