“How are you?” in Tunisian Arabic

In Tunisian Arabic, “How are you?” is written using the Latin script as:

Chnahwelek? (Chna7welek?)

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.)

Listen to this question pronounced (audio)


Examples in sentences or statements

Good morning. How are you?”

Sbe7 lkhir. Chnahwelek?

صباح الخير. شنحولك؟

“Good to see you again. How are you?”

Ferhan li ritek mara o5ra. Chnahwelek?

فرحان لي ريتك مرة أخرى. شنحولك؟

“Hey, how are you?”

Salem, chnahwelek?

سلام، شنحولك؟

“Good afternoon, how are you?”

Masa2 Sa3id, chnahwelek?

مساء سعيد، شنحولك؟

Good evening, how are you?”

Mesik bel 5ir, chnahwelek?

مسيك بالخير، شنحولك؟


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