“Sir” (pronoun) in Tunisian Arabic

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


Using the Arabic script, it is written as:


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Examples in sentences or statements

“Welcome, sir.”

Marhbe, 5ouya.

مرحبا، خويا.

“Hello, sir.”

Aslema, 5ouya.

عسلامة، خويا.

“Sir, where is the nearest grocery store?”

5ouya, win a9reb 7anout?

خويا وين أقرب حانوت؟

“Excuse me, sir. Can I have another coffee?”

Samahni, 5ouya.  Tnajem ta3tini 9ahwa o5ra?

سمحني، خويا. تنجم تعطيني قهوة أخرى؟

“Good evening, sir.”

Mesik bel 5ir, 5ouya.

مسيك بالخير، خويا.

In other Mediterranean languages and dialects

“Sir” (pronoun) in Lebanese Arabic

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