“Cousin”, “Cousins” in Tunisian Arabic

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

Weld 5ali

In Tunisian Arabic, using the Arabic script, Weld 5ali (Cousins (mother’s side)) is written as:

ولد خالي

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

Weld 3ami

In Tunisian Arabic, using the Arabic script, Weld 3ami (Cousin (father’s side)) is written as:

ولد عمي

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

Wlad 5ali

In Tunisian Arabic, using the Arabic script, Wlad 5ali (Cousins (mother’s side)) is written as:

ولاد خالي

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

Wlad 3ami

In Tunisian Arabic, using the Arabic script, Wlad 3ami (Cousins (father side)) is written as:

ولاد عمي

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Examples in sentences or statements

“I have many cousins.”

(mother’s side) 3andi barcha wlad 5al.

(father’s side) 3andi barcha wlad 3am.

.عندي برشا ولاد خال (mother’s side)

.عندي برشا ولاد عم (father’s side)

 

“A few of my cousins live on this street.”

(mother’s side) 3andi chwaya wlad 5ali yosknou houni.

(father’s side) 3andi Chwaya wlad 3ami yosknou houni.

 .عندي شوية ولاد خالي يسكنو هوني (mother’s side)

.عندي شوية ولاد عمي يسكنو هوني(father’s side)

 

“That’s my cousin over there.”

(mother’s side) Heka weld 5ali l8adi.

(father’s side) Heka weld 3ami l8adi.

.هكا ولد خالي لغادي (mother’s side)

.هكا ولد عمي لغادي (father’s side)

 

“Do you have any cousins?”

(mother’s side) 3andk wled 5al?

(father’s side) 3andk wled 3am?

عندك ولاد خال ؟ (mother’s side)

عندك ولاد عم ؟ (father’s side)

 

“I have eight cousins.”

(mother’s side) 3andi thmanyq wlad 5al.

(father’s side) 3andi thmanya wlad 3am.

.عندي ثمنية ولاد خال (mother’s side)

.عندي ثمنية ولاد عم (father’s side)

 

This word in other Arabic dialects

“Cousin”, “Cousins” in Lebanese Arabic

 

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