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Hear Arabic Survival Phrases

The Arabic language lesson offered here is an excerpt from Transparent Language's Arabic software program. The Basic Arabic Phrases and the Arabic Phrases for Meeting and Greeting will lead you to the Arabic Dialog at the end, which shows how these survival phrases are used in conversational Arabic. Single click on the phrase to hear the Arabic pronunciation spoken by a native Arabic speaker. Take advantage of this Arabic language resource as you learn to speak Arabic!

A note on transliterated Arabic phrases:
The Arabic phrases on this pages are shown in transliterated text, using English letters, so that people who are beginning to speak Arabic can focus on the Arabic pronunciation. The software program uses the actual Arabic alphabet.

Basic Arabic Phrases

naäam. Yes.

laa. No.

min faDlik. Please.

shukran. Thank you.

äafwan. You're welcome.

aläafw. Excuse me.

arjuu almaädhira. I am sorry.

sabaaH alkhayr. Good morning.

masaa' alkhayr. Good evening.

tuSbiH äalaa khayr. Good night.

Arabic Phrases for Meeting and Greeting

hal tataHaddath al'ingiliiziyya? Do you speak English?

hal yuwjad aHad hunaa yataHaddath al'ingiliiziyya? Does anyone here speak English?

anaa ataHaddath faqaT qaliil min aläarabiyya. I only speak a little Arabic.

maa ismuk? What is your name?

ismii Hasan. My name is Hasan.

kayfa Haluk? How are you?

anaa bikhayr shukran. I'm fine, thank you.

anaa saäiid jiddan bimuqaabalatak. I am very glad to meet you.

anaa laa afham. I don't understand.

madhaa taquul? What did you say?

hal yumkinuk attaHadduth bibuT'. Can you speak more slowly?

anaa afham tamaaman. I understand perfectly.

Arabic Dialog

assayyida jamiila: SabaaH alkhayr.
Good morning.
hal tataHaddath al'ingiliiziyya?
Do you speak English?
muwaDHDHaf addukkaan: anaa muta'assif.
I'm sorry.
anaa laa ataHaddath al'ingiliiziyya.
I don't speak English.
assayyida jamiila: lil'asaf, anaa ataHaddath
faqaT qaliil min aläarabiyya.
Unfortunately, I only speak a little Arabic.
muwaDHDHaf addukkaan: haadhaa Hasan.
That's all right.
anaa afhamuk.
I understand you.
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