Friday, December 23, 2011

More Arabic phrases

Basic Arabic Phrases


Good Night & Sweet Dreams! Laila sa'eda wa ahlaam ladida ليلة سعيدة و أحلام لذيذة!
I'm Sorry! (if you don't hear something) 3afwan! عفوا!
Sorry (for a mistake) Aasef! أسف!
No Problem! La moshkelah لامشكلة
Can You Say It Again? A3ed men fadlek!/ A3eedi men fadleki (fem) أعد من فضلك
Can You Speak Slowly? Takalam bebot' men fadlek/ fadleki (fem) تكلم ببطء من فضلك
Write It Down Please!
Oktobha men fadlek/ Oktobiha men fadleki (fem) أكتبها من فضلك! / أكتبيها من فضلك!
I Don't Understand! La afham! لا أفهم
I Don't Know! La a3ref! لآ أعرف!
I Have No Idea. La adri! لاأدري
What's That Called In Arabic? Ma esmoho bel arabiah? ما أسمه بالعربية؟
What Does "qit" Mean In English?
Mada ta3ni kalemat "qit" bel inglizia? ماذا تعني كلمة "قط" بالانجليزية؟
How Do You Say "Please" In Arabic?
Kaifa taqulu kalimat "please" bel arabia? كيف تقول كلمة "بليز" بالعربية؟
What Is This? Ma hadha (dh sound like the one in that) ما هذا؟
My Arabic Is Bad. Lughati al arabic laisat kama yajib لغتي العربية ليست كما يجب
I need to practice my Arabic
Ahtaaju an atadarraba 3ala al arabia! احتاج ان اتدرب على العربية
Don't Worry! La taqlaq! La taqlaqi (fem) لاتقلق/ لا تقلقي!


1. Open - Eftah ( Eftah Hada Folder - Open this Folder) * Hada=This
2. Close - Saker (Saker Hada Maktab - Close this Office)
3. Kam - How much/How many (Kam Foloos - How much Money?) *Foloos=Money
When you go to the Souk (Market): Kam Hada Samak? = How Much is (the/this) fish? * Samak=Fish
or simply point the fish and say "Kam Hada? or "Kam?"
4. When you go to a clinic for medical or when you apply for your company I.D.:
Inta/Inti Fi 2x2 Sora? - (You) Have 2x2 Photo(s)? * Inta (You for Males), Inti (You for Females), Fi (Have) and Sora (Photo)
5. Inta/Inti Filipini? (Are you Filipino?) Nationalities usually ends in "I" thus Filipini
6. Gib is an Arab word which was taken from the English word Give. It also means Give (Why B? Coz there's no V in Arabic language) / Manhak is the Arabic term for Give but Gib is already acceptable and very popular among Arabs and expats.
7. Ashra (10) - Remember this coz you need this to tell the taxicab driver you want to go to a certain place for 10 riyals even in reality it could reach 15 or 20 riyals. Don't go inside the taxi yet when you ask for "discount". Make sure the driver agrees with your price which is Ashra before you go inside the cab.
LEARN SOME "EVERYDAY ARABIC WORDS" SPOKEN HERE IN SAUDI ARABIA.

1. Mafi Mushkila - No Problem
3. Fi Mushkila - There's Problem
2. Mafi Mujod/Fi Mujod - Not Here/It's Here
3. Salam (Used in greetings, shorter for Salam Malaykum meaning peace be unto you!)
Just answer back "Salam" also
4. Miya Miya - 100% or Complete
5. Soweya - Little; Soweya Soweya (Gradually or Little by Little)
6. Shukran - Thanks
7. Afwan - Welcome
8. Kalas - Finished; Done; (Tapos!)
9. Kwuis- Good; OK
10.Shof- Look or Watch...
12. Kam- How much (for buying or for asking price/measurements)
13. Shokol - Work
14. Musta Ajil - Urgent (corrected)
15. Baden - If possible
16. Aiwa - Yes
17. La - No (usually heard as La la la la la but don't be offended by it)
DIRECTIONS:
1. Fok - Up
2. Tahat - Down
3. Alatul - Straight (Diretso) - can be used for taxis (go straight) or office (work straight)
4. Yasser - Left
5. Yameen- Right
6. Taal Hena!- Come here! (hint: Hena = here)
7. Barra- Outside
8. Guwa-Inside
1. INSHA ALLAH (hopefully in God's will..or loosely used for Maybe! Sana!) --> popularly heard and used.
2. MASHA ALLAH (Expression of appreciation of beauty that comes or given by God),
3. MISHMI ALLAH (in the name of GOD)
4. ALHAMDULI'LAH (Thanks be to God for all I have or Where I am) --> popularly heard and used.
5. BISIMALLAH in the name of God. (contraction for Bi ism allah)
Yes: na,am, aiwa
No: la
Hello: al salaam a' Laykum/marhaba
Hello: (reply) WA alaykum al salaam
Good Bye: ma salaama

