“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)

Listen to this word 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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