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Common Arabic Phrases

 
’Yallah’ - (Let’s go)
Sa’alam alekum - (Customary greeting, ’Hello, how are you?’)
Alekum as sa’alam - (Customary return greeting)
Keef Halak? -(How are you?)
Ana bekhair, Shokran! - (Very well, thank you)
Shokran - (Thank You)
Afwan - (You’re Welcome)
La Shokran - (No, thank you)
La - (No)
Na’am - (Yes)
La’aref - (I don’t know)
Ma’asalama - (Goodbye)
Aasef - (Sorry! For a mistake)
Ahlan or Hala - (Welcome. As to a home or place))
Wein? - (Where?)
Sabaah al kheir - (Good morning)
Sabaah al noor - (Rhe customary return greeting for ’Sabaah al kheir’)
Ma’asalamah - (Goodbye)
Insha’allah - (’God Willing’ - used very commonly in daily speech)
Allah Akbar - (’God is great’ - also used quite commonly in daily speech)
Hamaam - (Bathroom or Bath)
Bicam? - (How much?)
Lazeez - (Delicious)
Ta’al - (Come!)
Esmee ’Jane’ - (My name is ’Jane’)
Alhamdullilah - (Can be used as ’Bless you’ when sneezing or in response to ’Keef Halek’)
Kabeer/Sagheer - (Big / Small)
Kaman - (again)
Ana jae - (I’m hungry)
Ana ’atshaan - (I’m thirsty)
Saha! - (To your health, as in a toast, or ’enjoy your food’)
 
The numbers:
Waded=one
Ithnayne= two
Thalatha= three (th as in ’think’)
Arba’a= four
Khamsa=five
Setta=six
Sab’a=seven
Thamania=eight
Tis’a=nine
’Ashara=ten
 
 
 
 
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