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South-levantine-arabic Language South-levantine-arabic Vocabulary: Useful phrases

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English Arabic Pronunciation
Hi (colloquial, between friends) !هاي haay!
Hello مرحبا marhaba
Hello (response) مرحبتين marhabtein
Greetings السلام عليكم as-salaam 3aleikum
Greetings (response) وعليكم السلام wa-3aleikum as-salaam
Good morning صباح الخير SubaaH al-kheir
Response to good morning صباح النور SubaaH an-nuur
Good evening مساء الخير masaa al-kheir
Response to good evening مسا النور masaa an-nuur
Good night تصبح على خير tiSbaH 3ala kheir
Come in/welcome/please have a seat تفضّل tafaDDal

tafaDDali

How are you?

(notes on ak/ik)

كيف حالك؟

كيفك؟

kiif Haalak?

kiif Haalik? kiifak? kiifik?

What’s news? شو اكبارك shu akhbaarak?
Everything good? كله تمام؟ kullu tmaam?
I’m well منيح

كويس الحمد لله

mniH (very Levantine)

kwayyis (colloquial Arabic) al-Hamdu li-llah (formal)

Fine تمام tmaam
Long time no see

(notes on ak/ik)

يلي زمان ما شفتك yalli zmaan maa shiftak/ik
What’s your name?

(notes on ak/ik)

شو اسمك shu ismak/ismik?
Where are you from? من وين انت؟ min wein inta/inti?
Where are you? وينك؟ waynak?

waynik?

Pleased to meet you تشرفنا tasharrafna
I don’t understand Arabic انا ما بعرف عربي maa ba3rif 3arabi
I don’t speak Arabic ما بحكي عربي ma baHki 3arabi
Do you speak English? بتحكي انغليزي ؟ btiHki ingileezi?
Excuse me (to get attention) عفواً

عن إذنك بلاذن

3afwan

3an iznak bil izn

Yes (casual) آه ah (pronounced like “o” in North American “bottle”)
Yes نعم na3m
No لا laa
Thank youMany thanks شكراً

الف شكر

shukran

alf shukr

You’re welcome عفواً

العفو

3afwan

al-3afu (alternative)

You’re welcome (slang) تكرم tikram
How much is this? قدّيش هذا؟ addeish haadha?
This is very expensive! هذا غالي كتير! haadha ghaali ktiir!
Goodbye مع السلامه ma3 as-salaameh
See you later! بشوفك بعدين! bshufak ba3dein!
Congratulations! مبروك! mabruk!
Bless him/her! (when talking about a child) ماشاءالله mashallah!
Bon appetit/Enjoy your meal صحتين SaHtein
I miss you اشتقتلك shta2tilak

shta2tilik

I love you بحبك bHibbak

bHibbik

Stop! Enough! (depends on tone) خلاص khalaaS!
Maybe يمكن yimkin
May I…? ممكن؟ mumkin?
No problem/cool/fine (lit. Simple) باسيطة baseeTah
My good friend! حبيبي Habiibi!
Let’s go يالله yallah
Swear to god والله wallah
For sure, definitely اكيد akiid
walaw ولو It’s OK, of course, don’t mention it
I want… بدي… biddi…
What do you want to do? شو بدك تسوي؟ shu biddak tisawwi/itsawwi? (pronunciation is regional)
OK طيب، طب Tayyib, Tab (shorter, more colloquial)
God willing ان‌شاءالله inshallah

Sources[edit | edit source]

https://discoverdiscomfort.com/levantine-arabic-phrases/

Contributors

Vincent and Marianth


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