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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?


As many of the translations in the list above are user submitted, it's quite possible for there to be mistakes on the page. If you speak Arabic and have a correction you'd like to share, feel free to leave a message below. Thanks again for any help you can provide.

The Fine Print

I don't speak Arabic myself, so there could be mistakes in the translations. Most of what is here is user-submitted, but I do try to check for accuracy and make corrections as I can. Thanks for your understanding.

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