Lunch

Lunch, (noun), fṭur (fṭurat).

To be at lunch, ṛa-hu yefṭer.

To be in the mood for lunch, ma kan-c ɛend-u l-gusṭu bac yefṭer.

To be out to lunch, xreǧ yefṭer.

To eat lunch, fṭer.

To eat more for lunch, fṭer mliḥ.

To eat sth for lunch, fṭer b-kac ḥaǧa.

To feel like an early lunch, ḥebb yefṭer bekri.

To get (some) lunch, fṭer.

To have a large lunch, fṭer mliḥ.

To have lunch plans, xeṭṭeṭ l-l-fṭur; nwa yefṭer (f kac meḍreb, mɛa kac waḥed).

To have much lunch, kla bezzaf f l-fṭur.

To have lunch, fṭer.

To go for lunch/to go to lunch, ṛaḥ yefṭer.

To invite sb to lunch, ɛreḍ (kac waḥed) l-l-fṭur.

To join sb for lunch, fṭer mɛa (kac waḥed).

To take lunch, fṭer.

To do something for lunch, dar (kac ḥaǧa) bac yefṭer.

Lunch box, gamila (gamilat).

Lunch room, kantina (kantinat).


Examples (lunch):

Are you free for lunch? - Ɛend-k weqt l-l-fṭur?

Bring a lunch for our day of hiking. - Ǧib fṭur nhaṛ nṛuḥu nemcu.

Can I interest you in lunch? - Neqder neɛreḍ-k l-l-fṭur?

Can you make do with sandwiches for lunch? - Teqder testeqneɛ b-ṣandwičat f l-fṭur?

Come on, let's go get some lunch. - Ayya nṛuḥu neḍḍerbu fi-ha kac fṭur.

Could you have a look and see if there's enough bread for our lunches tomorrow? - Maɛlic teḍreb ṭella u tcuf ida yekfi-na l-xubz l-fṭur taɛ ɣedwa?

Did you bring your lunch from home? - Ǧebt l-fṭur taɛ-k men d-daṛ?

Do you have a lunch service at school? - Iserbiw-lkum fṭur f l-msid?

Do you know what you want for lunch? - Wac ḥebbit takul f l-fṭur?

Do you often skip lunch? - Mwalef tṣuṭi l-fṭur bezzaf?

Every once in a while, I take my boyfriend a lunch while he's at work. - Min dak neddi-lu l-ṣaḥeb-i fṭur l-l-xedma.

Everyone in the girls' class brought their own lunch. - Kul weḥda f l-klaṣa taɛ l-bnat ǧabet l-fṭur taɛ-ha.

Farid and Karima sat under a tree eating a picnic lunch. - Farid u Karima kanu qaɛdin teḥt waḥed s-seǧṛa, yaklu f l-fṭur taɛ-hum taɛ l-piknik.

Farid came to blows with a colleague at the office Christmas lunch. - Farid tḍareb mɛa waḥed z-zamil f l-fṭur taɛ Newwal lli daru-h f l-biru.

Farid canceled lunch with me today. - Farid beṭṭel l-fṭur mɛa-ya l-yum.

Farid finished her lunch quickly and went shopping. - Farid kemmel l-fṭur taɛ-u b-z-zerba u ṛaḥ yeqḍi.

Farid finished up lunch with coffee. - Farid kemmel l-fṭur taɛ-u b-qehwa.

Farid got ready for lunch. - Farid weǧǧed ṛuḥ-u l-l-fṭur.

Farid helped cook lunch. - Farid ɛawen f ṭ-ṭyab taɛ l-fṭur.

Farid invited us to lunch. - Farid ɛreḍ-na l-l-fṭur.

Farid is likely to be busy after lunch. - Makanc cekk belli Farid ṛa-hu ṛayeḥ ikun mecɣul muṛ l-fṭur.

Farid keeps a toothbrush in his office so he can brush after lunch. - Farid ɛend-u cita f l-biru taɛ-u bac yeɣsel snan-u muṛ l-fṭur.

Farid made himself a peanut butter sandwich for lunch. - Farid dar ṣandwič taɛ z-zebda taɛ l-kawkac l-l-fṭur.

Farid often takes a nap after lunch. - Farid mwalef igeyyel muṛ l-fṭur.

Farid packed a lunch for Karima to take to school. - Farid weǧǧed fṭur l-Karima bac teddi-h l-msid.

Farid packed his lunch in a brown paper bag. - Farid xebba l-fṭur taɛ-u f waḥed c-ckaṛa taɛ l-kareṭ qehwiyya.

Farid paid for lunch. - Farid lli xelleṣ l-fṭur.

Farid prepared lunch. - Farid ṭeyyeb l-fṭur.

Farid shared his lunch with Karima. - Farid tqasem l-fṭur taɛ-u mɛa Karima.

Farid smoked a cigar after lunch. - Farid tkeyyef sigaṛ muṛ l-fṭur.

Farid's mother forgot to pack his lunch. - Yemmat Farid nsat ma weǧǧdet-lu-c l-fṭur taɛ-u bac yeddi-h.

Farid's mother packed his lunch in a paper bag. - Yemmat Farid daret-lu l-fṭur taɛ-u f ckaṛa taɛ l-kareṭ.

Farid paid for his lunch with the money his mother had given him. - Farid xelleṣ l-fṭur taɛ-u b-d-dṛahem lli ɛṭat-hum-lu yemma-h.

Farid plans to call you right after lunch. - Farid ṛa-hu nawi iɛeyyeṭ-lek swaswa muṛ l-fṭur.

Farid stole Karima's lunch. - Farid sreq-lha fṭur-ha l-Karima.

Farid very rarely does that before lunch. - Farid qlil b-l-bezzaf win idir had c-ci qbel l-fṭur.

Farid wants our report before lunch. - Farid ḥebb ṛ-ṛapuṛ taɛ-na qbel l-fṭur.

Farid was so busy he skipped lunch. - Farid men ketṛet kan mecɣul, ḥettan ṣuṭa l-fṭur.

