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Basic words in Arabic

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  • Arabic pronunciation
     
    English translation
  • [ahlan]
     
    hello, hi
  • [as-salam alaykum]
     
    hello
    (literally: 'peace be upon you')
  • [wa alaykum as-salam]
     
    hello
    (in reply to above, literally: 'and upon you be peace')
  • [ana]
     
    I, I am
  • [ahlan ana ...] + name
     
    hello, I'm ... + name
  • [ma'a salama]
     
    goodbye, bye
  • [shukran]
     
    thank you
  • [min fadlak]
     
    please (said to a man)
  • [min fadlik]
     
    please (said to a woman)
  • [na'am]
     
    yes
  • [laa]
     
    no
  • [ab]
     
    father
  • [akh]
     
    brother
  • [bab]
     
    door
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