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Hi everyone, I am Peryhan and today we are going to have the top 25 Arabic phrases. So let’s begin!
1.
السلام عليكم
(al-salām ʿalaykum) Hello
So this is the most basic greeting we have in Arabic. So if you enter anywhere, please say السلام عليكم
2.
صباح الخير
(ṣabāḥ al-ḫayr) Good Morning
And this is so easy, when you see someone in the morning, just tell them صباح الخير. It sounds cool.
3.
مساء الخير
(masāʾ al-ḫayr) Good afternoon
That is good afternoon.
4.
تصبح على خير
(tuṣbiḥ ʿalā ḫayr) Goodnight
That is goodnight. When someone goes to bed, you simply tell them تصبح على خير
Goodnight.
5.
ما إسمك؟
(mā ʾismuk?) What’s your name?
السلام عليكم
ما إسمك؟
(al-salām ʿalaykum) (mā ʾismuk?) Hello, what’s your name?
6.
أنا ببرهاز
(ʾanā bīrihān) I’m Peryhan.
So in reply, the other person says, أنا (ʾanā) and then their name.
أنا
(ʾanā) means “I am” and then they put their name. So
ما إسمك؟
(mā ʾismuk?) what’s your name?
أنا ببرهاز
(ʾanā bīrihān) I am Peryhan.
7.
تشرفنا
(tašarrafnā) Nice to meet you!
So now you have a whole conversation.
ما إسمك؟
أنا ببرهاز
تشرفنا
(mā ʾismuk?)(ʾanā bīrihān)(tašarrafnā) what’s your name, I am Peryhan, Nice to meet you.
8.
كيف حالك؟
(kaīfa ḥaluka?) How are you?
How are you doing?
السلام عليكم
كيف حالك؟
(al-salām ʿalaykum)(kaīfa ḥaluka?) Hello, how are you doing?
9.
أنا بخير, شكراً. ماذا عنك؟
(ʾanā biḫayr, šukran. māḏā ʿank?) I am fine, thanks. And you?
And this is the reply to
السلام عليكم
كيف حالك؟
(al-salām ʿalaykum)(kayfa ḥal-uk?) that is, Hello, how are you?
And you say
أنا بخير, شكراً. ماذا عنك؟
(ʾanā biḫayr, šukran. māḏā ʿank?) I am fine, thank you. How about you?
10.
من فضلك
(min faḍlik) Please
That means “please”. So you can say
إجلس من فضلك
(ʾiǧlis min faḍlik) which means “please sit down”.
11.
شكراً
(šukran) Thank you
شكراً
(šukran) which means thank you.
شكراً على الهداي
(šukran ʿalā al-hadāyā.) Thank you for the present.
12.
عفواً
(ʿafwan) You’re welcome
So from the beginning:
شكراً على الهداي
(šukran ʿalā al-hadāyā.) Thank you for the present, and you reply
عفواً
(ʿafwan) You’re welcome.
13.
لا
(naʿam) Yes
So for example, you can say:
شكراً على الهدايا
(hall turīdu qahwah?) Do you want coffee? and you reply with
لا
(naʿam) yes, and you can also add
من فضلك
(min faḍlik) please.
14.
نعم
(lā) No
The opposite of it,
نعم
(lā) which means “no”. So one more:
شكراً على الهدايا
(hall turīdu qahwah?) Do you want coffee?
نعم
(lā) No. And you can say
شكراً
(šukran) Thank you.
15.
حسناً
(ḥasanan) Okay.
.فلنذهب إلى الحديقة
(falnaḏhab ʾilā al-ḥadīqah.) Let’s go to the park, and you say
حسناً
(ḥasanan) Okay.
16.
عذراً
(ʿuḏran) Excuse me
So for example, you can say
.عذراً, علي الذهاب
(ʿuḏran, ʿalaya al-ḏḏahāb.) Which means “Excuse me, I have to go”.
17.
أنا آسف
(ʾanā ʾāsif) I am sorry.
For example, you can say
أنا آسف على التأخير.
(ʾanā ʾāsif ʿalā al-taʾḫiīr.) I am sorry I’m late.
18.
كم الساعة؟
(kam al-sāʿah?) What time is it?
You can ask someone
كم الساعة الآن؟
(kam al-ssāʿaẗu al-ʾān?) Which means “what time is it now?” And you can say, it’s 1:30pm,
.إنها الواحدة و النصف
(ʾinnahā al-waāḥidah wa al-nnuṣf.)
19.
أين المرحاض؟
(ʾayn al-mirḥāḍ?) Where is the restroom?
So you can say
عذراً
أين المرحاض؟
(ʿuḏran) (ʾayn al-mirḥāḍ?) Excuse me, where is the restroom?
20.
إنتظر لحظة.
(ʾintaẓir laḥẓah) Wait a moment!
عذراً
إنتظر لحظة.
(ʿuḏran)(ʾintaẓir laḥẓah) Which means “Excuse me, wait a moment.”
21.
بكم هذا؟
(bikam haḏā?) How much is this?
بكم هذا الفستان؟
(bikam haḏā al-fustaān) How much is this dress?
22.
الحساب لو سمحت.
(al-ḥisāb law samaḥt.) Could I get the check, please?
So for example, if you are in a restaurant, you can do this simple hand sign which is like this, and you say
الحساب لو سمحت.
(al-ḥisāb law samaḥt.) Could I have the check, please?
23.
النجدة
(al-naǧdah) Help!
So for example, you can say
.لقد سرقت حقيبتي
(laqad suriqat ḥaqībatī!) My bag was stolen!
النجدة
(al-naǧdah) Help!
24.
أراك لاحقاً
(ʾarāk lāḥiqan) See you later.
So when you say goodbye to your friend, you tell him
.أراك لاحقاً
(ʾarāk lāḥiqan). And if you are saying goodbye to a group of friends, you say
.أراكم لاحقاً
(ʾarākum lāḥiqan.)
25.
مع السلامة
(maʿ al-salāmah) Goodbye
.أنا ذاهب إلى المنزل, مع السلامة
(ʾanā ḏāhib ʾilā al-manzil, maʿ al-sslaāmah.) I am going home, goodbye.
And that’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed this lesson and please subscribe and comment below about your favorite Arabic phrase. Goodbye! Okay.