Farid went out to get lunch. - Farid xreǧ yecri fṭur.

Have you finished your lunch yet? - Kemmelt l-fṭur taɛ-k?

He left after lunch. - Ṛaḥ muṛ l-fṭur.

He refused to eat his lunch. - Ma qbel-c yakul l-fṭur taɛ-u.

He resumed reading after lunch. - Muṛ l-fṭur, wella l-l-qraya.

He studied hard, hardly taking time out for lunch. - Kan yeqra b-ǧtihad u qrib ma yaxed-c gaɛ weqt bac yefṭer.

I'm almost always free right after lunch. - Ana qrib daymen ma nkun-c mecɣul swaswa muṛ l-fṭur.

I'm going to go shopping after lunch. - Ṛa-ni ṛayeḥ neqḍi muṛ l-fṭur.

I'm late for lunch. - Ṛaḥ ɛel-iyya l-ḥal ɛel l-fṭur.

I'm taking Farid his lunch. - Ṛa-ni ṛayeḥ neddi-lu l-fṭur taɛ-u l-Farid.

I'm too busy to make lunch. Could you make it? - Ṛa-ni mecɣula bezzaf bac ndir fṭur. Teqder tdir-u nta?

I brought you lunch. - Ǧebt-lek fṭur.

I can't see anyone until after lunch. - Ma neqder ncuf ḥetta waḥed ḥettan muṛ l-fṭur.

I didn't have enough space to fit my lunch in the bag. - Ma kfat-ni-c c-ckaṛa taɛ-i bac nḥeṭṭ fi-ha l-fṭur.

I expected you to be here for lunch. - Ɛembal-i tǧi l-l-fṭur.

If I'd known Farid was broke, I'd have offered to buy him lunch. - Lukan ɛṛeft Farid kan mcumer, lukan qtareḥt nxelleṣ-lu fṭur.

If we begin early, we can finish by lunch. - Lukan nebdaw bekri, neqqedru nkemmlu menna l-l-fṭur.

If you want me to, I'll make you lunch every day. - Ida ḥebbit, nwelli ndir-lek fṭur kul yum.

I had just finished eating lunch when my doorbell rang. - Kunt hadak win kemmelt l-fṭur ki ṣunaw ɛend l-bab.

I've brought lunch. - Ǧebt fṭur.

I've got to make lunch. - Lazem ndir l-fṭur.

I have just finished eating lunch. - Hada win kemmelt l-fṭur.

I've lost my lunch money. - Beḥḥert dṛahem-i taɛ l-fṭur.

I've made a picnic lunch for us. - Weǧǧedt fṭur l-l-piknik taɛ-na.

I've made you a sack lunch. - Dert-lek fṭur teddi-h fi ckaṛa.

I have to eat my lunch. - Lazem nakul l-fṭur taɛ-i.

I heard that a woman stabbed a man for eating her lunch. - Smeɛt belli waḥed l-mṛa ḍerbet waḥed ṛ-ṛaǧel b-l-mus ki kla-lha l-fṭur taɛ-ha.

I helped Farid cook lunch. - Ɛawent Farid iṭeyyeb l-fṭur.

I just finished lunch. - Hada win kemmelt l-fṭur.

I made a sandwich for lunch. - Dert ṣandwič l-l-fṭur.

I made us lunch. - Dert fṭur li-na.

I often feel drowsy after lunch. - Ana mwalef nenɛes muṛ l-fṭur.

I often go out for a short walk just after lunch. - Ana mwalef nexreǧ nemci cwiyya muṛ l-fṭur.

I plan on skipping lunch. - Ṛa-ni nxemmem ma nefṭer-c.

I skipped lunch. - Ṣuṭit l-fṭur.

Is lunch ready? - Ṛa-hu waǧed l-fṭur?

Isn't it time for lunch? - Maci weqt l-fṭur duṛk?

I skipped lunch, so I'm pretty hungry. - Ṣuṭit l-fṭur u duṛk ṛa-ni meyyet men l-ǧuɛ.

It's time to eat lunch. - Weqt l-fṭur.

It's too early for lunch. - Mazal l-ḥal l-l-fṭur.

I was accused of eating the boss's lunch. - Ttehmu-ni belli klit l-fṭur taɛ l-mɛellem.

I'll be back after lunch. - Nwelli muṛ l-fṭur.

I'll call you after lunch. - Nɛeyyeṭ-lek muṛ l-fṭur.

I'll pay for lunch. - Ana lli nxelleṣ l-fṭur.

I'll see you at lunch. - Netlaqaw f l-fṭur.

I'll see you at lunch tomorrow. - Netlaqaw ɣedwa f l-fṭur.

Karima made her own lunch. - Karima daret l-fṭur taɛ-ha weḥd-ha.

Karima paid for her lunch with five dollars. - Karima xellṣet l-fṭur taɛ-ha xems dulaṛat.

Karima was unable to finish her lunch. - Karima ma kanet-c qadra tkemmel l-fṭur taɛ-ha.

Leave it to me to prepare lunch. - Ana lli nweǧǧed l-fṭur.

Let me pay for lunch today. - L-yum, xelli-ni ana lli nxelleṣ l-fṭur.

Let's continue the game after lunch. - Ayya nkemmlu l-paṛtiyya muṛ l-fṭur.

Let's order a pizza for lunch. - Ayyaw neṭṭelbu pitza l-l-fṭur.

Let's skip lunch. - Ayya nṣuṭiw l-fṭur.

**Karima wondered how much time she'd have to eat lunch.

Let me buy you lunch. - Ayya nxelleṣ-lek fṭur.

"Let me buy you lunch." "Sure. I'd like that." - "Ayya nxelleṣ-lek fṭur." "Maɛlic. Ɛlac lala?"

Let's do that together after lunch. - Ayya ndiru had c-ci muṛ l-fṭur.

Let's get ready for lunch. - Ayya nweǧǧdu ṛuḥ-na l-l-fṭur.

