Useful Arabic Words

English

Arabic

Welcome

Ahlanwasahlan/
Hala

Hello (General greeting)

Marhaba

How are you?

Keifak?

Reply to ‘How are you?’

Ana kuwayes

Long time no see

Zaman annak

What’s your name?

Shu ismak

My name is …

Ismi

Where are you from?

Min weinenta

I’m from …

Ana min…

Pleased to meet you

Fursasaida

Good morning
(Morning greeting)

Sabah el kheir

Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)

Masa’a el kheir

Good night

Tisbahala kheir

Goodbye
(Parting phrases)

Ma’a al salamah

Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)

Bi sahatak

Have a nice day

Atamanalakyaoumjamil

Bon voyage /
Have a good journey

Ma’aal salamah

I understand

Ana fahem

I don’t understand

Ana mish fahem?

Yes

Na’am

No

La

Maybe

mumken

I don’t know …

Ma ba’araf

Please speak more slowly

Ihki shwai shwai

Please say that again

Eid

Please write it down

Uktub

Do you speak English?

Tehki inglizi?

Do you speak Arabic?

Tehki Arabi?

Yes, a little
(reply to ‘Do you speak …?’)

Shwai

Speak to me in Arabic

Ehki arabi

How do you say … in Arabic?

Kef bitgoul…bil arabi?

Excuse me

Afwan

How much is this? ?

Bikam

Sorry

Aasef

Please

Law samaht

Thank you

Shukran

Reply to thank you

Hala

Where’s the toilet? ?

Wein el hammam?

This gentleman will pay for everything

Huwa rah yidfa’a

This lady will pay for everything

Hia rah tidfa’a

Would you like to dance with me?

Bit hibturgosma’i?

I miss you

Ana mishtag

I love

Ana baheb

Get well soon

Bilsalameh

Go away!

Ruh !

Leave me alone!

Utrukni bi hali

Help!

Saidouni

Fire!

Hareeq

Stop!

Waggef

Call the police!

Ehki el police

Christmas /New Year/ Birthday greetings

Kul a’amwa anta bikhair

One language is never enough

Lughawahida la takfi