Basic Arabic Words and Sentences That You Must Know

Written by Barry Allen

December 14, 2022

Basic Arabic Words and Sentences That You Must Know

Introduction

Some fundamental Arabic phrases are more valuable than others.

Why not concentrate on mastering these words first? We chose to write this post for you specifically for that reason.

The essential Arabic phrases covered in this post will help you communicate better if you’re just beginning to learn Arabic or are already fluent.

If you’re soon traveling to an Arabic-speaking country, these will be especially useful to you.

25 Basic Arabic Words and Sentences That You Must Know

The following are the basic Arabic words and sentences that you must know:

1. marhaba, ‘ana …….

Hi! I am [your name].

This is a basic greeting when you meet someone new to introduce yourself.

 2. kayf halika?

How are you?

When you run into friends, family, or anyone you want to start a discussion with, you usually do it this way.

3. ana bikhayr w ant

I’m good, you?

You can use this phrase to tell them that you are fine and ask about them in return.

4.  saeid biliqayik

 Nice to meet you.

This phrase can be used to tell someone how nice you feel about meeting someone.

5.  Ana asif

  I’m sorry

If you are looking to apologize, you can say ‘I’m sorry’.

6.  ma hu raqm hatifiki?

   What is your phone number?

If you want to have someone’s phone number, you can use the above phrase.

7. min ‘ayn ‘anti?

  Where are you from?

You can use this phrase to know where a person is.

8. madha taemal

What do you do?

You can use this phrase to find out someone’s profession.

9. madha taqsid bidhalik

What do you mean?

If you are looking to know the meaning of what someone said, you can use this phrase.

10. madha yaeni hadha

What does this mean?

If you want to know the meaning of something, use this phrase.

11. lam afham

I do not understand.

You can use this phrase if you do not understand something.

12. ma rayuk

What do you think?

If you want to know someone’s opinion, you can use this phrase.

13. kayf yabdu hadha

How does that sound?

If you want to confirm how your idea sounds, you can use this phrase.

14. hal yumkinuk altahaduth bishakl ‘abta

Could you speak a little slower?

If you want someone to speak slowly, you can use this phrase.

15. hal yumkinuk takrar dhalik

Could you repeat that?

If you didn’t understand something that someone said, and you want him or her to repeat something. You can use the above phrase.

16. arak qariban

See you soon

To tell someone you’ll meet or see someone soon, you can use the above phrase.

17. ‘ayn yumkinuni ‘iijad…….

Where can I find …….?

For instance, if you are looking for a place, a hotel, a restaurant, or anything else, you can use this phrase.

For example: Where can I find a medical store/ tea shop/ general store?

18. ma asmuk?

What’s your name?

You can use this phrase to know someone’s name.

19. hal bi’iimkanik musaeadati

Can you help me?

If you need/ want to help someone, you can use this phrase.

20. kam yukalaf hadha

How much does this/that cost?

To know the cost of something, use this phrase.

21. ‘ana la ‘aerif albanghalia

I don’t know Arabic.

If you want to tell someone you are not good at Arabic, use this phrase. This will be helpful if you have just started learning Arabic and are still not comfortable communicating fluently.

22. ‘iinani jayie ‘ana jawean

I am hungry.

If you are hungry and you want to tell someone, use this phrase.

23. eatshan

I’m thirsty.

Use this phrase to tell someone you are thirsty.

24. ana dayie

I’m lost

25. ‘ayu saea

What time is it?

Basic Arabic words that you should know:

  • 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.
  • Wahed, adnan, talata, khamsa, sitta, saba, tamaanya, tis-a, ashra = 1 to 10 counting 

Conclusion

We hope these foundational 25 Basic Arabic Words and Sentences will improve your ability to speak Arabic confidently.

The first few times won’t be simple, so practice is the only and best option.

And always remember to prioritize the most important terms first rather than attempting to memorize all the phrases we shared with you today.

 

 

Author

  • Barry Allen

    Barry Allen is a Technical writer at Layman Solution. He is an expert in writing How To and Fixes articles.

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