Let's go for a walk in the park after lunch. - Ayya nṛuḥu nemcu cwiyya f l-ǧaṛdina muṛ l-fṭur.

Let's take up this matter after lunch. - Ayyaw nelthaw b-had l-muckel muṛ l-fṭur.

Let's talk about it over lunch. - Ayya ngeṣṣru ɛel-iha muṛ l-fṭur.

Lunch is at noon. - L-fṭur ɛel ṭ-ṭnac.

Lunch is on. - Weqt l-fṭur.

Lunch is ready! - L-fṭur ṛa-hu waǧed!

Lunch will be available. - Ikun l-fṭur.

Lunch will be ready soon. - Ma iṭewwel-c yewǧed l-fṭur.

Many people don't brush their teeth after lunch. - Kayen bezzaf ɛibad ma yeɣɣeslu-c snan-hum muṛ l-fṭur.

Mother prepared us lunch. - Yemma weǧǧdet-lna l-fṭur.

My father made me a delicious lunch. - Baba dar fṭur bnin.

My job is to steam the vegetables for lunch. - Xedmet-i hiya nfewweṛ l-xuḍra l-l-fṭur.

My lunch break's almost over. - Weqt-i taɛ l-fṭur qrib yexlaṣ.

My mother disapproves of too much exercise right after lunch. - Yemma ma tḥebb-c idir l-waḥed bezzaf riyaḍa swaswa muṛ l-fṭur.

My mother usually relaxes and sleeps after lunch. - Muṛ l-fṭur, yemma mwalfa treyyeḥ u terqed.

She got lunch ready. - Hiya weǧǧdet l-fṭur.

She reads after lunch. - Hiya teqra muṛ l-fṭur.

Since it was raining, we had to eat our picnic lunch indoors. - Ki kanet tṣebb c-cta, klina l-fṭur taɛ-na taɛ l-piknik f d-daṛ.

Someone at work ate my lunch. - Kac waḥed kla-li l-fṭur taɛ-i f l-xedma.

Thank you so much for lunch. - Yeɛṭi-k ṣ-ṣeḥḥa ɛel l-fṭur.

That all happened before lunch. - Hada gaɛ ṣra muṛ l-fṭur.

That's my lunch. - Hadak l-fṭur taɛ-i.

That was a very nice lunch. - Hadak fṭur hayel.

The lunch she brought to me was as delicious as I'd heard people say it would be. - L-fṭur lli ǧabet-hu-li kan bnin kima qalu-li.

There's no free lunch here. - Makanc fṭur baṭel hna.

They're on their lunch break. - Ṛa-hum f l-stiraḥa taɛ-hum taɛ l-fṭur.

They went out after they finished lunch. - Ki kemmlu l-fṭur, xerǧu.

Tomorrow I’ll go out with friends after having lunch. - Ɣedwa nexreǧ mɛa ṣḥab-i muṛ l-fṭur.

We all had a good workout before lunch. - Gaɛ derna fi-ha ḥiṣṣa taɛ tedrab mliḥa qbel l-fṭur.

We can buy hot lunches. - Neqqedru necru fṭur sxun.

We don't have time to finish checking the figures now, but we can go over them after lunch. - Ma ɛend-na-c l-weqt nɛaynu l-erqam duṛk, beṣṣeḥ neqqedru ndiru had c-cɣel muṛ l-fṭur.

We had a quick lunch at a cafe. - Fṭerna fṭur xfif f waḥed l-qehwa.

We'll reconvene after lunch. - Nɛawdu neǧtamɛu muṛ l-fṭur.

We watched TV after lunch. - Muṛ l-fṭur, cefna t-tilivizyu.

What are we doing for lunch? - Wac ndiru fṭur l-yum?

What are we going to have for lunch? - Wac ṛa-na ṛayḥin naklu f l-fṭur?

What did you do after lunch? - Wac dert muṛ l-fṭur?

What's for lunch? - Wac kayen l-l-fṭur?

What time is lunch? - L-fṭur ɛel qeddac?

"What was for lunch?" "Karima's delicious pumpkin soup. The pot was empty in no time at all." - "Wac daru f l-fṭur?" "Ṣ-ṣuppa taɛ l-kabuya l-ḥluwwa taɛ Karima. Kemmelt ṭ-ṭebsi fi ṛemcet ɛin."

"What would you like for lunch?" "It doesn't matter, whatever you've got." - "Wac ṛa-k ḥayeb takul f l-fṭur?" "Ma ihemm-c, wac kayen aṛa-h."

When I have finished my lunch, I will lie down for an hour. - Ki nkemmel l-fṭur taɛ-i, ṛa-ni ṛayeḥ netkessel waḥed s-saɛa.

Who brought lunch today? - Ckun ǧab l-fṭur l-yum?

Why are you back from lunch so soon? - Ɛlac wellit bekri men l-fṭur?

Why did you skip lunch? - Ɛlac ṣuṭit l-fṭur?

Would after lunch be convenient for you? - Texreǧ ɛel-ik muṛ l-fṭur?

You're not invited to lunch. - Ma ṛa-k-c meɛruḍ l-l-fṭur.

You don't need to carry lunch with you. - Makanlah teddi mɛa-k fṭur.

You should've brought lunch with you. - Kan lazem tǧib fṭur mɛa-k.

You should pack a lunch so you'll have something to eat on your hike. - Lazem tweǧǧed fṭur bac takul-u f l-mecya taɛ-k.


Examples (to be at lunch):

He'll be out at lunch now, so there's no point phoning straight away. - Ikun xreǧ yefṭer duṛk, immal ɣir makanlah iɛeyyeṭ-lu l-waḥed.

I am at lunch. - Ṛa-ni nefṭer.


Examples (to be in the mood for lunch):

I'm not in the mood for lunch. - Ma ɛend-i-c l-gusṭu bac nefṭer.


Examples (to be out to lunch):

Farid is out to lunch. - Farid xreǧ yefṭer.


Examples (to do something for lunch):

Come to lunch with us. - Ṛwaḥ tefṭer mɛa-na.

