Common Arabic Words and Phrases
Looking for some common Arabic words and meanings? This is the page for you!
This page contains 22 essential translations to help you communicate in Arabic. Includes such words as "yes" and "no", "how are you?", and "what is your name?".
Note: Words in bold added during the last update. You can also view this list of common words and phrases from English to Arabic.
Common Arabic Words and Phrases:
How to say Yes in Arabic:
Ah ➔ Yes
Aywa ➔ Yes
Ee ➔ Yes
La'a ➔ Yes
Naam ➔ Yes
How to say No in Arabic:
Laa ➔ No
Please and Thank You:
Min fadlak ➔ Please (masculine)
Min fadlik ➔ Please (feminine)
Shukran ➔ Thank you
Shukran jazilan ➔ Thank you very much
Enquiring About a Person's Wellbeing:
Kaifa haal? ➔ How are you?
Kayfa halak ➔ كيف حالك ➔ How are you?
Ana bikhair ➔ I am fine
Ana bikhair, shukran ➔ I am fine, thanks
Other Useful Phrases:
La afham ➔ I don't understand
Matha ismak? ➔ What's your name?
Ism-mee ➔ My name is
Kayfa ➔ How
TismaH lii? ➔ Do you permit me? (when asking permission to do something)
TfaDDal ➔ Be so kind (response meaning "please do")
Ajnabi ➔ Foreign / Foreigner (male)
Ajnabiyya ➔ Foreign / Foreigner (female)
*Basic words list last updated: March 18, 2018.
Can you answer these beginner questions about the Arabic language?
1. How do you say yes in Arabic?
2. What is the English meaning of kayfa halak?
3. What is the meaning in English of ana bikhair?
4. What is the English meaning of the arabic word ajnabi?
5. How do you say I am fine in Arabic?
6. What is the Arabic word for no?
7. What is what is your name translated in Arabic?
8. What is the English meaning of كيف حالك?
9. How do you say please in the Arabic language?
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