“Fasts” (third-person) in Tunisian Arabic

In Tunisian Arabic, “Fasts” (the verb, as in purposefully restraint from food and or water, in the third-person participle) is written using the Latin script as:

(m) Ysoum

(f) Tsoum

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

يصوم (m)

 تصوم (f)

Listen to these two words pronounced (audio)


Examples in sentences or statements


“He fasts every ramadan.”

Ysoum kol romdhan.

.يصوم كل رمضان


“She fasts during holy days, too.”

Tsoum fel 3wecher zeda.

.تصوم في العواشر زادة


“My wife fasts during ramadan.”

Marti tsoum fi romdhan.

.مرتي تصوم في رمضان


“She regularly fasts for spiritual reasons.”

Dima tsoum l asbeb rou7eya.

.ديما تصوم لأسباب روحية


“He fasts for 8 hours for his diet.”

Ysoum 8 sweya3 7asb el regime mte3ou.

.يصوم 8 سوايع حسب الريجيم متاعو


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