“Sir” (the pronoun) in Tunisian Arabic

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

5ouya

In Tunisian Arabic, using the Arabic script, it is written as:

خويا

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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.
This word in other Arabic dialects

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