“Off” (inactive) in Tunisian Arabic

In Tunisian Arabic, “Off” (the adjective, as in something that is inactive, in the singular form) is written using the Latin script as:

(masculine-based object) Motfi

(feminine-based object) Motfiya

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

مطفي (masculine-based object)

مطفيّة (feminine-based object)

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Examples in sentences or statements

It’s off.

(m) Motfi.

(f) Motfiya.

.مطفي (m)

.مطفيّة (f)

Can you turn it off?

(m) Tnajem t5allih motfi?

(f) Tnajem t5alliha motfiya?

تنجّم تخلّيه مطفي؟ (m)

تنجّم تخلّيها مطفيّة؟ (f)

How does it turn off?

(m) Kifeh t5allih motfi?

(f) Kifeh t5alliha motfiya?

كيفاه تخلّيه مطفي؟ (m)

كيفاه تخلّيها مطفيّة؟ (f)

I’ll turn the lights off.

Taw notfi el dhaw.

.تو نطفي الضو

Can you please turn the lights off?

Brabi tnajem totfi el dhaw?

بربّي تنجّم تطفي الضو؟


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“On” (adjective) in Tunisian Arabic

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