“Less” in Tunisian Arabic

In Tunisian Arabic, “Less” (the adverb) is written using the Latin script as:

Chwaya

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

شويا

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Examples in sentences or statements

 
Less sauce on the hamburger, please.”

Chwaya sauce 3al hamburger, 3aychek.

.شويا صوس على الهمبورقر، عايشك

 
Can you put less onions on the sandwich?”

Tnajm t7otli chwaya bsal 3al sandwich?

تنجم تحطلي شويا بصل في سندويش؟

 
“You can put a bit less coffee in mine.”

Tnajm t7otli chwaya 9ahwa f kesi.

.تنجم تحطلي شويا قهوة في كاسي

 
“I have less keys now on this key chain.”

3andi chwaya mfete7 tawa f selsla hethi.

.عندي شويا مفاتيح في سلسلة هذي

 
“There are less clouds today.”

Fama chwaya s7ab lyouma.

.فما شويا سحاب اليوم

 

In other Mediterranean languages and dialects

“Less” in Egyptian Arabic

“Less” in Lebanese Arabic

“Less” in Turkish
 

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