Farid and I have gone out for lunch together several times. - Ana u Farid xreǧna neffeṭru kifkif cḥal men xeṭra.

Farid and Karima went out for lunch. - Farid u Karima xerǧu yeffeṭru.

Farid called to say he wouldn't be home for lunch. - Farid ɛeyyeṭ u qal belli ma iǧi-c yefṭer f d-daṛ.

Farid has already gone out for lunch. - Farid dija xreǧ yefṭer.

I can't meet you for lunch. - Ma neqder-c netlaqa mɛa-k bac neffeṭru.

I'm meeting Farid for lunch. - Ṛa-ni ṛayeḥ netlaqa mɛa Farid bac neffeṭru.

I don't have any money for lunch. - Xlaṣu-li gaɛ d-dṛahem bac nefṭer.

I expected you to be here for lunch. - Ana ɛembal-i tkun hna bac tefṭer.

Isn't Farid picking you up for lunch? - Ma iǧi-c Farid yeddi-k teffeṭru?

I thought we were going out for lunch. - Ɛembal-i ṛa-na xarǧin neffeṭru.

Let me take you to lunch. - Ayya neddi-k tefṭer.

Let's break for lunch. - Ayya naxdu stiṛaḥa bac neffeṭru.

Let's go to lunch together. - Ayya nṛuḥu neffeṭru kifkif.

My father stopped reading to have lunch. - Baba ḥebbes l-qraya bac yefṭer.

My mother is making sandwiches for lunch. - Yemma ṛa-hi tdir ṣandwičat l-l-fṭur.

They interrupted the meeting for lunch. - Ḥebbsu l-ǧtimaɛ bac yeffeṭru.

What do Japanese students usually eat for lunch? - Wac mwalfin yaklu ṭ-ṭalaba j-Jwapna f l-fṭur?

We're meeting for lunch. - Ṛa-na ṛayḥin netlaqaw u neffeṭru.


Examples (to eat lunch):

After we had finished that, we ate lunch. - Muṛ ma kemmelna hadak c-cɣul, fṭerna.

Are you eating lunch? - Ṛa-kum teffeṭru?

Are you sure Farid ate lunch? - Ṛa-k metḥeqq belli Farid fṭer?

Ask Farid whether he's going to eat lunch with us or not. - Seqsi Farid ida ḥebb yefṭer mɛa-na wella lala.

At what time do you eat lunch and supper? - Ɛla qeddac tefṭer u tetɛecca?

Both Farid and Karima will eat lunch with us. - Farid u Karima ṛa-hum ṛayḥin yeffeṭru mɛa-na.

Can I eat my lunch here? - Maɛlic nefṭer hna?

Did anyone eat lunch with Farid? - Kac waḥed fi-kum fṭer mɛa Farid?

Did Farid and Salim eat lunch about noon? - Farid u Salim feṭru ɛel ṭ-ṭnac hakdak?

Did Farid expect Karima to eat lunch with him? - Farid kan ɛlabal-u belli Karima kanet ṛayḥa tefṭer mɛa-h?

Did Farid say he'd eat lunch with us? - Qal Farid belli ṛa-hu ṛayeḥ yefṭer mɛa-na?

Did you eat lunch? - Fṭert?

Does Farid always eat lunch at the same time every day? - Farid kul yum yefṭer f weqt waḥed?

Does Farid often eat lunch at your house? - Farid mwalef yefṭer fi daṛ-k?

Doesn't Farid sometimes eat lunch with you? - Farid yefṭer meṛṛa ɛla meṛṛa mɛa-k?

Do you eat lunch at your desk? - Nta tefṭer f l-biru taɛ-k?

Do you ever eat lunch with Farid? - Mwalef tefṭer mɛa Farid?

Do you know why Farid didn't eat lunch? - Ɛlabal-k ɛlac ma fṭer-c Farid?

Do you still eat lunch with Farid? - Mazal-k tefṭer mɛa Farid?

Do you think students are given enough time to eat lunch? - Ɛla ḥsab-k, ṭ-ṭalaba yekfi-hum l-weqt lli yeɛṭu-hu-lhum bac yeffeṭru?

Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper. - Kul l-fṭur taɛ ṣ-ṣbaḥ ki s-selṭan, fṭer ki l-bacaɣ u tɛecca ki l-gellil.

Farid always eats lunch with us on Monday. - Farid daymen yefṭer mɛa-na nhaṛ t-tnin.

Farid and I ate lunch outside. - Ana u Farid fṭerna beṛṛa.

Farid and I eat lunch together almost every day. - Ana u Farid qrib kul yum neffeṭru kifkif.

Farid and I usually eat lunch in the cafeteria. - Ana u Farid mwalfin neffeṭru f l-kafitirya.

Farid and Karima eat lunch together every day. - Farid u Karima kul yum yeffeṭru kifkif.

Farid asked Karima if she'd eaten lunch. - Farid seqsa Karima ida feṭret.

Farid ate a healthy lunch. - Farid fṭer fṭur ṣeḥḥi.

Farid ate a quick lunch then went back to work. - Farid kla fṭur xfif umbeɛd wella l-l-xedma.

Farid ate his lunch at his desk. - Farid fṭer f l-biru taɛ-u.

Farid ate his lunch in the park by himself. - Farid fṭer weḥd-u f l-ǧaṛdina.

Farid ate lunch in the cafeteria. - Farid fṭer f l-kafitirya.

Farid ate my lunch. - Farid kla-li l-fṭur taɛ-i.

Farid chose the restaurant where we ate lunch. - Farid xeyyer r-risṭura lli fṭer fi-ha.

Farid didn't feel like eating lunch. - Farid ma kan-c ɛend-u l-gusṭu bac yefṭer.

Farid doesn't want to eat lunch now. - Farid ma ṛa-hu-c ḥayeb yefṭer duṛk.

Farid didn't want to share his lunch with Karima. - Farid ma kan-c ḥayeb yetqasem l-fṭur taɛ-u mɛa Karima.

