“Staining” (active) (present) in Tunisian Arabic

In Tunisian Arabic, “Staining” (the verb, in the active form, in the present tense) is written using the Latin script as:

(I) (m) 9e3ed nba9a3

(I) (f) 9e3da nba9a3

(You) (m) 9e3ed tba9a3

(You) (f) 9e3da tba9a3

(You, plural) 9e3din tba93ou

(He) 9e3ed yba9a3

(She) 9e3da tba9a3

(We) 9e3din nba93ou

(They) 9e3din yba93ou

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

قاعد نبقع (m) (I)

قاعدة نبقع (f) (I)

قاعد تبقع (m) (You)

قاعدة تبقع (f) (You)

قاعدين تبقعو (You, plural)

قاعد يبقع (He)

قاعدة تبقع (She)

قاعدين نبقعو (We)

قاعدين يبقعو (They)

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Examples in sentences or statements

“I’m staining it.”

(masculine-based substance) Nba9a3 fih.

(feminine-based substance) Nba9a3 fiha.

.نبقع فيه (masculine-based substance)

.نبقع فيها (feminine-based substance)

“Your wine is staining the couch.”

El vin mte3ek 9e3ed yba9a3 fel fauteuil.

.الفان متاعك   قاعد يبقع في الفوتاي

“I think he’s staining the couch with his wine.”

 Yodhhorli 9e3ed yba9a3 fel fauteuil bel vin.

.يظهرلي  قاعد يبقع في الفوتاي بالفان

“The paint is staining.”

Edohn 9e3ed yba9a3.

.الدهن قاعد يبقع


“She keeps staining the chair.”

Dyma tba9a3 fel korsi.

.ديما تبقع في الكرسي

“She’s not staining it on purpose.”

(masculine-based substance) Mahyech 9e3da tba9a3 fyh bel3ani.

(feminine-based substance) Mahyech 9e3da tba9a3 fyha bel3ani.

.ماهياش قاعدة  تبقع فيه بالعاني (masculine-based substance)

.ماهياش قاعدة  تبقع فيها بالعاني  (feminine-based substance)


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