“Fast” (future) in Tunisian Arabic

In Tunisian Arabic, “Fast” (the verb, as in purposefully restraint from food and or water, in the future tense) is written using the Latin script as:

(I) Nsoum

(You) Tsoum

(You, plural) Tsoumou

(He) Ysoum

(She) Tsoum

(We) Nsoumou

(They) Ysoumou

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

نصوم (I)

تصوم (You)

تصومو (You, plural)

يصوم (He)

تصوم (She)

نصومو (We)

تصومو (They)

Listen to these words pronounced (audio)


Examples in sentences or statements


“I’ll fast before my surgery.”

Bech nsoum 9bal el 3amaleya.

.باش نصوم قبل العملية


“I don’t need to fast before my appointment.”

Manest7a9ech nsoum 9bal el rendez-vous.

.منستحقش نصوم قبل الرنديفو


“Will you fast during ramadan?”

Bech tsoum fi romdhan?

باش تصوم في رمضان؟


“How long will you two fast for?”

9adech bech tsoumou?

قداش باش تصومو؟


“He’ll fast before his blood test.”

Bech ysoum 9bal ta7lil edam.

.باش يصوم قبل تحليل الدم


“She’ll fast the whole ramadan.”

Bech tsoum romdhan kemel.

.باش تصوم رمصان كامل


“The muslims fast for a month every year.”

El moslmin ysoumou chhar kemel kol 3am.

.المسلمين يصومو شهر كامل كل عام


“We plan to fast for at least 10 hours.”

Nkhamou nsoumou 3ala9al 10 sweya3.

.نخمّمو نصومو على الأقل 10 سوايع


“They’ll fast during the ramadan.”

Bech ysoumou fi romdhan.

.باش يصومو رمضان


“Children will try to fast this ramadan.”

Esghar bech y7awlou ysoumou romdhan esne.

.الصغار باش يحاولو يصومو رمضان السنة


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