“Hand”, “Hands” in Tunisian Arabic

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

Yed

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

يد

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

Ydin

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

يدين

(Editor’s note: In Tunisian Arabic, there is no differentiation in describing a hand and arm and hands and arms—they are both Yed / يد and Ydin / يدين, respectively. For more information, see “Arm”, “Arms” in Tunisian Arabic)

 

Listen to these two words pronounced (audio)


 

Examples in sentences or statements

 
“What’s in your hand?”

Ch3andek f yedek?

شعندك في يدك؟

 
“What’s that in your hands?”

Ch3andek f ydik?

شعندك في يديك؟

 
“I will give you a hand.”

Taw n3awnek.

.تو نعاونك

 
“I wear a ring on my left hand.”

(m) Lebes 5atem f yedi lisar.

(f) Lebesa 5atem f yedi lisar.

.لابس خاتم في يدي اليسار (m)

.لابسة خاتم في يدي اليسار (f)

 
“I wear a ring on my right hand.”

(m) Lebes 5atem f yedi limin.

(f) Lebesa 5atem f yedi limin.

.لابس خاتم في يدي اليمين (m)

.لابسة خاتم في يدي اليمين (f)

 

Related words in Tunisian Arabic

“Arm”, “Arms” in Tunisian Arabic

“Foot”, “Feet” (the body part) in Tunisian Arabic

“Leg”, “Legs” in Tunisian Arabic
 

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