Egyptian Phrases

The Egyptian 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: أهْلا  [ahlan] Audio
What is your name?: إسمَك إيه؟  [esmak eeh?] Audio
Nice to meet you: سَعيد بِمُقابِلتك  [sa'eed bemuablitak] Audio
How are you?: إزَيَّك؟  [ezayak?] Audio
I'm good, thanks: أنا كويِّس، شُكرًا  [ana kwayes, shukran] Audio
And you?: وإنتَ؟  [we enta?] Audio

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Language and Age Phrases

More questions about language and age:

Do you speak (English/Egyptian)?: إنتَ بِتتِكَلِّم (إنجِليزي/مَصري)؟  [enta btetkalem (ingilizi/ masri)?] Audio
Does she speak Chinese?: هِيَّا بِتِتكَلِّم صيني؟  [hiya btetkalem seeni?] Audio
A little bit: شوَّية بَس  [shewaya bass] Audio
How old are you?: عَندك كَام سَنة؟  [andak kam sana?] Audio
I'm 33 years old: أنا عَندي تَلاَتة وتَلاِتين سَنة  [ana andy talata we talateen sana] Audio
It was nice talking to you: سَعيد بِكَلامي مَعَاك  [saed bekalami maak] Audio

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

What do you mean?: أصْدَك إيه؟  [asdak eeh?] Audio
I don't understand: أنا مِش فاهِم  [ana mesh fahem] Audio
I don't know: أنا مَعْرَفش  [ana ma'rafsh] Audio
Sorry: أسِف  [asef] Audio
What is that called in Egyptian?: دا إسمُه إيه بالمَصري؟  [da esmu eeh belmasri?] Audio
What does that word mean in English?: الكِلمَة دي مَعْناها إيه بالإنجِليزي؟  [elkelma de ma'naha eeh belinglizi?] Audio

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More personal information about origins and profession:

Where are you from?: إنتَ مِنين؟  [enta meneen] Audio
I'm from the U.S: أنا مِن أمريكا  [ana men amreeka] Audio
I'm American: أنا أمْريكي  [ana amriki] Audio
Where do you live?: عايش فِين؟  [ayesh feen?] Audio
I live in the U.S: أنا عايش في أمريكا  [ana 'ayesh fe amreeka] Audio
What do you do for a living?: بِتِشتَغَل إيه؟  [beteshtaghal eeh?] Audio
I'm a student: أنا طالِب  [ana taleb] Audio

Offering or asking for help and giving directions:

Can I help you?: أقدَر أساعدَك؟  [a'dar asa'dak?] Audio
Can you help me?: تِقدَر تِساعِدني؟  [te'dar tesa'edni] Audio
Where is the airport?: فين المَطار؟  [feen el matar?] Audio
Go straight: إمشي دوغري  [emshi dughri] Audio
Then: بَعدين  [ba'deen] Audio
Turn left: لِف شِمال  [lef shemal] Audio
Turn right: لِف يمين  [lef yemeen] Audio


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Holiday Wishes Phrases

Good wishes in Egyptian in holidays and occasions:

Happy birthday: عيد ميلاد سَعيد  [eed melad said] Audio
Happy new year: سَنة جديدة سَعيدة  [sana gededa saida] Audio
Merry Christmas: عيد ميلاد مَجيد  [eed melad mageed] Audio
Good luck: حَظ سَعيد  [haz said] Audio
Congratulations: مَبروك  [mabrook] Audio

Egyptian expressions commonly used when traveling or buying:

I have a reservation: أنا عَندي حَجز  [ana 'andi hagz] Audio
Do you have rooms available?: عَندَك أوَض فاضيَة؟  [andak uda fadia?] Audio
I would like a non-smoking room: أحِب أوضَة لغير المُدَخِنين  [aheb uda legheer elmudakhenen] Audio
How much it costs per night?: السِعر كام في الليلة؟  [esse'r kaam fe lela?] Audio
Waiter: جَرسون  [garson] Audio
How much is this?: بِكام دا؟  [bekam da?] Audio
What is this?: إيه دا؟  [eeh da?] Audio

Survival phrases considered to be important in emergencies:

Are you okay?: إنتَ كويِّس؟  [enta kwayes?] Audio
I need a doctor: أنا مِحتاج دُكتور  [ana mehtag duktur] Audio
Help: مُسَاعدَة  [musa'da] Audio
Call the ambulance: إطلُب الإسعَاف  [etlub elesaaf] Audio
Call the police: إتِّصِل بالشُرطَة  [etesel beshurta] Audio
I am sick: أنا تَعْبان  [ana ta'ban] Audio

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

Egyptian Vocabulary

Egyptian 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 Egyptian phrases.