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Arabic Phrases

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nibbs06's version from 2016-08-03 00:19

Proper Grammar

Question Answer
أنا ʾAna I
أنتَ ʾAntaYou (male)
أنتِ ʾAntiYou (female)
أنتُم ʾAntumYou (plural)
نَحْنُ NaḥnuWe
هُم HomThey
هُوَ HuwaHe
هِيَ HiyaShe
ذا HadhaThis (masculine)
هذه HadhahiThis (feminine)
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Greetings/What's up

Question Answer
السَّلامُ عَلَيْكُمْ - مَرْحَبًا ʾAssalāmu ʿalaykum - marḥabanHello - Peace
وعَلَيْكُمُ السَّلام - مَرْحَبًا Wā ʿalaykumu s-salām - marḥabanHello - Peace
أَهْلاً ʾAhlanWelcome
مَعَ السّلامَة Maʿa s-salāmaGoodbye
!صَبَاحُ الخَيْر Sabaḥu l-ḫairGood morning!
!مَساءُ الخَيْر Masāʾu l-ḫairGood evening!
!تُصبِح على خَيْر Tusbiḥ ʿala ḫairGood night! (to a male)
!تُصبِحينَ على خَيْر Tusbiḥi ʿala ḫairGood night! (to a female)
کَيْفَ ٱلْحَال؟ Kayfa l-ḥālHow are you?
;كيف حالُكَ؟ Kayla hālukaHow are you? (to a male)
كيف حالـُكِ؟ Kayla hālukiHow are you? (to a female)
وَأنـْتَ؟ Wa ʾantaAnd you? (to a male)
وَأنـْتِ؟ Wa ʾantiAnd you? (to a female)
!أراكَ في مَا بَعد ʾArāka fima baʿdSee you later! (to a male)
!أراكِ فِيمَا بَعد ʾArāki fima baʿdSee you later! (to a female)
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Basic Question/Answer

Question Answer
مَا ٱسْمُك؟ Mā smukWhat's your name?
…اسْمِي IsmiMy name is …
.لا أتَحَدَّثُ الْعَرَبيّة Lā ʾataḥaddaṯu l-ʿarabiyyahI don't speak Arabic.
.أتحدث الإنجليزية Ataḥaddaṯu al-ingilīziyyahI speak English.
.أتَحَدَّثُ قليلاً من الْعَرَبيّة Ataḥaddaṯu qalilan min l-ʿarabiyyahI speak a little Arabic.
.لا أعْرِف Lā ʾaʿrifI don't know.
.لا أفْهَم Lā ʾafhamI don't understand.
نَعَمْ NaʿamYes
لا LāNo
مِنْ فَضْلِك Min faḍlikPlease
شُكْرًا ŠukranThanks
!شـُكـْراً جَزيلاً Šukran jazīlanThank you very much!
!عفواً ʿAfwanYou're welcome!
.عَفْوًا - عُذْراً ʿAfwan - ʿuḏranExcuse me.
.آسِف ʾĀsifI'm sorry.
مبروك MabrukCongratulations
كَمْ؟ KamHow much?
.أنا جائِع ʾAna jāʾiʿI'm hungry.
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Family

Question Answer
أُمِّي ʾUmi My mother
أَخِي ʾAḫiMy brother
أُختِي ʾUḫtiMy sister
عَمِّي ʿAmiMy uncle (paternal)
خَالِي KhaliMy uncle (maternal)
عَمَّتي ʿAmatiMy aunt (paternal)
خَالَتِي ḪalatiMy aunt (maternal)
زَوجِي AawjiMy husband
زَوجَتيZawjatiMy wife
جَدِّي JaddiMy grandfather
جَدَّتي JaddatiMy grandmother
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Basics

Question Answer
No thanksLa shu-kran
PleaseMin fadlak/min fanlike (M/F)
Let’s goYa-llah
Sorry, excuse meAf-wan, muta’assif
HelloSalam alaykoom
Hello (in response)Wa alaykoom salam
Good morningSabahh el-kheer
Good morning (in response)Sabah in-nuwr
Good eveningMassa’ el kheer
Good evening (in response)Massa’ in-nuwr
WelcomeAh-hlan wa sah-hlan
Welcome (in response)Ahh-lan beek/beeki (M/F)
GreetingsMar-haba
How are you?Kay fah-lak?/Kay fah-lik? (M/F)
Fine, thank youZayn, shu-kran/Zayna, shu-kran (M/F)
Praise GodAl hum-duleh-la
GreatZay al foll
What’s your name?Shuw ismak?/Shuw ismik? (M/F)
My name isIs-mee [your name]
No problemMish-mishkella
Where are you from?Inta min-ayn/Inti min-ayn? (M/F)
I’m fromAnaa min [country]
AmericaAme-ri-ki
BritainBrai-ta-ni
EuropeO-ro-pi
IndiaAl hind
It’s a pleasure to have met youForsa sai-eeda
I’m honored (in response)Ana as-ad
GoodbyeMa-salama
Leave it, or Who cares?Kalli Valli
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Travel

Question Answer
arkheescheap
ghaleeexpensive
Ghalee giddan!That’s expensive!
halifree
faadiempty
kabeerbig
sagheersmall
mataarairport
sareerbed
beerabeer
agalabike
arabeyacar
hes-sabrestaurant check/bill
babdoor
bad al reisimain door/entrance
moustashfahospital
fallousmoney
methafmuseum
sayidalayapharmacy
mat’amrestaurant
maghacafé
ughfaroom
takstaxi
hagathing
walla haganothing
maiyawater
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More

Question Answer
I understandAna fahim/ana fahma (M/F)
I don’t understandAna mu fa-him/ana mu fahhma (M/F)
I’m sickAna ay-yan/Ana ay-yana
I likeAna beheb
I don’t likeAna mabeh-bish
I wantAna areed
I want to buyAna areed an ashtaree
I’m looking forAna badowar
What?Shuw?
Why?Laysh?
Who?Meen?
When?Mata?
Where?Wayn?
How?Kayf?
May I?Mumkin?
Could you please?Mumkin min fadhlak?
Where isWayn al [thing]
the grocery storeba’ala
the gas stationmahattat betrol
What does that mean?Yanni eh?
Where’s the nearest . . . ?Wayn aghrab?
How do I get toAna unzil [place] zay?
the Cornichecorniche zay?
What time is it?Sa’ kam?
It is . . .Sa’ [number]
wara es-shamsmiddle of nowhere
uddam alin front of [thing]
khushgo
ala toolstraight
hennahere
khush yameen min hennago right here
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