“Difficult” in Tunisian Arabic

In Tunisian Arabic, “Difficult” (the adjective) is written using the Latin script as:

(m) S3ib

(f) S3iba

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

   صعيب (m)

صعيبة (f)

Listen to these two words pronounced (audio)


Examples in sentences or statements

“Was it difficult?”

Kenet s3iba?

كانت صعيبة؟

“It was difficult.”

Kenet s3iba.

.كانت صعيبة

“The jog was difficult but enjoyable.”

El jarya kenet s3iba ama fyha jaw.

.الجرية كانت صعيبة اما فيها جو

“He is being difficult.”

9e3ed yetsou3eb.

.قاعد يتصوعب

“No, it wasn’t difficult.”

La, makenetch s3iba.

.لا، ما كانتش صعيبة


This word in other Arabic dialects

“Difficult” in Lebanese Arabic

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