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Useful Arabic Phrases
Updated on 01 January 2017

Are you visiting Dubai soon? Then learn some of the basic Arabic phrases and words to help you get around the town.


GREETINGS
Hello - marhaba
Peace be upon you - as-salaamu alaikum
(Response) Upon you be peace -
wa-alaikum as - salaam
Welcome - ahlan wa sahlan
Pleased to meet you - tasharrafna
Goodbye - maas-salaama
Until we meet again - ilallika´

GENERAL
Yes - naam
No - laa
Maybe - mumken
I hope so (God willing) - In shaa´ Allah
Please - min fadlak
Thank you - shukran
You´re welcome - afwan
Excuse me - udhran
Lets go - yalla
Congratulations! - mabrook!
Do you speak English? -
hal tatakallam al-ingliiziya?

NUMBERS
0 - sifr
1 - waahid
2 - ithnaan
3 - thalaatha
4 - arbaa
5 - khamsa
6 - sitta
7 - sabaa
8 - thamaaniya
9 - tisa
10 - ashara
100 - mi´a

INTRODUCTIONS
My name is... - ismii..
What is your name? -
maa ismuka? (male)
maa ismuki? (female)
Where are you from? - min ayna anta?
How old are you? - kam umruka?

SHOPPING
How much? - bikam?
Do you sell...? - hal tabii...?
I want to buy... - uriidu an ashtarii...
I want to pay... - uriidu an adfa...
Price - si´r
Receipt - iisaal

DINING OUT
The menu please -
al-kaa´ima, min fadlak
Water - maa´
Salt - malh
Sugar - sukkar
The bill please - al hisaab, min fadlak

DIRECTIONS
Right - yamiin
Left - yasaar
Straight on - alaa tuul
Airport - mataar
Bank - bank
Beach - shaate´
Hotel - funduk´
Toilet - hammam
Where is...? - ayna...?
I am lost - anaa daa´i
How can I find a taxi? - kayfa yumke nunee aluthoor ala sayyaarat ujra?
I would like to go to... - awad an adhhab ila...

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