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The Arabic world spans an area that is one and a half times the area of the United States (roughly 14 million square kilometers). The population in the Arabic world is about 300 million. With such number of people and vast area, one would expect that there is a differences in Arabic language spoken in different parts of the Arabic world. This is true regarding the local dialects spoken in the streets. Standard Arabic is spoken all over the Arabic world and it is the standard language in mass media and newspapers. I will try to provide some brief words that can be used in common situations without imposing real difficulty in pronunciation for non-Arabic speakers. Emphasis is placed on using standard Arabic words rather than a local dialect, although many dialects have the same words but with a different pace of pronunciation.

Arabic alphabet spans letters from the bottommost part of the throat to the lips. This poses some difficulties for speakers of other languages, especially English speakers. Another difficulty English speakers might encounter is that Arabic language is number and gender specific. The way you address a female is different than the way a male is addressed. Also the way you address a single person is different than pair and different than three or more. The following words are the most commonly used with emphasis on single person words. The masculine form is given and where possible the feminine form is put between parenthesis.



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Peace (Hi)
Marhaba   Hi
Maa alsalameh   Goodbye (peace be with you)  
Sabah Alkhair   Good Morning  
Sabah Alnoor Very good and pleasant morning for you  
Massaa' Alkhair   Good Afternoon (evening)
Massaa' Alnoor   Very good and pleasant afternoon for you
Ahlan Welcome (hello)  
Ahlan wa Sahlan Welcome and very nice stay
Keefak (Keefik)? How are you?
Alhamdo-li-Allah (noshkor-Allah) Thanks (grateful) to Allah (fine)
At home
Bayit Home
Ghorfah Room
Baab Door
Nafithah Window
Tawila Table
Korssey Chair
Miftah Key
Sareer Bed
Shorfa Balcony
Sata'ir Curtains
Kanabah Couch
Sijaddah Carpet
Dhaw Light bulb
Kahraba'a Electricity
Hammam Bathroom
Matbakh Kitchen
Ghorfat aljoloos Livingroom
Ghorfat alnawm Bedroom
Ghorfat aldhoyoof Guestroom
Umm mother
Bint daughter
Ummi my mother
Giddati my grandmother
Ukhti my sister
Ammati my aunt (father's sister)
Khalati my aunt (mother's brother)
Bint Ammi female cousin (father's side)
Bint Khali female cousin (mother's side)
Abb father
Ibn son
Abbi my father
Gid di my grandfather
Akhi my brother
Ammi My uncle (father's brother)
Khali My uncle (mother's brother)
Ibn Ammi male cousin (father's side)
Ibn Khali male cousin (mother's side)
Talib   Student  
Ostadh   Teacher  
Mohammi Attorney (lawyer)  
Kady Judge
Shortti Policeman  
Jonddi Soldier
Thabitt Officer
Shai'r Poet
Katib Novelist (author)
Momaththil Actor
Moghanni Singer
Raqissa Dancer
Moseeqiyy Musician
Saydalliyy Pharmacist
Tabeeb Doctor (physician)
Mohandis Engineer
Tayyar Pilot
Smmak Fisher
Najjar Carpenter
Haddad Blacksmith
Fallah Farmer
Khayyat Taylor
Khabbaz Bread maker
Saiyg Taxi driver
Sipher 0
Wahid 1
Ithnan 2
Thalatah 3
Arbaa'ah 4
Khamsah 5
Sittah 6
Sabaa'ah 7
Thamaniah 8
Tisaa'ah 9
Aa'sharah 10
Ahad Ashar 11
Ithnai Ashar 12
Thlathah Ashar 13
Arbaa'ah Ashar 14
Khamsah Ashar 15
Sittah Ashar 16
Sabaa'ah Ashar 17
Thamaniah Ashar 18
Tisaa'ah Ashar 19