Farid eats lunch every day at noon. - Farid kul yum yefṭer ɛel ṭ-ṭnac.

Farid eats lunch near the office where he works. - Farid yefṭer qeddam l-biru lli yexdem fi-h.

Farid sometimes eats lunch there, too. - Farid tani yefṭer l-temm.

Farid eats lunch with Karima almost every day. - Farid yefṭer mɛa Karima qrib kul yum.

Farid expected Karima to eat lunch with him. - Farid kan yestenna Karima tefṭer mɛa-h.

Farid had already eaten lunch when Karima arrived. - Farid kan dija fṭer ki weṣlet Karima.

Farid has to eat his lunch in fifteen minutes. - Farid lazem yefṭer f ṛbeɛ saɛa.

Farid is eating lunch now. - Farid ṛa-hu yefṭer duṛk.

Farid is eating lunch with Karima on the porch. - Farid ṛa-hu yefṭer mɛa Karima f s-sqifa.

Farid is going to ask Karima to eat lunch with him. - Farid ṛa-hu ṛayeḥ yeṭleb men Karima tefṭer mɛa-h.

Farid is hoping Karima will eat lunch with him. - Farid ṛa-hu ṭameɛ Karima tefṭer mɛa-h.

Farid knows that Karima didn't eat any lunch. - Farid ɛlabal-u belli Karima ma feṭret-c gaɛ.

Farid never got the chance to eat lunch, did he? - Farid ma ṣeḥhet-lu-c gaɛ yefṭer, wella lala?

Farid often doesn't eat lunch until 2:30. - Farid mwalef ma yefṭer-c ḥetta l-z-zuǧ u neṣṣ.

Farid said he's eating lunch now. - Farid qal belli ṛa-hu yefṭer duṛk.

Farid said he wanted Karima to eat lunch with him. - Farid qal belli kan ḥayeb Karima tefṭer mɛa-h.

Farid said Karima didn't want to eat lunch with him. - Farid qal belli Karima ma ḥebbet-c tefṭer mɛa-h.

Farid said Karima has never eaten lunch with him. - Farid qal belli Karima ɛmeṛ-ha ma feṭert mɛa-h.

Farid said Karima might not eat lunch with us. - Farid qal belli balak Karima ma tefṭer-c mɛa-na.

Farid said Karima wanted him to eat lunch with her. - Farid qal belli Karima kanet ḥabbat-u yefṭer mɛa-ha.

Farid said Karima was planning on eating lunch at MacDonald's. - Farid qal belli Karima kanet nawya tetɛecca f MacDonald's.

Farid said Karima was too busy to eat lunch. - Qal Farid belli Karima ṛa-hi mecɣula u ma teqder-c tefṭer.

Farid said that he was eager to eat lunch with Karima. - Farid qal belli ṛa-hu mqelleq weqtac yefṭer mɛa Karima.

Farid said that you wanted to eat lunch with us. - Farid qal belli nta kunt ḥayeb tefṭer mɛa-na.

Farid says that Karima will eat lunch with Samir and Dina. - Farid qal belli Karima ṛa-hi ṛayḥa tefṭer mɛa Samir u Dina.

Farid should eat lunch now. - Farid lazem yefṭer duṛk.

Farid still hopes Karima will eat lunch with him. - Farid mazal-u ṭameɛ Karima tefṭer mɛa-h.

Farid talked Karima into eating lunch with her. - Farid belɛeṭ Karima bac tefṭer mɛa-h.

Farid told Karima she intended to eat lunch at home. - Farid qal l-Karima belli ṛa-hu nawi yefṭer f d-daṛ.

Farid told Karima he'd eat lunch with Samir. - Farid qal l-Karima belli ṛa-hu ṛayeḥ yefṭer mɛa Samir.

Farid told me he'd eat lunch with Karima. - Farid qal-li belli ṛa-hu ṛayeḥ yefṭer mɛa Karima.

Farid wanted to eat lunch with Karima. - Farid kan ḥayeb yefṭer mɛa Karima.

Farid wants to eat lunch now. - Farid ḥebb yefṭer duṛk.

Farid was eating lunch with Karima at that time. - Farid kan yefṭer mɛa Karima hadak l-weqt.

Farid was going to ask Karima to eat lunch with him. - Farid kan ṛayeḥ yeṭleb men Karima tefṭer mɛa-h.

Farid wasn't allowed to eat lunch at his desk. - Farid ma xellaw-h-c yefṭer f l-biru taɛ-u.

Farid was the only one who didn't eat lunch with us. - Ɣir Farid lli ma kan-c yefṭer mɛa-na.

Frankly, I didn't have the confidence to ask Karima to have lunch with me. - Ṣ-ṣeḥḥ, ṣ-ṣeḥḥ, ma kan-c ɛend-i l-kuṛaǧ bac neṭleb men Karima tefṭer mɛa-ya.

Has Farid already eaten lunch? - Farid fṭer dija?

Haven't you eaten lunch yet? - Mazal ma fṭert-c?

I always eat lunch at two. - Ana daymen nefṭer ɛel z-zuǧ.

I always order the daily special when I eat lunch at this restaurant. - Daymen neṭleb l-pla taɛ n-nhaṛ ki nefṭer f hadik r-risṭura.

I am eating lunch with my sister. - Ṛa-ni nefṭer mɛa xut-i.

I'm just too busy to stop to eat lunch right now. - Men ketṛet ṛa-ni mecɣul, ḥettan ma neqder-c nḥebbes l-xedma bac nefṭer.

I ate a light lunch. - Fṭert fṭur xfif.

I ate a quick lunch. - Fṭert fṭur xfif.

I ate lunch earlier than you did. - Fṭert qbel men-k.

I ate lunch in a hurry. - Fṭert b-z-zerba.

I ate lunch two hours ago. - Ɛend-i zuǧ swayeɛ melli fṭert.

I ate my lunch earlier. - Ana fṭert meqbil.

