/f/

/f/

F

f

ف [f] fabrīka factory elf thousand
fadd to be fed up aħraf nasty
fadlik to joke hadaf goal
fakk to remove isɛāf ambulance
[v]
fdēwi storyteller nifđu they realized
fzēɣil little children
fjaɛ to scare
fjil radish

/m/

/m/

M

m

م [m] mye hundred emal hope balɣam phlegm
madd to stretch out emn safety bhīm donkey
madēlīna mandarines emīr prince bnēdim human
madħ praise asmar brown m sleep
mahrajēn festival ezma crisis daɛɛam to support
[mˤ] mamma to eat almāni German madām madam
mabbar velvet ambūba electric bulb
macṭra sample amān please
mārka brand māđ̣a ointment

/b/

/b/

B

b

ب [b] babbūc snails ebadan never aqārib relatives
baddil to change abxar having a stinky mouth arnib rabbit
bagri bovine abyađ̣ white arṭib smooth
[bˤ] banga quarrel bambalūni donut
bankēji banker ba father
bannik to sit būr steamer

/p/

/p/

P

p

ݒ [p] paspōr passport paspōr passport frīp seconhand clothes
parbrīz winshield diplōm diploma grūp group
parti game kapta to capture klīp video clip
permi driver license kompōza to compose skalōp schnitzel
plastik plastic ripōza to relax slīp underpants

Consonant phonemes

This table lists the consonant phonemes of the Tunisian language.

/p/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
/b/
 
/m/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
/f/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
/v/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
/θ/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
/ð/
/ðˤ/
 
 
/t/
/tˤ/
 
 
/s/
/sˤ/
 
 
/d/
 
/n/
/r/
/z/
 
 
/l/
 
 
 
 
/ʃ/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
/ʒ/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
/j/
 
/k/
 
 
 
/x/
 
 
 
/ɡ/
 
 
 
/ɣ/
 
/w/
 
/q/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
/ħ/
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
/ʕ/
 
 
 
/ʔ/
 
 
 
/h/