Why?: lain?
Who?: meen?
When?: mata?
How?: kaif?
Days of the Week
Sunday: al ahad
Monday: al ithnain
Tuesday: al thalatha
Wednesday: al arba
Thursday: al khamees
Friday: al juma
Saturday: al sabat
Today: al youm
Yesterday: ams
Tomorrow: bukra, ghadan
After tomorrow: baad bukra
In the morning: fe al sabah
In the afternoon: baad al dhuar
Tonight: fel al massa

Eating
Bread: Khubz
Breakfast: Iftar
Dinner: Ashaa
Lunch: Gadaa
Coffee: Qahwa
Fish: Samak
Milk: Haleeb
Onion: Basal
Orange: Burdukali
Salad: Salata

Colors
Black: Aswad
Blue: Azrak
Brown: Jauzi, Buni
Green: Akhdar
Grey: Ramadi
Purple: Urjuwani,
Banafsaji (violet)
Red: Ahmar
Family
Brother: Akh
Daughter (of): Bint
Father: Ab
Grandfather: Jadd
Grandmother: Jaddah
Mother: Umm
Sister: Akht
Son (of): Ibn



Useful Arabic Words & Phrases
Click here for Numbers, Day Names, Times, and Colors
(m) for male and (f) for female
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Word Arabic
Hello Salam - Marhaba

What is your name? Sho Ismak? (m) Sho Ismek? (m)

My name is ... Ismi ...

I don't speak Arabic Ana ma ba'aref ahkee Arabee

I speak Arabic a little Baa'ref Arabee Showayya


I / Me Ana

You Inta (m) Inti (f)

He Howwa

She Heyya

We Ehna

They Homm


Yes Na'am - Aaywa

No La'a
How are you? Keef halak? (m) Keef halek? (f)

Thanks God (answer to How are you?) Al-Hamdolillah

Fine (answer to How are you?) Kowayyes (m) Kowayyesah (f)

Good morning Sabah El-Khair

Good evening Masaa El-Khair

Goodbye Ma'assalama - Bye

Hopefully Inshalla


Thank you Shukran

Thanks indeed Shukran Jazilan

Welcome Afwan (answer to Shukran)

You are welcome Ahlan Wa Sahlan

Excuse me? (as question) Laww Smaht (m) Laww Smahti (female)

Excuse me! (as sorry) Afwan

Pardon me Samehni (m) Samehini (f)

If you please Min fadlak (m) Min fadlik (f)

Help me Sa'adni (m) Sa'adini (f)

Sorry Aasif

Congratulations Mabrook - Tahanina

Wait Istanna

Hurry up Besora'a

Go away Emshi


I want Biddi

We want Bidna

Do you want? Beddak (m) Beddek (f)


How much? Bekam? - Addesh?

This Hada

That Hadak

These Hadol

How much is this? Bekam Hada? - Addesh Hada?

What is this? Sho Hada?

Expensive Ghali

Too Much Kteer

Beautiful Jameel - Helow

Nice Lateef


Right Yameen

Left Shemal

Straight Doghree


Down Town Wast El-Balad

Street Share'a

Hotel Fondoq

Museum Mathaf

Mall Souq

Restaurant Mat'am

Hospital Mustashfa

Toilet / W.C. Hammam

Doctor Tabeeb

Police Shorta

Passport El-Jawaz

Identity Haweyya


Car Seyyara

Taxi Taxi Ojrah

Bus Bas

Airplane Teyyara

Train Qetar


Tea Shai

Coffee Ahwe

Food Akel

Juice Aaseer

Hubbly-bubbly water pipe Argila

Sugar Sokkar

Without Sugar Bdoun Sokkar

Milk Haleeb


The Bill El-Hesab

Invoice Fatora

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Useful Arabic phrases
English (Arabic) العربية
Welcome
(ahlan wa sahlan) أهلاً و سهلاً

