“Happens” (third-person) in Tunisian Arabic

In Tunisian Arabic, “Happens” (the verb, in the third person participle) is written using the Latin script as:

(m) Ysir

(f) Tsir

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

يصير (m)

تصير (f)

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Examples in sentences or statements

“It happens a lot.”

(masculine-based occurrence) Ysir dima.

(feminine-based occurrence) Tsir dima.

.يصير ديما (masculine-based occurrence)

.تصير ديما (feminine-based occurrence)

“This concert happens once per year.”

El 7afla hedhi tsir marra fel 3am.

.الحفلة هذي تصير مرة في العام

“This event happens every three months.”

L’évenement hedha ysir koll thletha chhour.

.اليفانمون هذا يصير كل ثلاثة شهور

“That happens almost never.”

(masculine-based occurrence) Presque 3omrou ma ysir.

(feminine-based occurrence) Presque 3morha ma tsir.

.بريسك عمرو ما يصير (masculine-based occurrence)

 .بريسك عمرها ما تصير (feminine-based occurrence)

“This parade happens every December.”

El marche hedhi tsir koll decembre.

.المارش هذي تصير كل ديسمبر


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