I can't decide where to eat lunch. - Ma qdert-c nefri-ha win nefṭer.

I eat lunch at the same time every day. - Ana kul yum nefṭer f weqt waḥed.

I don't often eat lunch with my wife. - Ana ma nefṭer-c bezzaf mɛa meṛt-i.

I don't usually eat lunch until about 2:30. - F l-ɛada, ma nefṭer-c ḥetta l-z-zuǧ u neṣṣ.

I don't want lunch. - Ma ṛa-ni-c ḥayeb nefṭer.

I forgot to eat lunch, so let's eat dinner early. - Nsit ma fṭert-c, immal ayya netɛeccaw bekri.

I generally have lunch there. - Ana mwalef nakul l-temm.

I had lunch at a bakery. - Fṭert f waḥed l-mexbaza.

I had lunch with them today. - L-yum fṭert mɛa-hum.

I had so little time that I had to eat lunch in a hurry. - Men ketṛet kan l-weqt mzeyyeṛ ḥettan fṭer b-z-zerba.

I haven't eaten lunch yet. - Mazal ma fṭert-c.

In France, lunch is eaten at around two. - Fi Fṛansa, n-nas tefṭer ɛla ǧwayeh z-zuǧ.

I plan on skipping lunch. - Ṛa-ni nawi nṣuṭu l-fṭur.

I usually eat lunch at 11:30 to avoid the rush. - Ana mwalef nefṭer ɛel l-ḥdac u neṣṣ bac ma nṭiḥ-c f l-weqt lli ikun fi-h l-ɣaci.

I usually eat lunch at home. - Ana mwalef nefṭer f d-daṛ.

I usually eat lunch by myself. - Ana mwalef nefṭer weḥd-i.

I usually eat lunch in the school cafeteria. - Ana mwalef nefṭer f l-kafitirya taɛ l-msid.

I wanted to have lunch with Farid tomorrow, but he told me he'd be out of town. - Kunt ḥayeb nefṭer mɛa Farid ɣedwa, beṣṣeḥ qal-li ma ṛa-hu ṛayeḥ ikun f l-mdina.

I want to know who you ate lunch with. - Ḥebbit neɛṛef mɛa men fṭert.

I wash my hands before eating lunch. - Ana neɣsel yeddi-iyya qbel ma nefṭer.

I wonder if Farid asked Karima to eat lunch with him. - Yadṛa ida ṭleb Farid men Karima tefṭer mɛa-h.

Let's eat lunch earlier than usual. - Ayya neffeṭru bekri.

Neither Farid nor Karima will eat lunch with us tomorrow. - Ɣedwa, ma ṛa-hu ṛayeḥ yefṭer mɛa-na Farid wala Karima.

Please tell Farid he can come back after lunch. - Men feḍl-k, qul l-Farid iwelli muṛ l-fṭur.

She barely ate her lunch. - Bessif bac feṭret.

She eats lunch here from time to time. - Hiya meṛṛa ɛla meṛṛa tefṭer hna.

Should we have some lunch? - Neffeṭru?

Take a break; go eat lunch. - Ddi stiṛaḥa u ṛuḥ tefṭer.

The family ate lunch. - Hadik l-familya feṭret.

The men are eating lunch. - Ṛ-ṛǧal ṛa-hum yeffeṭru.

There were some men eating their lunches under the trees in front of the library. - Kanu ci ṛǧal yeffeṭru teḥt s-sǧeṛ lli mqablin l-mektba.

This is where I usually eat lunch. - Ana hna lli mwalef nefṭer.

Today I went and ate lunch at a restaurant. - L-yum ṛeḥt nefṭer f risṭura.

We ate lunch together and then we chatted for an hour. - Fṭerna kifkif, umbeɛd geṣṣerna cwiyya.

We just barely had enough time to eat lunch. - Qrib ma kfa-na-c l-weqt bac neffeṭru.

We might not have enough time to eat lunch. - Balak ma yekfi-na-c l-weqt neffeṭru.

We often eat lunch together. - Ḥna neffeṭru bezzaf kifkif.

We should eat lunch together sometime. - Lazem neffeṭru kifkif kac xeṭra.

We were just eating lunch. - Kunna neffeṭru beṛk.

We'll eat lunch after we get home. - Neffeṭru ki newweṣlu l-d-daṛ.

We'll eat lunch on the bus. - Ṛa-na ṛayḥin neffeṭru f l-kaṛ.

We'll eat lunch together at 12:30. - Ṛa-na ṛayḥin neffeṭru kifkif ɛel ṭ-ṭnac u neṣṣ.

What do you do when you don't have time to eat lunch? - Wac tdir ki ma ikun-c ɛend-k l-weqt bac tefṭer?

What do you say about meeting at around 2-3 in the afternoon tomorrow to have a lunch? - Wac tqul lukan netlaqaw ɛel ǧwayeh z-zuǧ, t-tlata bac neffeṭru?

What time did Farid eat lunch? - Ɛla qeddac fṭer Farid?

What time do you usually have lunch? - Ɛla qeddac mwalef tefṭer?

When was the last time you ate lunch with Farid? - Weqtac l-xeṭra l-exraniyya lli fṭert fi-ha mɛa Farid?

Where did you eat lunch? - Win fṭert?

Where do you eat lunch? - Win teffeṭru?

Where do you usually eat lunch? - Win mwalef tefṭer?

Who's going to eat lunch with us? - Ckun yefṭer mɛa-na?

Why wasn't Farid able to eat lunch? - Ɛlac ma kan-c Farid qader yefṭer?

Yesterday I ate lunch with - L-bareḥ, fṭert mɛa Farid.

You can eat lunch here in this room. - Teqder tefṭer f had l-bit.

You've already eaten lunch, haven't you? - Nta fṭert dija, lala?

You have eaten lunch, haven't you? - Yaxi fṭert wella lala?


Examples (to eat more for lunch):

If I had eaten more for lunch, I wouldn't be hungry now. - Lukan fṭert mliḥ, lukan ma ṛa-ni-c ǧiɛan duṛk.


