Phrases

Arabic Phrases (Common Expressions)

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This section contains 400 of the most used phrases in Arabic. This should help you improve your speaking, reading and writing. Exploring the whole list will make it easier to start conversations and understand what was said to you. I divided this section into 4 pages, the first 100 are listed on this page, then the rest here: phrases 2, phrases 3, phrases 4. Each page contains 100 common expressions. Going through each page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Arabic Classes.

Phrases Tips

To make sure you are more likely to remember each expression, try to first to read the sentence without hearing it, then click to hear how it is prnounced, then read it out loud 3 times while imagining yourself vividly talking to somone. Also try to practice what you memorized from time to time, to make it stick.

Here are the first 100 common phrases. You will find a lot of them are about greeting someone, introducing yourself or asking where someone is from ... etc. Basically, these are expressions which you might use when starting a conversation with someone you have just met.

Phrases in Arabic

Phrases Arabic Pronunciation Audio
How are you? (informal)كيف حالك؟kayf haluk?
How are you? (formal)كيف حالكم؟kayf halukum?
What's up? (colloquial) ما الجديد؟maljadeed?
I'm fine, thank you!أنا بخير ,شكرا لكana bekhyr, shukran lak!
Hi!مرحباmarhaba!
Good morning!صباح الخيرsabah alkhyr!
Good afternoon!مساء الخيرmasaa alkhyr!
Good evening!مساء الخيرmasaa alkhyr!
And you? (informal)و أنت؟wa ant?
And you? (formal)و أنتم؟wa antum?
Goodبخيرbekhyr
We speak two languagesنحن نتكلم لغتينnahnu natakalam lughatayn
They speak four languagesهم يتكلمون أربع لغاتhum yatakalamoon arba' lughaat
I visited one countryأنا زرت دولة واحدةana zurt dawla waheda
She visited three countriesهي زارت ثلاث دولhiya zarat thalath duwal
She has one sisterهي لديها أخت واحدةhiya ladaiha ukht waheda
He has two sistersهو لديه أختانhuwa ladayh ukhtaan
Welcome!أهلا وسهلاahla wa sahla
Do you like it here?هل أن مستمتع بوقتك هنا؟hal anta mustamte' bewaqtek huna?
See you later!أراك لاحقاaraka laheqan!
Thank you very much!شكرا جزيلاshukran jazeelan!
I really like it!أنا أحب ذلك جداana uheb zalek jedan!
Happyسعيدsa'eed
Sadحزينhazeen
Thank you!شكراshukran!
You're welcome! (in response to "thank you")على الرحب و السعةala aruhb wa sa'a!
Have a nice day!نهارك سعيدnaharuk sa'eed
Good night!تصبح على خيرtusbeh ala khayr!
Have a good trip!رحلة موفقةrehla muwafaka!
It was nice talking to you!سعيد بالتحدث إليكsa'eed betahaduth elayk
Am I right or wrong?هل أنا محق أم مخطئ؟hal ana muhiq am mukhte'?
Is he younger or older than you?هل هو أصغر أم أكبر منك سنا؟hal huwa asghar am akbar menka sinnan?
Is the test easy or difficult?هل الإختبار سهل أم صعب؟hal alekhtebar sahl am sa'b?
Is this book new or old?هل هذا الكتاب جديد أم قديم؟hal haza alketaab jadeed am kadeem?
This is so expensiveهذا مكلف جداhaza mukalef jidan

More Sentences

English Arabic Pronunciation Audio
Languages
I don't speak Koreanأنا لا أتكلم الكوريةana la atakalam alkuria
I love the Japanese languageأنا أحب اليابانيةana uheb alyabania
I speak Italianأنا أتكلم الإيطاليةana atakalam alitalia
I want to learn Spanishأنا أريد تعلم الاسبانيةana ureed ta'alum alespania
My mother tongue is Germanلغتي الأم هي الألمانيةlughati al um hiya alalmania
Spanish is easy to learnالإسبانية هي سهلة التعلمalespania hiya sahlat ata'alum
Origins
He has a Moroccan rugلديه سجادة مغربيةladayhi sajada maghribia
I have an American carلدي سيارة أمريكيةladaya sayara amrekia
I love French cheeseأنا أحب الجبن الفرنسيana uheb aljubn alfaransi
I'm Italianأنا ايطاليana itali
My father is Greekوالدي يونانيwalidi yunaany
My wife is Koreanزوجتي كوريةzawjati kuria
Countries
Have you ever been to India?هل سبق لك زيارة الهند؟hal sabaka lak zeyarat alhind?
I came from Spainجئت من إسبانياje'tu men espania
I live in Americaأنا أعيش في أمريكاana a'eesh fe amrika
I want to go to Germanyأريد أن أذهب إلى ألمانياureed an azhaba ila almania
I was born in Italyلقد ولدت في إيطالياlakad wuledtu fe italia
Japan is a beautiful countryاليابان بلد جميلalyabaan balad jameel
Long time no seeلم أراك منذ مدةlam araka mundu mudda
I missed youاشتقت لكeshtaktu lak
What's new?ما الجديد؟maljadeed?
Nothing newلا شي جديدlasha' jadeed
Make yourself at home!البيت بيتكalbeyt beytuk
Have a good tripرحلة موفقةrehla muwafaka
Can I practice Italian with you?هل يمكنني ممارسة الإيطالية معك؟hal yumkenuni mumarasat alitalia ma'ak?
I speak French but with an accentأنا أتكلم الفرنسية ولكن بلكنةana atakallam alfaransia wa laken belakna
I was born in Miamiولدت في ولاية مياميwuledtu fe welayat mayami
I'm from Japanأنا من اليابانana men alyabaan
The letter is inside the bookالرسالة هي داخل الكتابarisala hiya dakhel alketaab
The pen is under the deskالقلم هو تحت المكتبalqalam huwa taht almaktab
Directionsالاتجاهاتalitijahaat
Can I help you?هل يمكنني مساعدتك؟hal yumkenuni musa'adatak?
Can you help me?هل يمكنك مساعدتي؟hal yumkenuka musa'adati?
Can you show me?هل تستطيع أن تريني؟hal tastatee' an turiyani?
Come with me!تعال معيta'ala ma'i!
Downtown (city center)وسط المدينةwasat almadina
Excuse me! (to ask someone)المعذرةalma'zera
Go straightإذهب على طولez-hab 'ala tool
How can I get to the museum? كيف يمكنني الوصول إلى المتحف؟kaifa yumkenuni alwusul ela almut-haf?
How long does it take to get there?كم هي مدة الوصول إلى هناك؟kam heya mudat alwusul ela hunak?
I'm lostأضعت طريقيada'tu tareki
I'm not from hereأنا لست من هناana lastu men huna
It's far from hereإنها بعيدة من هناenaha ba'eda men huna
It's near hereإنها قريبة من هناenaha kareba men huna
One moment please!لحظة من فضلكlahda men fadlek!
Turn leftانعطف يميناen'atef yameenan
Turn rightانعطف يساراen'atef yasaran

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