Arabic – English – Arabic Phrases

arabic phrases

Arabic language is a member of the Semitic group of the Hamito-Semitic family of languages. Classical Arabic language is the language of the people that live in the Middle East and Arabian Gulf. For this reason Arabic is the sacred language of the Islam and is used by Muslims throughout the world.

A modern Arabic-speaking person can comprehend the Holy Qur’an with as much proficiency as did the Arabs of fourteen centuries ago. Colloquial Arabic varies between countries and not all dialects are mutually intelligible.

Arabic is spoken as a native language by more than 130 million people, mostly found in North Africa, the Middle East, and the Arabic Peninsula.

Here are some of the basic words and phrases in Arabic that will help you get started in the United Arab Emirates and throughout the Middle East.

 

1
Wahid
16
sittaashr
2
ithnan
17
sabataashr
3
thalatha
18
thamantaashr
4
arbaa
19
tissataashr
5
khamsa
20
ishreen
6
sitta
30
thalatheen
7
sabaa
40
arabaeen
8
thamania
50
khamseen
9
tissa
60
sitteen
10
ashra
70
sabaeen
11
ihdashr
80
thamaneen
12
ithnashr
90
tissaeen
13
thalataashr
100
miya
14
arabataashr
1000
alf
15
khamstaashr

 

Saturday al sabat
Sunday al ahad
Monday al ithnain
Tuesday al thalatha
Wednesday al arba
Thursday al khamees
Friday al juma

 

Yes na,am, aiwa
No la
Please min fadlak (m) iki (f)
Thank You shukran
You are welcome afwan, ahlan wa sahlan
Excuse me / sorry assif
Hello al salaam a’ Laykum/marhaba
Hello (reply) WA alaykum al salaam
Good Bye ma salaama
How are you? kheif halak (m) iki (f)
Very Well tamam, bikhair
Do you speak English? tatakalam Inglesi?
I don’t understand anna mush fahim
Why? lain?
Who? meen?
What is this? shu hatha?
When? mata?
How? kaif?
How much is this? bikam hatha?
What is the discount? kam il khasem?
I want to buy…. Anna ureed ishtaraiti
¼ Kilo ruba kilo
½ Kilo nusf kilo
One bottle zujajah wahida
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

 

Where is… wain
the bank IL masrif
the restaurant IL mataam
the telephone IL hatif
the airport IL matar
the post office maktab IL bareed
the toilets IL hamam
the hospital IL mustashfa
the police station dar al shurta
traffic police IL murur
Go… rouh
to the left ala al yassar
to the right ALA al yameen
Go straight on alatool
The road al shar’e
Roundabout al dawar
Stop giff/towagaff
Finished intaha/khalas

 

No problem mafeeish muskkhkilla
Crazy majnoon
My name is… ismee
What is your name? ma ismiki (f)
ma ismikai (m)
It is too expensive ghalia katheer
It is too cheap hatha rakhees jedan
A little (or slowly) shwai
I feel ill ana mareed/a (f)
Thanks be to God al hamdulillah
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