“Stood” (past) in Tunisian Arabic

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

(I) W9eft

(You) W9eft

(You, plural) W9eftou

(He) W9ef

(She) We9fet

(We) W9efna

(They) We9fou

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

وقفت (I)

وقفت (You)

وقفتو (You, plural)

وقف (He)

وقفت (She)

وقفنا (We)

وقفو (They)

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Examples in sentences or statements

“I stood there for ten minutes but I didn’t see anything.”

W9eft lghadi ta9rib darjin w marit 7atta chay.

.وقفت لغادي تقريب درجين و ماريت حتّى شيّ

“How did you manage to stand still for so much time?”

Kifech najjamt te9ef meghir matet7arrak lwa9t hedha lkol?

كيفاش نجّمت تاقف ماغير ماتتحرّك الوقت هذا الكلّ؟

“She stood and stretched.”

We9fet w tkasslet.

.وقفت و تكسّلت

“He stood there and watched.”

W9ef lghadi w 93ad yetfarrej.

.وقف لغادي و قعد يتفرّج

“I didn’t see who stood at the corner.”

Maritech chkoun w9ef fel coin.

.ماريتش شكون وقف في الكوان

“We stood over there for about half an hour and then moved.”

W9efna lghadi ta9rib noss se3a w mba3d t7arrakna.

.وقفنا لغادي تقريب نص ساعة و مبعد تحرّكنا

“Why did you both stand?”

Chbikom ezzouz w9eftou?

شبيكم الزوز وقفتو؟

“Once the president entered everybody stood.”

Doub mad5al l ra2is la3bed lkol we9fou.

.دوب مادخل الرئيس لعباد لكلّ وقفو


Related words in Tunisian Arabic

“Sat” (past) in Tunisian Arabic

“Standing” (present) in Tunisian Arabic

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