“How are you?” in Tunisian Arabic

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

Chnahwelek?

In Tunisian Arabic, using the Arabic script, it is written as:

شنحوالك

(Editor’s note: Although Chnahwelek?  is the indigenous way to ask “How are you?” and understood by the vast majority of Tunisians, but the most spoken phrase in this context is Ça va?  which is a derivative of French)

Listen to this word pronounced (audio)

 

Examples in sentences or statements

“Good morning. How are you?”

Sbe7 lkhir. Chnahwelek?

صباح الخير. شنوا أحوالك؟

 

“Good to see you again. How are you?”

Ferhan li ritek mara o5ra. Chnahwelek?

فرحان لي ريتك مرة أخرى. شنوا أحوالك؟

 

“Hey, how are you?”

Salem, chnahwelek?

سلام، شنوا أحوالك؟

 

“Good afternoon, how are you?”

Masa2 Sa3id, chnahwelek?

مساء سعيد، شنوا احولك؟

 

“Good evening, how are you?”

Mesik bel khir, chnahwelek?

مسيك بالخير، شنوا أحوالك؟

 

This word in other Arabic dialects

“How are you?” in Lebanese Arabic

 

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