Hello
(assa'lām ā'laykum) السلام عليكم
response - (wa ā'laykum assa'lām) و عليكم السلام
informal - (marḥabā) مرحبا
on phone - ('ālló) آلو
How are you?
(kaifa halok) كيف حالك؟
Long time no see
(lam naraka mundu mudda(h)) لم نرك منذ مدة
What's your name?
(má ismuk?) ما اسمك؟
(má huwa ismuk(i)) ما هو اسمك؟
my name is - (... ismee) ...اسمي
Where are you from?
(Men ayna anta/anti?) من أين أنت؟
I'm from ... - (Ana men ...) أنا من ...
Pleased to meet you
m (motasharefon bema'refatek) متشرف بمعرفتك
f (motasharefatun bema'refatek) متشرفة بمعرفتك
Good morning
(ṣabāḥul kẖayr) صباح الخير
Good afternoon/evening
(masā'ul kẖayr) مساء الخير
Good night
(taṣbaḥo 'alā kẖayr) تصبح على خير
(laylah sa'ēdah) ليلة سعيدة
Goodbye
(ila'lli'qa') إلى اللقاء (ma'a ssa'lāma) مع السلامة
Good luck
(bettawfēq) بالتوفيق!
Have a nice day
اتمنى لك يوما طيبا
Bon appetit
(bil haná wal shifá) بالهناء والشفاء / بالهنا والشفا
may you have your meal with gladness and health
Bon voyage
Happy Journey (rḥlah sʿīdah) رحلة سعيدة
Successful Journey (rḥlah mwaffaqah) رحلة موفق
I don't understand
(lā afham) لا أفهم

Please speak more slowly
(takalam bebot' men fadlek(i)) تكلم ببطء من فضلك
Please write it down
(oktobha men fadlek(i)) أكتبها من فضلك
Do you speak Arabic?
(hal tatakallamo alloghah al arabiah?) هل تتكلم اللغة العربية؟
Yes, a little (na'am, qaleelan) نعم, قليل
Excuse me
to attract attention - (men fathlek(i)) من فضلك!
to ask someone to move (alma'derah) المعذرة!
How much is this?
f - (bikam hādihi?) بكم هذه؟ \ m - (bikam hādā?) بكم هذا؟
Sorry
(āsef!) أسف
Thank you
(shukrān jazēlan) ﺷﻜﺮﺍﹰ جزيلا (shukrān) ﺷﻜﺮﺍﹰ
you're welcome - (al'afw) ألعفو
Where's the toilet?
(ain al-ḥammām?) أين الحمّام؟
Would you like to dance with me?
>m (hal tuħibb ʔan tarqus̱?) هل تحبْ أن ترقص؟
>f (tuħibbina ʔan tarqus̱ī?) تحبْين أل ترقصي؟
I love you
to a man (uħib:ukato) أُحِبُّكَ
to a woman - (uħib:uki) أُحِبُّكِ
How do you say ... in Arabic?
كيف تقول كلمة ... بالعربية؟
(Kaifa taqoulu kalimat ... bel arabia?)
Leave me alone!
to females - اتركيني male speaking - اتركني
Call the police!
(nādi ššariṭah) ناد الشرطة!
Merry Christmas
and a Happy New Year
اجمل التهاني بمناسبة الميلاد و حلول السنة الجديدة
(Ajmel altehani bemonasebt almīlad wa helol alseneh aljedīdah)
(kullu sina winta t̴ayyib - to a man) كل سنة وانت طيّب
(kullu sina winti t̴ayyiba - to a woman) كل سنة وانت طيّبة
Happy Easter
فِصْح سعيد
Happy Birthday
(kul sana wa inta tayyeb) كل سنة و انت طيب
(kul ʿam wa inta bihair) كل عام و أنت بخير
My hovercraft is full of eels
(ḥawwāmtī mumtilah biānqalaysūn) حَوّامتي مُمْتِلئة


