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Welcome to ArabicPod101.com’s Al-ʿarabiyyah fi ṯalāṯi daqāʾiq. The fastest, easiest, and most fun way to learn Arabic.
Marḥaban, ʾanā Carole... surirtu biliqāʾika: Hi, I'm Carole. Nice to meet you.
In this series Al-ʿarabiyyah fi ṯalāṯi daqāʾiq, we’re going to learn basic Arabic expressions.
It’s super easy and it takes only three minutes!
In this lesson, you're going to learn how to introduce yourself in Arabic. There are a few other ways to say it, depending on how formal you want to be.
Let’s first look at an informal way to introduce yourself in Arabic.
Marḥaban, ʾanā Carole. Surirtu biliqāʾika. Hi, I’m Carole. It’s a pleasure to meet you
[slowly] Marḥaban, ʾanā Carole... Surirtu biliqāʾika.
Now you try it: Start by saying Marḥaban which is the equivalent of Hi. Then, say ʾanā (literally I am) followed by your name. ʾanā Carole is ‘I am Carole’. Finally, say ‘Nice to meet you’. If you are talking to a man, you say surirtu biliqā'ika. If you are talking to a woman, say surirtu biliqā'iki. if you are talking to a woman. This phrase means “I am happy to meet you.”surirtu is literally “Iam glad” or ‘nice to`and biliqā'ika/biliqā'iki is “to meet you”.
In the English phrase “Glad to meet you,” “you” is a neutral word. You can use it for both men and women. But in Arabic, the word “you” needs a gender. When you change the last letter in liqāʾika, “a” to an “i” sound, liqāʾiki, you are actually changing the word “you” from the male to female version. Please be careful to use the correct version!
Now let’s see another way of introducing yourself. In this version you will say ‘ Hi, my name is Carole’ instead of ‘Hi, I am Carole’. And we will learn another way of saying ‘nice to meet you’.
Marḥaban, ʾismī Carole. Tašarraftu bimaʿrifatika. Hi, my name is Carole. I am honored to meet you.
[slowly] Marḥaban, ʾismī Carole. Tašarraftu bimaʿrifatika.
What has changed from the previous introduction?
Let’s take a close look at these together.
First, marḥaban, ʾanā Carole has changed to Marḥaban, ʾismī Carole. So, instead of saying Hi, I’m Carole, we are speaking in a more formal way by saying Hi, my name is Carole. Next, after giving your name, instead of saying surirtu biliqā'ika you say Tašarraftu bimaʿrifatika or I am honored to meet you, which is a bit more formal.
Again, we should not forget to change the ending of the word depending on the gender of the person you’re speaking to. It would be Tašarraftu bimaʿrifatika for a man and Tašarraftu bimaʿrifatiki in case of a woman.
One more time: here are the four ways you learned to introduce yourself in Arabic.
Informally, marḥaban, ʾanā Carole..surirtu biliqā'ika. if you are speaking to a man. And, marḥaban, ʾanā Carole...surirtu biliqā'iki if you are speaking to a woman.
The formal way to introduce yourself is:
Marḥaban, ʾismī Carole. Tašarraftu bimaʿrifatika if the person you’re talking to is a man.
and Marḥaban, ʾismī Carole. Tašarraftu bimaʿrifatiki if that person is a woman.
Now it’s time for Carole’s tips.
When you introduce yourself in the Middle East or Northern African countries, it's polite to offer your right hand for a handshake or give three kisses on the cheeks, although the rules vary depending on where you are.
Arab people place great value on politeness, so for example, it is considered rude to enter a room or a place without greeting everyone. If you use the right sentence to introduce yourself, they'll definitely be impressed!
Do you know how to say “thank you” in Arabic? You’ll learn how to say this and many other words in the next lesson. Narākum fi al-marrati al-qādimah! See you next time!

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Try introducing yourself in Arabic!

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im kinda having trouble with reading arabic text. plz help me out

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Salaam 1412960040,


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Salaam Danica,


Thank you for your question. We have lessons in MSA, Moroccan, and Egyptian dialects. The dialect is indicated in the series or lesson titles.


Here is an example of our series of lessons in Egyptian dialect: https://www.arabicpod101.com/index.php?cat=47


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I don't know why, but i just can't see any vedio of your channel, it's too bad 😞😞😞

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Hello! I need help since I am a little bit confused here :D

I want to learn Egyptian dialect.

So should I listen to these 35 videos?

Or should I search for another podcast?


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Hi Ketia,


I am not sure how your last name is pronounced, but your first name is:


كيتيا


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Salaam Rosimary,


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I'm loving all this❤️🙏

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Hello I’d like to know how to write my name in Arabic, my name is Ketia Nkubana.

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Hi Abu bakkar,


Shukran!


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