“Speaks” (third-person) in Tunisian Arabic

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

(m) Ya7ki

(f) Ta7ki

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

يحكي (m)

تحكي (f)

Listen to these two words pronounced (audio)


Examples in sentences or statements

She speaks Tunisian Arabic.

Heya ta7ki tounsi.

.هي تحكي تونسي

He speaks so fast!

Howa ya7ki b zarba!

!هو يحكي بزربة

She speaks so intelligently!

Heya ta7ki b dhke!

!هي تحكي بذكاء

My father speaks a lot with his brother.

Baba ya7ki barcha m3a khouh.

.بابا يحكي برشا مع خوه

He speaks three languages.

Howa ya7ki tletha loughat.

.هو يحكي تلاثة لغات


In other Mediterranean languages and dialects

“Speaks” (verb) in Lebanese Arabic

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