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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Which one is your favorite word?

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Tuesday at 01:48 AM
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Hi Sabrina,


Good point. The final vowelling (a VS i) is what dictates the gender of the person you are speaking to. But not pronouncing that vowelling sign altogether makes it vague, so it works for both.


About ma assalaamah, functionally, it means good bye. Expressions like these aren't taken literally, usually.


I hope this helps!

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Sabrina
Saturday at 04:09 PM
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Shouldn't there be two different ways to address a male and female?

Eg. min fadlika (m) VS min fadliki (f)


And isn't "ma'assalama" better be translated as "be safe" instead? While "goodbye" is "wa da'an" ?


Thanks! 😄

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Hi XYZ,


We are working on series in many levels at the moment. Stay tuned!


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XYZ
Monday at 06:39 PM
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Plz make some videos for grade 5 arabic

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Hi Azhar Ahmed,


Thank you! Good luck!


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Azhar Ahmed
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As-Sallam -Walekum!!!


Exceptionally Well Designed ..

Just waiting to learn full and flaunt on my new Arabic language.


Just keep up the good work.

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Hi Anita,


We will try to make it more obvious what dialect a series is done in. For now, if a series is not in MSA, it usually says "Egypt" or Morocco" in the description or the title.


So this series is in MSA.


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Anita Lahey
Friday at 02:44 AM
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Sorry to keep commenting (you can erase) but also, the woman's pronunciation is completely different from the man reading the vocabulary words - are they from different countries/dialects?

Anita Lahey
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Pronunciation on these is way different from the Egyptian dialect I have been studying...which dialect is this?

Anita Lahey
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What a cute tutor! But is this MSA or a dialect? Any way to clarify whether it is standard or a dialect in the lesson title? I think I have learned at least five different ways to say "How are you?" now...It would be helpful to know what country the tutor is from so we know what accent we are hearing.