“Beans” in Tunisian Arabic

In Tunisian Arabic, Beans” (the noun, as in the legume) is written using the Latin script as:


Using the Arabic script, it is written as:


(Editor’s note: Conventionally, when a Tunisian Arabic speaker is referring to one bean they will mention Ka3ba / كعبة (“1 unit”) and refer to the specific type of bean, versus using a general word for bean. But when referring to Beans, in a general and plural sense, Dbabech / دبابش is most conventionally used.)

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Examples in sentences or statements

I’m making beans and rice.

Bech ntayeb rouz bel dbabech.

.باش نطيب روز بالدبابش

Can you get us more beans?

Tzidna dbabech?

تزيدنا دبابش؟

Do you want a plate of beans?

T7eb s7an dbabech?

تحب صحن دبابش؟

I bought cans of beans from the store.

Chrit 7kok dbabech mel magasin.

.شريت حكك دبابش مل مغازة

“What kind of beans are these?”

Chnouma dbabech hedhom?

شنوما الدبابش هاذم؟


Related words in Tunisian Arabic

“Food” in Tunisian Arabic

“Rice” in Tunisian Arabic

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