Arabic Phrases

The Arabic phrases are helpful because they are used daily. Below we picked expressions that a new learner will find useful. We included the audio as well. This is a better way to learning. Learn only what you need. We start with greetings and introduction.

Hi: سلام  [salam] Audio
What is your name?: ما إسمك؟  [ma ismuk?] Audio
Nice to meet you: متشرف بمعرفتك  [mutasharef bemarefatek] Audio
How are you?: كيف حالك؟  [kaif haluk?] Audio
I'm good, thanks: أنا بخير، شكرا  [ana bekheir, shukran] Audio
And you?: و أنت؟  [wa ant?] Audio

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More questions about language and age:

Do you speak (English/Arabic)?: هل تتحدث اللغة العربية؟  [hal tatahadath allugha alarabia] Audio
Does she speak Chinese?: هل هي تتكلم الصينية؟  [hal tatakallam aseenia?] Audio
A little bit: قليلا  [qalilan] Audio
How old are you?: كم هو سنك؟  [kam huwa sinnuk?] Audio
I'm 33 years old: أبلغ من العمر 33 سنة  [ablughu men alumr 33 sana] Audio
It was nice talking to you: لقد سعدت بالتحدث معك  [laqad suedtu bitahaduth maak] Audio

If you don't understand something, this will be your secret weapon:

What do you mean?: ماذا تعني؟  [mada taani?] Audio
I don't understand: لاأفهم  [la afham] Audio
I don't know: لا أعرف  [la aaref] Audio
Sorry: أسف  [asef] Audio
What is that called in Arabic?: ماذا يعني هذا بالعربية؟  [mada yaani hada bel arabia?] Audio
What does that word mean in English?: ماذا تعني هذه الكلمة بالإنجليزية؟  [mada taani hadeh alkalima belinjlizia?] Audio

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More personal information about origins and profession:

Where are you from?: من أين أنت؟  [men ayn ant?] Audio
I'm from the U.S: أنا من أمريكا  [ana men amrika ] Audio
I'm American: أنا أمريكي  [ana amriki] Audio
Where do you live?: أين تعيش؟  [ayn taeesh?] Audio
I live in the U.S: أعيش في أمريكا  [aeesh fe amrika] Audio
What do you do for a living?: ما هو عملك؟  [mahuwa amaluk?] Audio
I'm a student: أنا طالب  [ana taleb] Audio

Offering or asking for help and giving directions:

Can I help you?: هل ممكن أن أساعدك؟  [hal mumken an usaedak?] Audio
Can you help me?: هل ممكن أن تساعدني؟  [hal mumken an tusaedani?] Audio
Where is the airport?: أين هو المطار؟  [ayna huwa al matar?] Audio
Go straight: إمش على طول  [emshi ala tool] Audio
Then: ثم  [tumma] Audio
Turn left: عرج يسارا  [arrej yasaran] Audio
Turn right: عرج يمينا  [arrej yaminan] Audio


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Good wishes in Arabic in holidays and occasions:

Happy birthday: عيد ميلاد سعيد  [eid mela saed] Audio
Happy new year: سنة سعيدة  [sana saida] Audio
Merry Christmas: عيد ميلاد مجيد  [eid melad majeed] Audio
Good luck: حظ سعيد  [haz saed] Audio
Congratulations: مبروك  [mabruk] Audio

Arabic expressions commonly used when traveling or buying:

I have a reservation: لقد حجزت غرفة  [laqad hajaztu ghurfa] Audio
Do you have rooms available?: هل لديك غرف شاغرة؟  [hal ladaika ghurfa shaghira] Audio
I would like a non-smoking room: أريد غرفة لغير المدخنين  [urid ghurfa leghair almudakheneen] Audio
How much it costs per night?: كم هي التكلفة للّيلة الواحدة؟  [kam hiya ataklufa lelaila al wahida] Audio
Waiter: نادل  [nadel] Audio
How much is this?: كم ثمن هذا؟  [kam thaman hada?] Audio
What is this?: ما هذا؟  [ma hada?] Audio

Survival phrases considered to be important in emergencies:

Are you okay?: هل أنت بخير؟  [hal anta bekhair?] Audio
I need a doctor: أحتاج طبيب  [ahtaaj tabeeb] Audio
Help: النجدة  [annajda] Audio
Call the ambulance: إتصل بالإسعاف  [ettasel bel isaaf] Audio
Call the police: إتصل بالشرطة  [ettasel beshorta] Audio
I am sick: أنا مريض  [ana mareed] Audio

These Arabic phrases can be used in a variety of conversations. If you have already visited our Arabic Vocabulary and Arabic Grammar, you might want to visit our Arabic Flashcards to practice what you learned.

Arabic Vocabulary

Arabic Grammar


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Did you know? Phrases are the combination of the use of vocabulary and grammar. Mastering the vocabulary and grammar can result in the ability to make useful Arabic phrases.