“Finished” (past) in Tunisian Arabic

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

(I) Kamalt

(You) Kamalt

(You, plural) Kamaltou

(He) Kamal

(She) Kamlet

(We) Kamalna

(They) Kamlou

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

كملت (I)

كملت (You)

كملتو (You, plural)

كمل (He)

كملت (She)

كملنا (We)

كملوا (They)

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Examples in sentences or statements

(Editor’s note: In one or more of the following statements, the word “Finished” is replaced with an applicable word or words to keep the statement colloquial but to maintain the meaning of Finished (“Finish” in the past participle).)
I finished the book.

Kamalt lkteb.

.كملت الكتاب

I’m not finished yet.

Mazelt makamltech.

.مازلت ما كملتش

Did you finish eating?

Kamalt klit?

كملت كليت؟

What place did you two finish in the marathon?

Fana rang ntouma ezouz kamaltou l marathon?

في أنا غون أنتم الزوز كملتوا المراثون؟

The movie is finished.

L film kmel.

.الفيلم كمل

She finished cleaning the dishes an hour ago.

Hia kamlet ghaslet l ma3oun se3a lteli.

.هي كملت غسلت الماعون ساعة التالي

He finished eating his vegetables.

Houa kamal kle lkhothra mte3ou.

.هو كمل كلا الخضر متاعو

My brother finished work about an hour ago.

5ouya kaml lkhedma ta9rib se3a lteli.

.خويا كمل الخدمة تقريب ساعة التالي

We finished cleaning the kitchen.”

A7na kamalna tanthif l koujina.

.أحنا كملنا تنظيف الكوجينة

We didn’t finish our meals earlier.”

Kamalnech mekletna bekrika.

.كملناش مأكلاتنا بكريكا

They finished writing the essay last night.”

Kamlou ketbou l’essai lbere7.

.كملوا كتبوا الأساي البارح


In other Mediterranean languages and dialects

“Finished” (past) in Lebanese Arabic

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