“Food” in Tunisian Arabic

In Tunisian Arabic, “Food” is written using the Latin script as:


Using the Arabic script, it is written as:


(Editor’s note: In Tunisian Arabic, mekla / ماكلة can also be used to describe a meal.)

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Examples in sentences or statements

“This country has great food!”

Lbled hedhi 3ndeha mekla bnina!

!البلاد هذي عندها ماكلة بنينة

“That is good food.”

Hedhi mekla bnina.

.هذي ماكلة بنينة

“Do you know where we can get some good food?”

T3rafch win najmou nl9aw mekla behia?

 تعرفش وين نجمو نلقاو ماكلة باهية ؟

“What do you want for food tonight?”

Chnwa tehb naklou elila?

شنوى تحب ناكلو الليلة ؟

“Let’s go get food.”

Haya na5dhou mekla.

.هايا نخذو ماكلة


Related words in Tunisian Arabic

“Lunch”, “Lunches” in Tunisian Arabic

“Dinner”, “Dinners” in Tunisian Arabic​

In other Mediterranean languages and dialects

“Food” in Egyptian Arabic

“Food” in Lebanese Arabic

“Food” in Turkish

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