“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: Although Chnahwelek? is the indigenous way to ask “How are you?” and understood by the vast majority of Tunisian speakers, the more common phrase in this context is Ça va?, which 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?