Khaliji Phrases

The Khaliji 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: هلا  [hala] Audio
What is your name?: شسمك؟  [shsmk?] Audio
Nice to meet you: فرصه سعيده  [frsa saeda] Audio
How are you?: شلونك؟  [shlonk?] Audio
I'm good, thanks: انا تمام, ونت؟  [ana tmam, wnt?] Audio
And you?: ونت؟  [wnt?] Audio

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More questions about language and age:

Do you speak (English/Khaliji)?: اتكلم انقليزي؟  [attkalam engleze?] Audio
Does she speak Chinese?: اتكلم صيني؟  [atkalm sene?] Audio
A little bit: شوي  [shway] Audio
How old are you?: كم عمرك؟  [kam omrk?] Audio
I'm 33 years old: انا عمري 33  [ana omri 33] Audio
It was nice talking to you: استانست معاك  [astanst maaak] Audio

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

What do you mean?: شتقصد؟  [shtghsed?] Audio
I don't understand: مافهمت؟  [mafhmt?] Audio
I don't know: ماعرف  [maa'rf] Audio
Sorry: أسف  [asf] Audio
What is that called in Khaliji?: شنو يعني هاي بالعربي؟  [shno yanee hay blArabi?] Audio
What does that word mean in English?: شنو يعني هالكلمه بالانقليزي  [shno yaane hal kelma ms englazee?] Audio

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More personal information about origins and profession:

Where are you from?: من وين انت؟  [mn ween ant?] Audio
I'm from the U.S: انا من الولايات المتحده الامريكيه  [ana mn alwlayat almutahdah alamericiyah] Audio
I'm American: انا امريكي  [ana amriki] Audio
Where do you live?: وين عايش؟  [ween aysh?] Audio
I live in the U.S: اعيش ف امريكا  [aeesh f amreeka] Audio
What do you do for a living?: شتشتغل؟  [shtshtghl?] Audio
I'm a student: انا طالب  [ana taleb] Audio

Offering or asking for help and giving directions:

Can I help you?: ممكن اساعدك؟  [mmkn assadak?] Audio
Can you help me?: ممكن اتساعدني؟  [mmkn atsaaedni?] Audio
Where is the airport?: وين المطار؟  [ween almtar?] Audio
Go straight: روح سيدا  [rooh seeda] Audio
Then: عقب  [oqob] Audio
Turn left: لف يسار  [lf ysar] Audio
Turn right: لف يمين  [lf ymeen] Audio


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Good wishes in Khaliji in holidays and occasions:

Happy birthday: عيد ميلاد سعيد  [eid melad sayyd] Audio
Happy new year: سنة سعيدة  [sna sayda] Audio
Merry Christmas: عيد ميلاد مجيد  [eid melad majeed] Audio
Good luck: حظ سعيد  [hath saayyd] Audio
Congratulations: مبروك  [mabrook] Audio

Khaliji expressions commonly used when traveling or buying:

I have a reservation: عندي حجز  [endi hajz] Audio
Do you have rooms available?: عندك غرفه فاظيه  [endi ghrfa fathiya] Audio
I would like a non-smoking room: ابي غرفه حق مب المدخنين  [abi ghrfa haq el mub mdakhneen] Audio
How much it costs per night?: بكم الليله  [bkm el layla?] Audio
Waiter: خدام  [khadam] Audio
How much is this?: بكم هاي  [bkm hay] Audio
What is this?: شنو هاي  [shno hay?] Audio

Survival phrases considered to be important in emergencies:

Are you okay?: انت زين؟  [ant zeen?] Audio
I need a doctor: ابي دكتور  [abe dktoor] Audio
Help: ساعدوني  [sadooni] Audio
Call the ambulance: اتصل فالاسعاف  [atasl fel esaaf] Audio
Call the police: اتصل حق الشرطه   [atsal fel shurta] Audio
I am sick: انا مريظ  [ana mreeth] Audio

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

Khaliji Vocabulary

Khaliji 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 Khaliji phrases.