Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Arabic - Conversation Essentials



These are some basic phrases in Arabic
Hi ~ marhaba
Hello ~ahlan wa sahlan/ ahlan
(response)~ ahlan beek or ya hala
Goodbye ~ma'a salaama/ Allah ma'ak
Good morning ~ Sabah al-khayr
(response) ~sabah an-noor
Good evening ~masaa al-khayr
(response) ~masaa a-noor
good night ~tisbah 'ala khayr
(response) ~wa inta min ahlu
Yes ~aywa/na'am
No ~la
Please (request) ~min fadlak/min fadlik (m/f)
Please (polite/restaurant) ~law samaht/law samahtee
Please ('come/'go ahead) ~tafadal (m)/tafadalee (f) / tafadalu (pl)
Thank You ~shukran
you're welcome ~'afwan or ahlan
How are you? ~kayf haalak/kayf haalik (m/f)
fine ~al-hamdu lillah (thanks be to god)
Please to meet you(departure) ~fursa sa'ida
Pardon/excuse me ~'afwan
sorry! ~'assif
Congratulations! ~mabrook
what's your name?~ shu-ismak/shu-ismik (m/f)
my name is. . . ~ismee. . .
Where are you from? ~min wayn inta
Do you speak. . ? ~btah-ki. . . /hal tatakallam. . .
I speak. . . ~ana bah-ki. . . /ana atakallam
english ~ingleezi
I understand ~ana afham
I don't understand ~ana ma bifham/ ana la afham
what does this mean? ~yaanee ay
I want an interpreter ~ureed mutarjem
I (don't) like ~ana (ma) bahib/ ana (la) uhib
no problem ~mish mushkila

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