English Arabic
Welcome Ahlanwasahlan/
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
(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 …?’)
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