“Them” in Tunisian Arabic

In Tunisian Arabic, “Them” is written using the Latin script as:


Using the Arabic script, it is written as:


(Editor’s note: In English, “Them” is used to represent the pronoun that is the recipient of an action. (Versus performing the action) Therefore, the suffix -hom / هم- is affixed to the operative verb. If the subject was performing the action, the pronoun They is used, which generates a different word (i.e., Houma / هوما) in Tunisian Arabic.)

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Examples in sentences or statements

I saw them yesterday.

Rithom emes.

.ريتهم أمس

Did you talk to them?

7kit m3ahom?

حكيت معاهم؟

Everyone is here except for them.

Lkolhom houni ken houma.

.الكلهم هوني كان هوما

I called them but no one answered.

Kallamthom ema ma jeweb 7ad.

.كلمتهم أما ما جاوب حد

Let’s invite them.

Haya nestad3awhom.

.هيا نستدعاوهم


Related words in Tunisian Arabic

“They” in Tunisian Arabic

“We” in Tunisian Arabic

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