Useful Arabic Phrases



English Phrases Arabic Phrases
Hi! Salam! سلام
Good morning! Sabah al khair صباحالخير
Good evening! Masaa al khair مساءالخير
Welcome! (to greet someone) Marhaban مرحبا
How are you? Kaif Halek كيفحالك
I’m fine, thanks! Ana bekhair, shukran! أنابخيرشكراً
Thank you (very much)! Shukran (jazeelan) (شكرا (جزيلا
You’re welcome! (for “thank you”) Al’afw ألعفو
Hey! Friend! Ahlan sadiqi/ sadiqati! (female) أهلاصديقي/صديقتي!
What’s new? Maljadeed? مالجديد؟
Good night! Tosbeh ‘ala khair/تصبح/ تصبحينعلىخير
See you later! Araka/ Araki (female) fi ma ba’d أراكفيمابعد
Good bye! Ma’a salama معالسلامة
Asking for Help and Directions
I’m lost أضعتطريقي! Ada’tu tareeqi
Can I help you? Hal baemkani mosa’adatuk? هلبإمكانيمساعدتك؟
Can you help me? Hal baemkanek mosa’adati? هلبإمكانكمساعدتي؟
Where is the (bathroom/ pharmacy)? Ayna ajedu (al merhaad/ assaidaliah)أينأجد (المرحاض/ الصيدلية)؟
I’m looking for john. Abhatu ‘an John أبحثعنجون
One moment please! Lahda men fadlek/ fadleki (female)لحظةمنفضلك
Hold on please! (phone) ibqa/ ibqay (female) ala al khat raja’anإبقى/ أبقيعليالخطرجاءا
How much is this? Kam thamanoh? (th as in bath)كمثمنه؟
Excuse me ...! (to ask for something) Men fathlek/ fathleki (female) (th as in that)منفضلك
Excuse me! ( to pass by) Almaztah المعذرة
Come with me! Ta’ala/ ta’alay (female) ma’ee! تعالمعي
Do you speak (English/ Arabic)? Hal tatakallamu alenjleziah/ alarabiah?هلتتكلمالإنجليزية /العربية؟
Just a little. Qaleelan! قليلا
What’s your name? Ma esmouk? Ma esmouki? ماإسمك؟
My name is ... Esmee… إسمي....
Mr.../ Mrs.…/ Miss… Assayed…/ Assayeda…/ Al anesah ...السيد... /السيدة/ الانسة...
Nice to meet you! Tasharaft/ (f) bema’refatekتشرفتبمعرفتك
Where are you from? Men ayna anta/ anti (female)? منأينأنت؟