Tunisian Arabic Vocabulary: Love and Marriage

Tunisian Arabic Vocabulary

Love and Marriage

EnglishPronunciationTunisian ArabicAudio
loveɧubbحُبّ
I love you!nɧibbik!نْحِبِّك!
darlingɧabībحبيب
romanceqiʂʂit ɧubbقِصِّة حُبّ
to love passionately3šaqعْشق
passion3išqعِشْق
lovermaɣrūmمغْروم
date (romantic)randevu (fr: rendez-vous)رونْداڥو
to go on a date with __xaraj yrandiv m3a __خرج يْرنْدِڥ معَ __
dating, in a relationshipmʂūɧibمْصُوحِب
a couple; going out, datingkūpel (fr: couple)كوپل
boyfriendʂāɧib (ʂɧāb)صاحِب (صْحاب)
girlfriendʂāɧbeصاحْبة
to break upqaʂʂu [pl.]قصّوا
to break someone’s heart (lit. to torture)3ađđebعَذَّب
engagementxuʈbeخُطْبة
(for a woman) to get engagedtixʈab (lit. to be proposed to)تِخْطب
to ask her father for her hand in marriagexʈabhe min būheخْطبْها مِن بوها
fiancéxaʈīb (xuʈʈāb)خطيب (خُطَّاب)
fiancéexaʈībeخطيبة
Her fiancé works abroad.xaʈībhe yixdim ilbarra.خطيبْها يِخْدِم البرّا.
married tom3arris b-مْعرِّس بْـ
Are you married?(yēxi) inti m3arris?(ياخي) اِنْتِ مْعرِّس؟
single, unmarried (1)3āzibعازِب
single, unmarried (2)mūš m3arrisموش مْعرِّس
to get married, marry, wed3arrisعرِّس
marriage3irsعِرْس
arranged marriage3irs taqlīdiعِرس تقْليدي
They got married last year.3arrsu -l3ām lī fēt.عرّْسُو العام لي فات.
He married her last year.3arris bīhe -l3ām lī fēt.عَرِّس بيها العام لي فات.
wedding3irs (3rūsēt)عِرْس (عْروسات)
groom3rūsعْروس
bride; doll, puppet3rūse (3rāyis)عْروسة (عْرايِس)
honeymoonšhar il3selشْهر العْسل
newlyweds3rāyis jdud [pl.]عْرايِس جْدُد
(wedding) anniversary3īd zewējعيد زَواج
They celebrated their tenth anniversary.iɧteflu b-3īd zewējhum il3āšir.احْتَفْلوا بْعيد زواجْهُم العاشِرْ.
divorceʈlēqطْلاق
to get divorcedʈallaqطلّق
divorceemʈallaqمْطلّق
to remarry3āwid 3arrasعاوِد عرّس
My father remarried last year.bāba 3āwid 3arras 3āmnēwil.بابا عاوِد عرّس عامْناوِل.
to be widowedthejelتْهجل
widowerhejēlهجال
widowhejēleهجالة
to have an affair withxān m3aخان مْعَ
He was cheating on his wife with his secretary.kēn yxūn fī martu m3a sukretērtu.كان يْخون في مرْتُه مْعَ سُكْرتارْتُه.
kissbūseبوسة
to kissbēsبَاس
Kiss me!būsni!بوسْني!
sex (1)seksسَكْس
sex (2)jinsجِنْس
to sleep with, have sex withrqad m3a [vulgar]رْقد مْعَ
to sleep togetherraqdu m3a b3aʐhum [pl.] [vulgar]رقْدو مْعَ بْعضْهُم
to fucknēk [vulgar]ناك

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