“Why” in Tunisian Arabic

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

3leh

In Tunisian Arabic, using the Arabic script, it is written as:

علاه

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Examples in sentences or statements

Can you explain why that word is spelled that way?

Tnajm tfasarli 3leh elkelma hedhi titnta9 heka?

تنجم تفسرلي علاه الكلمة هذي تيتنتق هكا ؟

 

Why did you decide to adopt a dog?

3leh 9arart titbana kalb?

علاه قررت تتبنى كلب ؟

 

Why is that your favourite book?

3leh hedha a7sen kteb 3ndk?

علاه هذا أحسن كتاب عندك ؟

 

Why did you choose this country for your trip?

3leh 5tarit elbled hedhi lil re7la mta3k?

علاه خطرت البلاد هذي ليل رحلة متاعك ؟

 

Why is that your favourite food?

3leh hedhi a7sen mekla 3ndk?

علاه هذي أحسن ماكلة عندك ؟

This word in other Arabic dialects

“Why” in Lebanese Arabic

 

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