“You can’t…” in Tunisian Arabic

In Tunisian Arabic, “You can’t…” (the common phrase that preludes stating something someone can’t do or have) is written using the Latin script as:


Using the Arabic script, it is written as:


Listen to this phrase pronounced (audio)


Examples in sentences or statements

“Hehe, you can’t look yet!”

Hhh, matnejemch toghzer taw!

!ههه، ماتنجمش تغزر تو

“You can’t come in here.”

Matnejemch tji lhouni.

.ماتنجمش تجي لهوني

“You can’t watch TV until your homework is done.”

Matnejemch tetfarej fel talvza ken ma tkammal drousek.

.ماتنجمش تتفرج في التلفزة كان ما تكمّل دروسك

“You can’t have dessert until you eat your dinner.”

Matnejemch tekel el dessert ken matekel 3chek.

.ماتنجمش تاكل الديسار كان ما تاكل عشاك

“It’s a one-way. You can’t drive down this street.”

Hedha sens interdit. Matnejemch tsou9 fih.

.هذا سونس انتيردي. ماتنجمش تسوق فيه


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