Ishreen 20
Zait wa zaatar   Ground thyme with spices and toasted seasme, pita bread and olive oil and pickled olives
Hommos Chick peas with tahini and olive oil  
Fool Fava or broad beans with tahini and olive oil
Baba Ghanouj Roasted eggplant with tahini and spices
Falafel Deep fried ground chick peas or other kinds of peas, garlic, parsley and spices.
Jibnah Baidha Feta cheese
Baidh Maglee Scrambled eggs
Labanih Sour cream
Gallyyat Bandoorah Tomatoes fried with minimum amount of oil
Bint As-sahan (Yemen) A  mix of eggs between layers of wheat prepared in the of oven. then honey is spread on the top of the dish.  
Kibbeh (Syria)  Deep fried or broiled crust of wheat bulgur stuffed with meat, spices, garlic and onion and pine nuts  
Mansaf (Jordan) Rice with pine nuts eaten with lamb meat done with a very sour stew  
Mojaddarah (Syria) A mix of rice and lentils served with some toasted onions  
Kosharri (Egypt) A mix of lentils and rice 
Coscos (Maghrib) A cooked mix of wheat treated with spices  
Kabsih (Gulf) Rice with vegetables (mostly peas and carrots) with a special spice.
Kabbab More famous than any description
Magloobah (Syria) Chicken or beef or lamb meat with medium fried potatoes, cauliflower and eggplant cooked with rice
Kifteh (Syria) meat loaf prepared in the oven with sesame paste
Romman Pomegranate  
Toffah   Apple  
Mauz Banana  
Khawkh Peach  
Toot Mulberry
Farawleh Strawberry
Mishmish Apricots
Batteekh Melon
Shommam Watermelon
Tmmir (Balah) Dates
Bortogall Orange
Bassal Onion
Thawm Garlic
Na'na' Mint
Bagdoonis Parsley
Kozbarrah Cilantro
Reehan   basil
Miramiah   Sage  
Zatta'r Thyme
Banadoorah Tomato  
Battatta Potato
Khiyar Cucumber  
Fasoolia Beans
Pazilla Peas
Laimoon Lemon
Filfil   Chili  
Bathinjan Eggplant
Zahra   Cauliflower  
Bamiah Okr
Ma'a Water
Milih salt  
Assal Honey  
Succar Sugar
Shai Tea  
Gahwah Coffee
Bohar   Spices
Khobiz Bread
Zaittoon Olive
Zait   Oil  
Mukhallal Pickles
Baidh Eggs
Haleeb Milk  
Laban Yohghurt  
Labanah   Sour Cream  
Zibdah   Butter  
Jibnah Cheese
Tahini Sesame paste
Hammamah Pigeon
Saggir Hawk
Babaghaa Parrot
Andaleeb Nightangle
Dajajah Chicken
Deek Cock
Taoos Peacock
Qitt Cat
Kalb Dog
Fa'ar Mouse
Arrnaab Rabbit
Himmar Donkey
Baghil Mule
Hissan Horse
Jamal Camel
Thawr Bull
Bagarah Cow
Assad Leon
Dheeb Wolf
Tha'laab Fox
Hayyah Snake
Ayana Where
Min Ayanna   From where
Ila Ayanna   To where  
Limadha (Lima)   Why
Madha What
Ma What is  
A'an Madha   About what  
Mata   When  
Min Mata   Since when?  
ILa Mata Till when  
Kamm How many  
Mann Who
Fawg Up
Taht Down
Yassar Left
Yameen Right
Khalf Behind
Warr'a Beyond
Ammam Front
Shamal North
Sharg East
Janoob South
Gharb West
Mata'am Resturant
Makhbaaz Bakery
Baggalah Grocery
Malhamah Butcher shop
Maktabah Bookstore (library)
Masbaghah Laundry
Saydaliyyah Pharmacy
Mathaaf Museum
Masbaah Swimming pool
Mattaar Airport
Naas People
Shari' Street
Madinah City
Garyyah Village
Balad State
Wasat al-balad Downtown
A'thaar Ruins (historic)
Nahr River
Bahr Sea
Moheet Ocean
Shatti' Beach
Common Exp.
Shokran Thank you  
Shokran Jiazeelan Thank you very much
Afwan Reply to Shokran
Aasif   Sorry
Na'am Yes
La No
Mumkin Can I?
Rajaa'n Please
Min fadlak (law samaht) Excuse me  
Ma Ismak? What is your name?
Ismee ...   My name ...  
O'reed ...   I want ...
Dhahib ila ...   I'm going to ...
Joa'an I'm hungry
Fee ... Is There ...  
Hadha Yakfi   This is enough


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