“Don’t touch” in Tunisian Arabic

In Tunisian Arabic, “Don’t touch” is written using the Latin script as:

Ma tmessech

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

 ما تمسّش

Listen to this phrase pronounced (audio)


Examples in sentences or statements

“Don’t touch the paintings.”

Ma tmessech les tableaux.

.ما تمسّش لاي تابلو

“The sign says, ‘Don’t touch.'”

El blaka maktoub fyha, ‘ma tmessech’.

.’البلاكة مكتوب فيها، ‘ماتمسّش

“Don’t touch me.”

Ma tmessnich.

.ما تمسّنيش

“It’s best not to touch that dog. He may bite.”

Ken ma tmessech el kalb heka khir. Yomkon yegdmek.

.كان ما تمسّش الكلب هاكا خير. يمكن يقدمك


In other Mediterranean languages and dialects

“Don’t touch” in Lebanese Arabic

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