How to Greet in Arabic

Arabic is a language spoken by millions in the Arab world and beyond. Although regional accents and dialects vary greatly, Modern Standard Arabic (or Fus'ha as it is known in Arabic) is generally understood everywhere. This article outlines some key phrases in MSA that can be used to greet a speaker of this wonderful language.

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    Hello: Ahlan wa sahlan
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    Welcome: Merhaban
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    The common greeting used by most Arabs (and Muslims): As salam aleykum
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    Reply to this greeting: Wa aleykum as salam
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    How are you?: Kaifa haaluk
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    I am good, thankyou: Ana bikhayr, shukran
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    Good Morning: Sabah al khayr
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    Reply to good morning: Sabah an noor
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    Good Evening: Masa'a al khayr
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    Reply to good evening: Masa'a an noor
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    Good Night: Leyla sa'eeda
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    Pleased to meet you: Motasharefon bema'refatek
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    Goodbye: Ma'a as salama
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    if you want to hear these greetings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_trVC7l6brE

Tips

Warnings

  • Arabic words and phrases are different depeneding on whether you are speaking to a man or a woman. Most of the phrases I have given can be used for both, however, for more advanced arabic, be sure to learn the masculine and feminine rules.

Things You'll Need

  • A good friend who can speak Arabic to help you perfect your accent and pronunciation.

Article Info

Categories: Arabic