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🤗 South Levantine Arabic Greetings for Everyday Life

Hi South Levantine Arabic learners! 😃


Do you want to learn how to say “Hello” in South Levantine Arabic?

Greetings are an important part of any language because they allow you to connect and communicate with others.

If you’re planning a trip to the country or are trying to learn South Levantine Arabic, keep reading to discover some of the most important greetings.


Let’s get started! 🤗

Greetings[edit | edit source]

English South Levantine Arabic
general greeting Marḥaba
reply to Marḥaba Marḥabtayn
general greeting As salām 'alaykom
reply to As salam 'alaykom Wa 'alaykom as salām
morning greeting Sabah al-khayr
reply to Sabah al-khayr Sabah an-nur
morning greeting, "how are you this morning?", used in Israel Kīf 'aṣbaḥet?
afternoon greeting Masā al-khayr
how are you? spoken to a man Kīf hālak?
how are you? spoken to a woman Kīf hālik?
how are you? spoken to a group Kīf hālkum?
reply to Kīf hālak, Kīf hālik, and Kīf hālkum Mabṣūt, ilḥamdilla
reply to Kīf hālak, Kīf hālik, and Kīf hālkum 'Ana mabṣūt, ilḥamdilla
how are you? informal, spoken to a man Kīf ak?
how are you? informal, spoken to a woman Kīf ik?
reply to Kīf ak spoken by a man Mnih
reply to Kīf ak spoken by a man Ana mnih
reply to Kīf ik spoken by a woman Mniha
reply to Kīf ik spoken by a woman Ana mniha
reply to Kīf ak and Kīf ik Ahlēn
how are you? Šu akhbārak?
how are you? informal Washuh fih andak?
welcome greeting Ya hayyalla
welcome greeting Ya halla w marḥaba
welcome greeting Ahla wa sahla
welcome greeting Ahlan wa sahlan
reply to Ahlan wa sahlan spoken to a man Ahlan fik
reply to Ahlan wa sahlan spoken to a woman Ahlan fiki
reply to Ahlan wa sahlan spoken to a group Ahlan fikum

Sources[edit | edit source]

Polyglot Club thanks Jennifer Runner for her outstanding work in collecting some of the phrases for this South Levantine Arabic lesson. 👍

Her objective is, like the Polyglot Club, to promote intercultural communication and understanding and to raise awareness of linguistic diversity in the world. ✨

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