Arabic Phrases
English Phrases Arabic Transliterated Phrases Arabic Script
Arabic Greetings:
Hi! Salam! سلام
Good Morning! Sabah el kheer صباح الخير
Good Evening! Masaa el kheer مساء الخير
Welcome! (to greet someone) Marhaban مرحبا
How Are You? Kaifa haloka/ haloki ( female) كيف حالك؟
I'm Fine, Thanks! Ana bekhair, shokran! أنا بخير شكرا
And You? Wa ant? / Wa anti? (female) و أنت؟
Good/ So-So. Jayed/ 'aadee جيد / عادي
Thank You (Very Much)! Shokran (jazeelan) شكرا (جزيلا)
You're Welcome! (for "thank you") Al'afw ألعفو
Hey! Friend! Ahlan sadiqi/ sadiqati! (female) أهلا صديقي /صديقتي!
I Missed You So Much! Eshtaqto elaika/ elaiki (female) katheeran إشتقت إليك كثيرا
What's New? Maljadeed? مالجديد؟
Nothing Much Lashai jadeed لا شيء جديد
Good Night! Tosbeho/ tosbeheena (female) 'ala khair/ تصبح/ تصبحين على خير
See You Later! Araka/ Araki (female) fi ma ba'd أراك في مابعد
Good Bye! Ma'a salama مع السلامة




Help & Directions:
I'm Lost Ada'tu tareeqi! أضعت طريقي!
Can I Help You? Hal beemkani mosa'adatuk? هل بإمكاني مساعدتك؟
Can You Help Me? Hal beemkanek mosa'adati? هل بإمكانك مساعدتي؟
Where is the (bathroom/ pharmacy)? Ayna ajedu (al merhaad/ assaidaliah)? أين أجد (المرحاض/ الصيدلية)؟
Go Straight! Then Turn Left/ Right! imshy ala tool, thumma 'arrij yaminan/ shimalan أمشٍ على طول ثم عرّج يمينا/ شمالا!
I'm Looking For John. Abhatu 'an John أبحث عن جون
One Moment Please! Lahda men fadlek/ fadleki (female) لحظة من فضلك
Hold On Please! (phone) ibqa/ ibqay (female) ala al khat raja'an إبقى/ أبقي علي الخط رجاءا!
How Much Is This? Kam howa thamanoh? (th as in bath) كم هو ثمنه؟
Excuse Me ...! ( to ask for something) Men fathlek/ fathleki (female) (th as in that) من فضلك
Excuse Me! ( to pass by) Alma'derah! المعذرة
Come With Me! Ta'ala/ ta'alay (female) ma'ee! تعال معي!
Personal Info:
Do You Speak (English/ Arabic)? Hal tatakallamu alloghah alenjleziah/ alarabiah? هل تتكلم اللغة الإنجليزية /العربية؟
Just a Little. Qaleelan! قليلا!
What's Your Name? Ma esmouk? Ma esmouki? ما إسمك؟
My Name Is …. Esmee… إسمي....
Mr.../ Mrs.…/ Miss… Assayed…/ Assayeda…/ Al anesah ... السيد... /السيدة/ الانسة...
Nice To Meet You! Motasharefon/ motasharefatun (f) bema'refatek متشرف / متشرفة بمعرفتك
You're Very Kind! Anta lateef/ Anti lateefa أنت لطيف! أنتِ لطيفة!
Where Are You From? Men ayna anta/ anti (female)? من أين أنت؟
I'm From (the U.S/ Morocco) Ana men (amreeka/ almaghrib) أنا من (أمريكا/ المغرب)
I'm (American) Ana (amreeki/ amrekiah (female) أنا أمريكي/أمريكية
Where Do You Live? Ayna taskun?/ Ayna taskuneen? (female) أين تسكن؟ أين تسكنين؟
I live in (the U.S/ France) A'eesho fel welayat almotaheda/ faransa أعيش في الولايات المتحدة/ فرنسا
Did You Like It Here? Hal istamta'ta bewaqtika/ bewaqtiki (f) huna? هل استمتعت بوقتك هنا؟
Morocco Is a Wonderful Country Al maghrib baladun jameel! المغرب بلد جميل!
What Do You Do For A Living? Ma mehnatuk? Mehnatuki (female) ما مهنتك؟
I Work As A (Translator/ Businessman) A'mal ka(motarjim/ rajul a'maal) أعمل كمترجم/ كرجل أعمال
I Like Arabic Ohibbu allughah al arabia أحب اللغة العربية
I've Been Learning Arabic For 1 Month adrusu allughah al arabia mundu shahr أدرس اللغة العربية منذ شهر
Oh! That's Good! Hada shay'un Jameel هذا شيء جميل
How Old Are You? Kam howa umruk? umroki (female) كم هو عمرك؟
I'm (twenty, thirty…) Years Old. Umri ( 'eshreen/ thalatheen) sanah (th as in bath) عمري (عشرين/ ثلاثين) سنة
I Have To Go Yajebu an athhaba al aan! (th as in that) يجب أن اذهب الآن
I Will Be Right Back! Sa arje'o halan







