“Digs” (third-person) in Tunisian Arabic

In Tunisian Arabic, “Digs” (the verb, in the third-person participle) is written using the Latin script as:

(m) Ye7fer

(f) Te7fer

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

يحفر (m)

تحفر (f)

Listen to these two words pronounced (audio)


Examples in sentences or statements

“Our son always digs holes when we are on the beach.”

Weldna dima ye7fer 7for ki nemchiw lel b7ar.

.ولدنا ديما يحفر حفر كي نمشيو للبحر

“This shovel doesn’t dig well.”

L balla hedhi mate7ferch belbehi.

.البالة هذي ماتحفرش بالباهي

“My dog doesn’t dig holes in the garden.”

(m) Kalbi maye7ferch 7for fel jarda.

(f) Kalbti mate7ferch 7for fel jarda.

.كلبي مايحفرش حفر في الجردة (m)

.كلبتي ماتفرش حفر في الجردة (f)

“Does your father dig the land with a machine?”

Bouk ye7fer l ardh b mekina?

بوك يحفر الأرض بماكينة؟

“The mole digs holes to store food.”

Ejjarbou3 ye7fer 7for bech y5azzan l mekla.

.الجربوع يحفر حفر بش يخزّن الماكلة


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