“Want” (future) in Tunisian Arabic

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

(I) Bech n7eb

(You) Bech t7eb

(You, plural) Bech t7ebou

(He) Bech y7eb

(She) Bech t7eb

(We) Bech n7ebou

(They) Bech y7ebou

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

بش نحب (I)

بش تحب (You)

بش تحبو (You, plural)

بش يحب (He)

بش تحب (She)

بش نحبو (We)

بش يحبو (They)

Listen to these words pronounced (audio)


Examples in sentences or statements

“I will want more rice in a bit.”

Ba3d chwaya bech n7eb nzid rouz.

.بعد شوية باش نحب نزيد روز

“Will you want more potatoes with your meal?”

Bech t7eb akther batata m3a mekeltek?

بش تحب أكثر بطاطا مع ماكلتك؟

“Do you think he will want an aisle or window seat?”

Tetsawer bech y7eb 3la korsi fl couloir wala ba7dha chebek?

تتصوّر بش يحب على كرسي في الكلوار ولا بحذا الشبّاك؟

“Will you two want to sleep or watch a movie on the flight?”

Bech t7ebou tor9dou wala tetfarjou fi film f re7la?

بش تحبو ترقدو و الا تتفرجو في فيلم في الرحلة؟

“What time will he want to eat?”

Wa9tech bech y7eb yekel?

 وقتاش بش يحب ياكل؟

“When will she want to sleep?”

Wa9tech bech t7eb tor9ed?

وقتاش بش تحب ترقد؟

“Will he want some water soon?”

Bech y7eb chwaya ma 3la 9rib?

بش يحب شوية ماء على قريب؟

“We will want to sit in the same row.”

Bech n7ebou no93dou fi nafs el saf.

.بش نحبو نقعدو في نفس الصف

“We will want to leave soon for the airport.”

Bech n7ebou nemchiw lel matar 3la 9rib.

.بش نحبو نمشيو للمطار على قريب

“They will want to sit in the same row.”

Bech y7ebou yo93dou fi nafs el saf.

.بش يحبو يقعدو في نفس الصف


In other Mediterranean languages and dialects

“Want” in Lebanese Arabic

“Want” in Turkish

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