“Waits” (third-person) in Tunisian Arabic

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

(m) Yestana

(f) Testana

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

 يستنى (m)

 تستنى (f)

Listen to these two words pronounced (audio)


Examples in sentences or statements

She always waits for you in the morning.

Dima testana fik filsbe7.

.ديما تستنى فيك في الصباح

He waits for the meeting to start.

Yestana fl réunion bch yebda.

.يستنى في الريونيون باش يبدى

She waits for everyone to wake up.

Testana fel jme3a lkol besh yfi9ou.

.تستنى في الجماعة الكل باش يفيقوا

My son waits for me to take him to school.

Weldi yestana feya besh nhezou lel madersa.

.ولدي يستنى في باش نهزو للمدرسة

The dog waits by the window for his owners.

El kalb yestana ba7dha el chebek fi melih.

.الكلب يستنى بحذا الشباك في ماليه


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