Examples (to eat much lunch):

Farid didn't eat much lunch. - Farid ma kla-c bezzaf f l-fṭur.


Examples (to eat sth for lunch):

Did you eat chicken for lunch again today? - L-yum tani fṭert b-l-ǧaǧ?

Farid and I ate sandwiches for lunch. - Ana u Farid fṭerna b-ṣandwičat.

Farid ate only three carrots for lunch. - Farid fṭer b-telt ḥebbat zṛuddiyya beṛk.

How did you like those sandwiches we had for lunch? - Ɛeǧbu-k haduk ṣ-ṣandwičat lli fṭerna b-ihum?

I ate a hamburger for lunch. - Fṭert b-hamburger.

I ate a salad for lunch. - Fṭert b-claḍa.

I don't know what Farid wants to eat for lunch. - Ma ɛlabal-i-c wac ḥebb yakul Farid f l-fṭur.

I don't want to eat sausage for lunch, because I prefer meat with potatoes. - Ma ṛa-ni-c ḥayeb nefṭer b-l-mergaz xaṭer nfeḍḍel nakul l-lḥem u l-baṭaṭa.

I had an egg salad sandwich for lunch. - Fṭert b-ṣandwič taɛ c-claḍa taɛ l-biḍ.

I had a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for lunch. - Fṭert b-ṣandwič taɛ z-zebda u l-meɛǧun.

I had a sandwich for lunch. - Fṭert b-ṣandwič.

I had beef stew for lunch. - Fṭert b-cṭiṭḥa taɛ l-begri.

I know what you ate for lunch. - Ɛlabal-i wac klif f l-fṭur.

I usually have a ham and cheese sandwich for lunch. - Ana mwalef nefṭer b-ṣandwič taɛ j-jambun u l-feṛmaǧ.

Most days he eats a peanut butter sandwich for lunch. - Qrib kul yum, yefṭer b-ṣandwič taɛ z-zebda taɛ l-kawkaw.

We had leftovers for lunch. - Fṭerna b-l-makla lli bqat.

What does Farid eat for lunch? - Wac yakul Farid f l-fṭur?

What did you and Farid eat for lunch? - Wac klitu f l-fṭur nta u Farid?

What do you usually have for lunch? - Wac mwalef takul f l-fṭur?

What's your favorite thing to have for lunch? - Wecnu hiya l-ḥaǧa lli tḥebb tefṭer bi-ha?

What will you have for lunch today? - Wac ṛa-k ṛayeḥ takul f l-fṭur l-yum?

Will you eat a sandwich for lunch? - Tefṭer b-ṣandwič?


Examples (to feel like an early lunch):

I thought you might feel like an early lunch. - Qult balak ṛa-k ḥayeb tefṭer bekri.


Examples (to get some lunch):

Does anybody want to get some lunch? - Ckun fi-kum ḥebb yefṭer?

Do you want to get some lunch? - Ma ṛa-k-c ḥayeb tefṭer?

Let's go get lunch. - Ayya nṛuḥu neffeṭru.

Where can we get lunch? - Ɛla qeddac neffeṭru?


Examples (to go for lunch/to go to lunch):

Do you want to go to lunch? - Ḥebbit tṛuḥ tefṭer?

Farid asked Layla where she wanted to go for lunch. - Farid seqsa Karima win ḥebbet tṛuḥ tefṭer.

Farid doesn't want to go to lunch with you. - Farid ma ḥebb-c iṛuḥ yefṭer mɛa-k.

Farid goes to a restaurant for lunch at least three times a week. - Farid iṛuḥ yefṭer f r-risṭura ɛel aqell telt xeṭrat f s-smana.

"Where will we go for lunch?" "Farid, you decide. I can't." - "Win nṛuḥu neffeṭru?" "Nta lli tqerrer ya Farid."


Examples (to have a large lunch):

I usually don't have time to eat a large lunch. - F l-ɛada, ma ɛend-i-c l-weqt bac nefṭer mliḥ.


Examples (to have lunch):

At noon he has lunch in an Italian restaurant. - Ɛel ṭ-ṭnac, huwa yefṭer f waḥed r-risṭura ṭelyaniyya.

At noon, I have lunch with my classmates. - Ɛel ṭ-ṭnac, nefṭer mɛa z-zumala tawɛ-i.

Don't go out now. We're about to have lunch. - Ma texreǧ-c duṛk. Ṛa-na ṛayḥin neffeṭru.

Do you know a good place to have lunch? - Teɛṛef kac meḍreb mliḥ neffeṭru fi-h?

Farid and Karima had lunch in Mila. - Farid u Karima feṭru f Mila.

Farid said Karima might not eat lunch. - Balak Farid u Karima ma yeffeṭru-c.

Farid came back home and had lunch with Karima. - Farid wella l-d-daṛ u fṭer mɛa Karima.

Farid didn't have lunch. - Farid ma fṭer-c.

Farid had lunch outside with Karima. - Farid fṭer beṛṛa mɛa Karima.

Farid had lunch with Karima. - Farid fṭer mɛa Karima.

Farid had lunch with Karima in Mila last week. - Farid fṭer mɛa Karima f Mila s-smana lli fatet.

Farid has already had lunch. - Farid fṭer dija.

Farid hasn't had lunch yet. - Farid mazal ma fṭer-c.

Farid is having lunch with the police chief. - Farid ṛa-hu yefṭer mɛa c-caf taɛ l-pulisiyya.

Farid left after he had lunch. - Farid ki fṭer, ṛaḥ.

Farid said that you and he had lunch. - Farid qal belli fṭertu nta u iyya-h.

Farid saw Karima having lunch with Samir. - Farid caf Karima tefṭer mɛa Samir.

How about having our lunch in the park? - U lukan neffeṭru f l-ǧaṛdina?

Have you decided where we are having lunch? - Frit-ha win ṛa-k ḥayeb tefṭer?

Have you had any lunch? - Kac ma fṭert?

