EnglishArabic
WelcomeAhlanwasahlan/
Hala
Hello (General greeting)Marhaba
How are you?Keifak?
Reply to ‘How are you?’Ana kuwayes
Long time no seeZaman 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 youFursasaida
Good morning
(Morning greeting)
Sabah el kheir
Good afternoon
(Afternoon greeting)
Masa’a el kheir
Good nightTisbahala kheir
Goodbye
(Parting phrases)
Ma’a al salamah
Cheers! Good Health!
(Toasts used when drinking)
Bi sahatak
Have a nice dayAtamanalakyaoumjamil
Bon voyage /
Have a good journey
Ma’aal salamah
I understandAna fahem
I don’t understandAna mish fahem?
YesNa’am
NoLa
Maybemumken
I don’t know …Ma ba’araf
Please speak more slowlyIhki shwai shwai
Please say that againEid
Please write it downUktub
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 ArabicEhki arabi
How do you say … in Arabic?Kef bitgoul…bil arabi?
Excuse meAfwan
How much is this? ?Bikam
SorryAasef
PleaseLaw samaht
Thank youShukran
Reply to thank youHala
Where’s the toilet? ?Wein el hammam?
This gentleman will pay for everythingHuwa rah yidfa’a
This lady will pay for everythingHia rah tidfa’a
Would you like to dance with me?Bit hibturgosma’i?
I miss youAna mishtag
I loveAna baheb
Get well soonBilsalameh
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 greetingsKul a’amwa anta bikhair
One language is never enoughLughawahida la takfi