“Younger” in Tunisian Arabic

In Tunisian Arabic, “Younger” (the adjective, in the singular form) is written using the Latin script as:


Using the Arabic script, it is written as:


(Editor’s note: In Tunisian Arabic, regardless of the gender-designation of the noun or if what’s being described is singular or plural, this same word is used—Asgher /اصغر).

Listen to this word pronounced (audio)


Examples in sentences or statements

Who is younger between you two?

Chkoun asgher fikom ezouz?

شكون اصغر فيكم الزوز؟

Michael is younger than Kevin.

Michael asgher men Kevin.

.مايكل اصغر من كافن

That dog is younger.

(m) Lkalb hadha asgher.

(f) Lkalba hadhi asgher.

.الكلب هاذا اصغر (m)
.الكلبة هاذي اصغر (f)

Are you younger or older than your brother?

Enti asgher wala akber men 5ouk?

انت اصغر ولا اكبر من خوك؟

I’m younger than my husband by four years.

Ana akber men rajili b arb3a snin.

.انا اكبر من راجلي باربعة سنين


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