Pronunciation
A: as in 'had'
E: as in 'bet'
I: as in 'hit'
O: as in 'hot'
U: as in 'put'

Basics
I: ana
You (sg): inta/inti (m/f)
He: huwa
She: hiya
We: nahnu
You (pl): untum/inti (m/f)
They: uhum

Greetings
Hello: as-salam alaykum
Hello (response): wa alaykum e-salam
Goodbye (person leaving): ma'a salama
Goodbye (person staying): alla ysalmak
Good morning: sabaH ala-kheir
Good afternoon: masa' al-kheir
Good night: tisbaH ala-kheir
Welcome: ahlan wa sahlan OR marHaba

Basics
Yes: aiwa/na'am
No: la
Maybe: mumkin
Please: min fadhlik
Thank you: shukran
You're welcome: afwan
Excuse me: lo tismaH
OK: tayib
No problem: mafi mushkila

Small talk
How are you?: kef Halak?
Fine thanks: zein al-Hamdulillah
What's your name?: shismak?
My name is?: ismi ?
I understand: ana fahim
I don't understand: la afham
I speak?: ana atakallam ?
Do you speak?: titkallam ??
English: inglizi
French: fransawi
German: almani
I don't speak Arabic: ma-atakallam arabi

Getting Around
Where is (the)??: wein (al-) ??
Airport: al-matar
Bus stop: mokaf al-bas
Bus station: maHattat al-bas
Taxi stand: maHattat tax
Bus: bas
Car: sayyara
Horse: Hsan
Camel: jamal
Taxi: tax

Directions
Address: onwan
Street: shari'
Number: raqam
City: madina
Here: hni
There: hnak
Next to: yam
Opposite: gbal/mgabel
Behind: wara
To: min

Signs
Entry: dukhol
Exit: khuruj
Toilets (men): Hammam lirrijal
Toilets (women): Hammam linnisa'a
Hospital: mustashfa
Police: shurta

Days
Monday: yom al-idhnayn
Tuesday: yom al-dhaladh
Wednesday: yom al-arba'
Thursday: yom al-khamis
Friday: yom al-jama'a
Saturday: yom as-sabt
Sunday: yom al-Had

Numbers
Zero: sifr
One: waHid
Two: idhnin
Three: dhladha
Four: arba'a
Five: khamsa
Six: sitta
Seven: sab'a
Eight: dhimania


Basic Arabic Phrases
naäam. Yes.
laa. No.
min faDlik. Please.
shukran. Thank you.
äafwan. You're welcome.
aläafw. Excuse me.
arjuu almaädhira. I am sorry.
sabaaH alkhayr. Good morning.
masaa' alkhayr. Good evening.
tuSbiH äalaa khayr. Good night.
Arabic Phrases for Meeting and Greeting
hal tataHaddath al'ingiliiziyya? Do you speak English?
hal yuwjad aHad hunaa yataHaddath al'ingiliiziyya?
Does anyone here speak English?
anaa ataHaddath faqaT qaliil min aläarabiyya.
I only speak a little Arabic.
maa ismuk? What is your name?
ismii Hasan. My name is Hasan.
kayfa Haluk? How are you?
anaa bikhayr shukran. I'm fine, thank you.
anaa saäiid jiddan bimuqaabalatak. I am very glad to meet you.
anaa laa afham. I don't understand.
madhaa taquul? What did you say?
hal yumkinuk attaHadduth bibuT'. Can you speak more slowly?
anaa afham tamaaman. I understand perfectly.

Arabic is a difficult language but not very difficult. I hope above basic phrases will help you to learn Arabic.
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