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Basic Arabic Greetings

Hello Marhaban  
Peace be with you As-salaam ‘alaykum (response: wa’alaykum as-salaam – like saying “you too”)
Good morning Sabaah al-khayr
Good afternoon/evening Masaa’ al-khayr
Goodnight Tuṣbiḥ’alā khayr
Goodbye Wada’an (or) Maa as-salaama
See you later Araka lahiqan
See you soon Ila-liqaa

Our First Live Arabic Class for Beginners! (Thanks Mustafa!)


The following is a list of phrases covered in today’s class. Feel free to practice along with the full hour-long video of the class!
Peace be with you= As-salam ‘alaykum. / Peace be with you, too= Wa ‘alaykum as-salam.
Hello – Salam – سلام
Welcome – Marhaba – مرحبا
Hello, friend (female) – Ahlan sadiqati – أهلا صديقتي
Hello, friend (male) – Ahlan sadiqi – أهلا صديقي
Good morning – Sabah el kheer – صباح الخير
Good evening – Masaa el kheer – مساء الخير
Long time, no see – Lam naraka mundhu muddah – لم نرك منذ مدة
I missed you so much (female) – Eshtaqto elaiki katheeran –  إشتقت إليك كثيرا
I missed you so much (male) – Eshtaqto elaika katheeran –  إشتقت إليك كثيرا
How are you? (female) – Kaifa haloki? –  كيف حالك؟
How are you? (male) – Kaifa haloka? –  كيف حالك؟
(I’m) good – Jayed – جيد or Alhumdu lillah or bekhair.
(I’m) okay – aadee – عادي
I am fine, thank you – Ana bekhair, shokran –  أنا بخير شكرا
And what about you? (female) – Wa anti? – و أنت؟
And what about you? (male) – Wa ant? – و أنت؟
What is new? – Mal-jadeed? – مالجديد؟ or more informal- Shako Mako
Nothing new – La-shai jadeed – لا شيء جديد
I have to go now – Yajebu an athhaba al aan –  يجب أن اذهب الآن
I will be right back – Sa arje’o ( R G O) halan – سأرجع حالا
Good bye – Ma’a salama – مع السلامة
Good night – Tosbeho  ‘ala khair (male) / Tos beheena ‘ala khair (female) – تصبحين على خير
See you later – Araka  fi ma ba’d (male) / Araki  fi ma ba’d (female) – أراك في مابعد