“Wanting” (present) in Tunisian Arabic

In Tunisian Arabic, Wanting” (the verb, in the present tense) is written using the Latin script as:

(I) N7eb

(You) T7eb

(You, plural) T7ebou

(He) Y7eb

(She) T7eb

(We) N7ebou

(They) Y7ebou

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:

 نحب (I)

تحب (You)

تحبو (You, plural)

يحب (He)

تحب (She)

نحبو (We)

يحبو (They)

Listen to these words pronounced (audio)


Examples in sentences or statements

(Editor’s note: In one or more of the following statements, the word “Wanting” is replaced with an applicable word or words to keep the statement colloquial but to maintain the meaning of “Wanting (Want in the past participle).)
“I want the shoes.”

N7eb sabat.

.نحب صباط

“I want to eat pizza tonight.”

N7eb nekel pizza elila.

.نحب ناكل بيتزا الليلة

“I don’t want to leave yet.”

Mazelt man7ebech nokhrej.

.مازلت منحبش نخرج

“Do you want to stay here for the night?”

T7eb tbet hna elila?

تحب تبات هنا الليلة؟

“What do you want?”

Chnowa t7eb?

شنوا تحب؟

“Do you want to get the shoes?”

T7eb techri el sabat?

تحب تشري الصباط؟

“Do you want me to call you now?”

T7ebni notlbek tawa?

تحبني نطلبك توا؟

“Where do you two want to eat tonight?”

Win t7ebou teklou elila?

وين تحبو تاكلو الليلة؟

“He will want to eat soon.”

Bech y7eb yekel 3la 9rib.

.باش يحب ياكل على قريب

“She will want mushrooms on the pizza.”

Bech t7eb champignons fel pizza.

.باش تحب شمبينيون في البيتزا

“We want to rent a car.”

N7ebou nekriw karhba.

.نحبو نكريو كرهبة

“They want to rent a car.”

Y7ebou yekriw karhba.

.يحبو يكريو كرهبة


In other Mediterranean languages and dialects

“Wanting” (present) in Lebanese Arabic

“Wanting” (present) in Turkish

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