“How are you?” in Tunisian Arabic
In Tunisian Arabic, “How are you?” is written using the Latin script as:
Using the Arabic script, it is written as:
(Editor’s note: In Tunisian Arabic, Chnahwelek? / شنحولك؟ is the most indigenous way to ask “How are you?” What is also highly popular, and understood by Tunisian Arabic speakers, is the phrase Ça va?, which has the same meaning, and is a derivative of French.)
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Examples in sentences or statements
“Good morning. How are you?”
Sbe7 lkhir. Chnahwelek?
“Good to see you again. How are you?”
Ferhan li ritek mara o5ra. Chnahwelek?
“Hey, how are you?”
“Good afternoon, how are you?”
Masa2 Sa3id, chnahwelek?
“Good evening, how are you?”
Mesik bel 5ir, chnahwelek?
Related words & phrases in Tunisian Arabic
“And how are you?” in Tunisian Arabic
In other Mediterranean languages and dialects
“How are you?” in Egyptian Arabic
“How are you?” in Moroccan Arabic
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