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Common Words and Phrases (English to Arabic)

If you've been looking for some common words in Arabic, then you've come to the right page.

See below for 22 common words and phrases that can help you communicate in Arabic. You'll find words like "yes" and "no", "please" and "thank 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 Arabic to English.

Common Words (English to Arabic):

Yes in Arabic:

Yes ➔ Ah

Yes ➔ Aywa

Yes ➔ Ee

Yes ➔ La'a

Yes ➔ Naam

No in Arabic:

No ➔ Laa

Please and Thank You:

Please (feminine) ➔ Min fadlik

Please (masculine) ➔ Min fadlak


Thank you ➔ Shukran

Thank you very much ➔ Shukran jazilan

Enquiring About a Person's Wellbeing:

How are you? ➔ Kaifa haal?

How are you? ➔ Kayfa halak ➔ كيف حالك


I am fine ➔ Ana bikhair

I am fine, thanks ➔ Ana bikhair, shukran

Other Useful Phrases (English to Arabic):

I don't understand ➔ La afham


What's your name? ➔ Matha ismak?

My name is ➔ Ism-mee


How ➔ Kayfa


Do you permit me? (when asking permission to do something) ➔ TismaH lii?

Be so kind (response meaning "please do") ➔ TfaDDal


Foreign / Foreigner (male) ➔ Ajnabi

Foreign / Foreigner (female) ➔ Ajnabiyya

*Basic words list last updated: March 18, 2018.


Can you answer these beginner questions about the Arabic language?

1. What is the English meaning of ana bikhair?
2. What is the meaning of la afham in English?


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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