“Spelled” (past) in Tunisian Arabic

In Tunisian Arabic, “Spelled” (the verb, in the past tense) is written using the Latin script as:

(I) Mallit

(You) Mallit

(You, plural) Mallitou

(He) Mal

(She) Mallet

(We) Mallina

(They) Mallou

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

ملَيت (I)

ملَيت (You)

ملَيتو (You, plural)

ملَ (He)

ملَت (She)

ملَينا (We)

ملَو (They)

Listen to these words pronounced (audio)


Examples in sentences or statements

(Editor’s note: In one or more of the following statements, the word “Spelled” is replaced with an applicable word or words to keep the statement colloquial but to maintain the meaning of Spelled (“Spell” in the past participle).)
“I spelled it correctly.”

Malitha b s7i7.

.ملَيتها بالصحيح

“You spelled a few words incorrectly.”

Nta9t chwaya kelmet bel ghalet.

.نطقت شويَة كلمات بالغالط

“Are you sure you spelled your email address correctly?”

Met2aked mallit adresse email mte3ek bs7i7?

متاعك بالصحيح؟ adresse email متأكد ملَيت

“Are you guys sure you spelled your names correctly on the exam sheet?”

Ya jme3a met2akdin ktebtou asamikom bs7i7 fi war9et examen?

؟examen يا جماعة متأكدين كتبتو أساميكم بصحيح في ورقة

“He spelled the word correctly in Tunisian Arabic.”

Nta9 el kelma bs7i7 b tounsi.

.نطق الكلمة بالصحيح بالتونسي

“She spelled her address incorrectly.”

Mallet adresse mte3ha bel ghalet.

.ملَت أدراس متاعها بالغالط

“We spelled the words both in Arabic and Latin script.”

Mallina el kelmet b zouz 7rouf el 3arbi w el latin.

.latinملَينا الكلمات بزوز حروف العربي و

“They spelled the difficult words for me on this paper.”

Mallou el kelmet el s3iba aaleya fel war9a hedhi.

.ملَو الكلمات الصعيبة عليَا في الورقة هاذي


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