“Do” (future) (verb) in Tunisian Arabic

In Tunisian Arabic, “Do” (the verb, in the future tense) is written using the Latin script as:

(I) Na3mel

(You) Ta3mel

(You, plural) Ta3mlou

(He) Ya3mel

(She) Ta3mel

(We) Na3mlou

(They) Ya3mlou

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

نعمل (I)

تعمل (You)

تعملو (You, plural)

يعمل (He)

تعمل (She)

نعملو (We)

تعملو (They)

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Examples in sentences or statements

I will do the laundry.

Ataw naghsel el 7weyej.

.أتو نغسل الحوايج

I’m going to go do my homework.

Bech nemchi na3mel drousi.

.باش نمشي نعمل دروسي

I’m not going to do my homework until later.”

Manich bech na3mel drousi ken mba3d.

.مانيش باش نعمل دروسي كان مبعد

When are you going to do the dishes?

Wa9tech bech taghsel el ma3oun?

وقتاش باش تغسل الماعون؟

Did you decide what you’re going to do?

9araret chnowa bech ta3mel?

قرّرت شنوّا باش تعمل؟

“When are you going to do it?

Wa9tech bech ta3mel el 7aja hedhika?

وقتاش باش تعمل الحاجة هاذيكا؟

He’s going to do it in a few minutes.

Howa bech ya3mel el 7aja hedhika ba3d chwaya.

.هو باش يعمل الحاجة هاذيكا بعد شويّة

Your mother is going to do it now.

Ommek bech ta3mel el 7aja hedhika taw.

.أمك باش تعمل الحاجة هاذيكا توّ

Let’s do it!

Hayya bina!

!هيّا بينا

We’re going to do that on the weekend.

Bech na3mlou el 7aja edhika fel weekend.

.باش نعملو الحاجة هاذيكا في الويكاند


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