“But” in Tunisian Arabic

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

Ama

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

أما

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Examples in sentences or statements

 
I don’t mind jogging but I like hiking better.

Ma y9alla9nich l footing ama n7eb tlou3 l jbal 5ir.

.ما يقلقنيش الفوتينغ أما نحب طلوع الجبل خير

 

I’d go in the water today but I forgot my swim trunks.

Kont bech nahbet fel ma lyoum ama nsit l maillot mte3i.

.كنت بش نهبط في الماء اليوم أما نسيت المايو متاعي

 
I can’t give you bills back but I can give you change.

Manejemch nrajja3lek awra9 ama nejem na3tik sarf.

.مانجمش نرجّعلك أوراق أما انّجم نعطيك صرف

 
The sheets aren’t dry yet but should be soon.

El a8tya ltaw la che7ou ama 9rib ychi7ou.

.الأغطية لتو لا شاحو أما قريب يشيحو

 
I like these shoes but they aren’t quite the right size.

3jebni l sabbat hedha ama mahouch l 9yes l s7i7.

.عجبني الصّباط هذا أما ماهوش القياس الصحيح

 

This word in other Arabic dialects

“But” in Lebanese Arabic
 

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