“Feel like” (future) in Tunisian Arabic

In Tunisian Arabic, “Feel like” (the verb, in a tactile context, in the future tense) is written using the Latin script as:

(I) N7ess

(You) T7ess

(You, plural) T7essou

(He) Y7ess

(She) T7ess

(We) N7essou

(They) Y7essou

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

نحسّ (I)

تحسّ (You)

تحسّو (You, plural)

يحسّ (He)

تحسّ (She)

نحسّو (We)

يحسّو (They)

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Examples in sentences or statements

“What will it feel like?”

(masculine-based) Kifech bech yet7ass?

(feminine-based) Kifech bech tet7ass?

كيفاش بش يتحسّ؟ (masculine-based)

كيفاش بش يتحسّ؟ (feminine-based)

“It will probably feel like you’re holding ice cubes.”

(m) Bech t7ess t9ouch 3lik cheded ka3bet thelj.

(f) Bech t7ess t9ouch 3lik chedda ka3bet thelj.

.بش تحسّ تقوش عليك شادد كعبات ثلج (m)

.بش تحسّ تقوش عليك شادّة كعبات ثلج (f)

“It should feel like cotton.”

(m) T7essou kima l 9ton.

(f) T7essha kima l 9ton.

.تحسّو كيما القطن (m)

.تحسّها كيما القطن (f)

What should it feel like?

(singular) Kifech lezem t7ess?

(plural) Kifech lezem t7essou?

كيفاش لازم تحسّ؟ (singular)

كيفاش لازم تحسّو؟ (plural)

“I think it will feel like you’re caressing a cat.”

Netsawar bech t7ess t9ouch 3lik tmassa7 3ala 9attous.

.نتصوّر بش تحسّ تقوش عليك تمسّح على قطّوس


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