He cannot be hungry; he has just had lunch. - Ma yeqder-c ikun ǧiɛan. Hada win fṭer.

He was having lunch when I entered the room. - Kan yefṭer ki dxelt l-l-bit.

I'm afraid I won't be able to have lunch with you today. - Balak ma neqder-c nefṭer mɛa-kum l-yum.

I'm hungry because I haven't had lunch. - Ṛa-ni ǧiɛan xaṭer ma fṭert-c.

I am to have lunch with him. - Ṛa-ni ṛayeḥ nefṭer mɛa-h.

I had a late lunch. - Ma fṭert-c bekri.

I had lunch around eleven because I was hungry. - Fṭert ɛel ǧwayeh l-ḥdac xaṭer ǧeɛt.

I had lunch at the canteen. - Fṭert f l-kantina.

I've just had lunch. - Hada win fṭert.

I'm about to have lunch. - Hada win ṛa-ni ṛayeḥ nefṭer.

I'm not having lunch with her. - Ma ṛa-ni-c nefṭer mɛa-ha.

I'm pretty hungry. When can we go have lunch? - Ṛa-ni meyyet men l-ǧuɛ. Ɛla qeddac neqqedru nṛuḥu neffeṭru?

I didn't have lunch. - Ma fṭert-c.

If I hadn't already eaten, I would love to have had lunch with you. - Lukan ma klit-c dija, nefṭer mɛa-k b-l-feṛh. ~

I had lunch with Farid at that restaurant. - Fṭert mɛa Farid f hadik r-risṭura.

I had lunch with her today. - L-yum fṭert mɛa-ha.

I took my time having lunch. - Fṭert b-ɣerḍ-i.

I want to eat lunch now. - Ḥebbit nefṭer duṛk.

I was having lunch. - Kunt nefṭer.

I was having my lunch, when the phone rang. - Kunt nefṭer ki ṣuna t-tilifun.

Let's go have lunch. - Ayya nṛuḥu neffeṭru.

Let's have lunch! - Ayya neffeṭru!

Let's have lunch on the patio. - Ayya neffeṭru f s-sḥin.

Let's have lunch together. - Ayya neffeṭru kifkif.

Maybe we could get together sometime and have lunch. - Balak neqqedru netlaqaw kac xeṭra u neffeṭru kifkif.

Once a month, she has lunch with her father. - Hiya tefṭer mɛa baba-ha xeṭra f c-cheṛ.

The three of them ate lunch together. - Feṭru kifkif bin tlata.

They had lunch. - Huma feṭru.

Today I'm having lunch with my sister. - L-yum, ṛa-ni ṛayeḥ nefṭer mɛa xut-i.

We are going to the lake to have lunch. - Ṛa-na ṛayḥin neffeṭru f l-gelta.

We're having lunch here. - Ṛa-na neffeṭru hna.

We are having lunch in the garden. - Ṛa-na neffeṭru f l-ǧaṛdina.

We could all have lunch, if you'd like. - Neqqedru gaɛ neffeṭru ida ḥebbitu.

We had a late lunch at two. - Fṭerna ɛel z-zuǧ.

We had an early lunch. - Fṭerna bekri.

We had an early lunch at school. - Fṭerna bekri f l-msid.

We had a very nice lunch. - Fṭerna fṭur hayel.

We had lunch earlier than usual and went out at twelve thirty. - Fṭerna qbel l-weqt lli mwalfin neffeṭru fi-h, umbeɛd xreǧna ɛel ṭ-ṭnac u neṣṣ.

We have lunch at about noon. - Ḥna neffeṭru ɛla ǧwayeh ṭ-ṭnac.

We had lunch at McDonald's. - Fṭerna f McDonald's.

We had lunch in the meeting room. - Fṭerna f qaɛet l-ǧtimaɛat.

We have lunch at midday. - Ḥna neffeṭru f wesṭ n-nhaṛ.

We often have lunch together. - Ḥna neffeṭru bezzaf kifkif.

We sat down to have lunch. - Qɛedna bac neffeṭru.

We were supposed to have lunch together, remember? - Kunna ṛayḥin neffeṭru kifkif, cfit wella lala?

What's this, you're having lunch without me! - Wecnu hada? Ṛa-k tefṭer bla b-iyya?

What time are you having lunch? - Ɛla qeddac ṛa-k ṛayeḥ tefṭer?

Where can we have lunch? - Win neqqedru neffeṭru?

Where will you have lunch today? - Win ṛa-k ṛayeḥ tefṭer l-yum?

Who did you have lunch with? - Mɛa men fṭert?

Why don't the three of us have lunch together? - Ɛlac ma neffeṭru-c bin tlata?

Will you have lunch with me? - Maɛlic tefṭer mɛa-ya?

Will you have time to have lunch with me? - Ikun ɛend-k l-weqt tefṭer mɛa-ya?


Examples (to have lunch plans):

Do you have lunch plans? - Kac ma xeṭṭeṭt l-l-fṭur?

I have lunch plans with Farid. - Ṛani nawi nefṭer mɛa Farid.


Examples (to invite sb to lunch):

I'd like to invite you to lunch, if you're not busy. - Ṛa-ni ḥayeb neɛreḍ-k l-fṭur ida ma ṛa-k-c mecɣul.


Examples (to join sb for lunch):

Do you want to join me for lunch? - Ma tefṭer-c mɛa-ya?


Examples (to take lunch):

Farid and Karima started taking their lunches together in the park. - Farid u Karima bdaw yeffeṭru kifkif f l-ǧaṛdina.


Examples (lunch box):

Farid grabbed his lunch pail and headed for school. - Farid rfed l-gamila taɛ-u u ṛaḥ l-l-msid.

Is that Farid's lunch box? - Hadik l-gamila taɛ Farid?


Examples (lunch room):

Farid looked around the lunch room to see who was there. - Farid xzer men u men f l-kantina bac icuf ckun kan l-temm.

I left my textbooks in the lunch room. - Xellit l-ktabat tawɛ-i f l-kantina.


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