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In this lesson we'll introduce parting expressions. We will start with the formal ones.
A parting expression that we can use any time of the day to strangers or friends is salamo ʿaleekom, which literally means “peace be upon you”.
Let’s break it down:
(slow) salamo ʿaleekom.
Once more:
salamo ʿaleekom.
The word salam means “peace”
(slow) salam.
The o after salam is because of its vowelling.
After that we have ʿaleekom, which literally means “on you.”
(Slow) ʿaleekom
Altogether it’s:
salamo ʿaleekom.
Now let’s continue with the informal expressions. In Egyptian Arabic, it’s normal to say “bye bye”, the same as in English, especially when you’re talking to a friend.
(slow) bye bye!
bye bye!
Also you can say just “bye.”
Another informal way of saying goodbye is salam. We have already introduced this in lesson 5.
(slow) salam!
salam literally means “peace”. It’s short for “peace be upon you”.