Top 30 Arabic words and greetings all expats should know

 

Top 30 Arabic words and greetings all expats should know

Dubai - The basic and important words and greetings, which expats may encounter on a daily basis

By Jasmine Al Kuttab

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Published: Sun 20 Aug 2017, 2:01 PM

Last updated: Sun 20 Aug 2017, 6:59 PM

Learning the Arabic language may not be a-walk-in-the-park for all expats, however, with a little time, effort and patience, the beautiful language can be learned and understood.
The basic and important words and greetings, which expats may encounter on a daily basis - whether at work, popping to a grocery store, ordering at a restaurant, or simply bumping into an Arab stranger - should be learnt after spending some time living in an Arab country.

> Al Salam o alaikum - Peace be upon you
> Marhabaa - Hello
> Ahlan - Welcome
> Sabah al khair - Good morning
> Masa' al khair - Good evening
> Tusbih ala' khair - Good night
> Wada'an - Goodbye
> Kaif halik - How are you
> Jayid - Good
> Tamam - Fine
> Siyaa' - Bad
> Tawaquf - Stop
> Istamir - Continue
> Sa'ada - Happiness
> Huzn - Sadness
> Sahih - True
> Khata' - Wrong
> La' - No
> Na'am - Yes
> Anthur / Anthuri - Look
> Al'an - Now
> Al'youm - Today
> Jamal - Beauty
> Sayidi - Sir
> Sayidati - Madam
> Ahsant / Ahsanti - Well-done
> In sha' Allah - God willing
> Ma sha' Allah - God willed it
> Al-hamdulillah - Praise be to God
> Shukran - Thank you


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