“Maintains” (third-person) in Tunisian Arabic

In Tunisian Arabic, “Maintains” (the verb, in the third-person participle) is written using the Latin script as:

(m) Y7afedh

(f) T7afedh

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

يحافظ (m)

تحافظ (f)

Listen to these two words pronounced (audio)


Examples in sentences or statements

“My daughter maintains good grades.”

Benti t7afedh ala a3ded behya.

.بنتي تحافظ على أعداد باهية

“My son maintains good relations with his long-distance girlfriend because of texting and video calls.”

Weldi y7afedh ala 3ala9at à distance behya m3a sa7abtou ala khater el messaget w les appels vidéos.

.les appels vidéosباهية مع صحبتو على خاتر الميساجات و à distance ولدي يحافظ على علاقات

“He maintains all As.”

Howa y7afedh ala kol chay.

.هو يحافظ على كل شيء

“The neighbour maintains such good grass because he waters it daily.”

Jarna y7afedh ala gazon behy ala khater yes9ih kol youm.

.باهي على خاتر يسقيه كل يوم gazon جارنا يحافظ على

“Our manager maintains good relations with all the employees.”

El manager mte3na y7afedh ala 3ala9at behya m3a el 5adema lkol.

.الماناجر متاعنا يحافظ على علاقات باهية مع الخدَامة الكل


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