Quick Fix - Essential phrases - Arabic

Basic phrases in Arabic

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  • English/Transliteration
  • Hello - [marhaban]
  • Goodbye - [ila al’likaa']
    الى اللقاء
  • Please - [min fadlak]
    من فضلك
  • Thank you - [shukran]
  • You're welcome - [a’afwan]
  • Yes - [na’am]
  • No - [la’a]
  • How are you? - [kaifa haluka?]
    كيف حالك؟
  • I'm fine, thank you - [bikhair, shukran]
    بخير، شكرا انا
  • I'm not well - [lastoo bikhair]
    لست بخير
  • Do you speak English? - [hal tatakallam al ingliziya?]
    هل تتكلم الانكليزية؟
  • Pleased to meet you - [souedtoo bi lika’ek]
    سعدت بلقائك
  • I need help, please - [ahtajoo ilal musa’ada raja’an]
    احتاج الى المساعدة رجاءا
  • I'm sorry - [ana a’asef]
    انا آسف
  • My name is ... - [ana ismee...]
    ... انا اسمي
  • I don't understand - [lam af’ham]
    لم افهم
  • See you later - [ma’a ssalama!]
    مع السلامة
  • Hi - [hala!]
  • Congratulations - [mabrouk!]
  • Great - [azeem!]

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