“Since” in Tunisian Arabic

In Tunisian Arabic, “Since” is written using the Latin script as:

Men wa9t

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

من وقت

Listen to this phrase pronounced (audio)


 

Examples in sentences or statements

 
Since when…?

Men wa9tech…?

من وقتاش…؟

 
I have been coming to this park since I was a child.

(m) Ena kont nji lel jarda hedhi men wa9t kont s8ir.

(m) Ena kont nji lel jarda hedhi men wa9t kont s8ira.

.أنا كنت نجي للجردة هاذي من وقت كنت صغير (m)

.أنا كنت نجي للجردة هاذي من وقت كنت صغيرة (f)

 
This cafe has been open since 1950.

Hedhi el 9ahwa te5dem men 3am 1950.

.1950 هاذي القهوة تخدم من عام

 
Since when did you start liking this kind of music?

Men wa9tech bdit t7eb hedha naw3 mta3 lghna?

من وقتاش بديت تحب هذا النوع متاع الغناء؟

 
Good job! Since when did you start reading Tunisian Arabic?

Ya3tik el sa77a! Men wa9tech bdit ta9ra 3arbi tounsi?

يعطيك الصحة! من وقتاش بديت تقرا عربي تونسي؟

 

This word in other Arabic dialects

“Since” in Lebanese Arabic
 

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