Arabic/Appendix A

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Arabic (Semitic)[edit]

See also: List of Islamic terms in Arabic Note that this is relevant only to Modern Standard Arabic and not to the colloquial forms of Arabic spoken in daily life, which vary from place to place. Also, some of the following expressions were written only to suit a male speaker.

Pronunciation guide: Stress in Arabic is most often on the penultimate syllable (i.e., the one preceding the last).

Translation Phrase IPA Pronunciation
Arabic العربيّة /alʕaraˈbijja/ (al-'arabeeya)
hello/welcome مرحبًا /marˈħaba/ (mar'Haba)
سلام / sa'lām/ (sa-laam)
see you إلى اللقاء /ilalliˈqaʔ/ (ila-lli'qa')
goodbye مع السلامة /maʕa ssaˈlaːma/ (ma-a ssa'la:ma)
please من فضلك / لطفاً /min ˈfadˁlak/,/ lutfan/ (min 'fad/lak),(Lutfan)
thanks شكرًا /ˈʃukran/ ('Shukran)
that one ذٰلك /ˈðālika/ ('Daalika)
How much/How many? كمْ؟ /kam/ (kam)
English الإنجليزيّة /alʔinʤliˈzeeya/ (formal),
/alʔinkliˈzeeya/ (colloquial)
yes نعم /ˈnaʕam/ ('na-am)
no لا /laː/ (la:)
Where's the bathroom? أين الحمّام؟ /ʔejna-l-ħamˈmaːm/ (ein-al-Ham'ma:m)
What is your name? ما اسمك؟ /ˈma smuk/ ('ma smuk)
I don’t know لا أعرف /laː ˈʔaʕrifu/ (la: 'a-rifu)
I have no clue. لا أدري /laː ˈʔadri/ (la: 'adri)
I don’t understand لا أفهم /laː ˈʔafham/ (la: 'afham)
I don’t remember لا أتذكر /laː ʔataˈðakkar/ (la: ata'Dakkar)
Welcome أهلاً وسهلاً بكم /ˈahlan waˈsahlan ˈbikum/ ('ahlan wa'sahlan 'bikum)
I am sick أنا مريض /ʔana maˈriːdˁ/ ('ana ma'ri:d/)
Hello السلام عليكم /assaˈlaːm ʕaˈlejkum/ (assa'la:m aa'laykum)
Hello (response), how are you? وعليكم السلام! كيف الحال؟ /waʕaˈlejkumu ssaˈlaːm. kayfa lħaːl/ (wa-a'lejkumu ssa'la:m. kejfa lHa:l)
Fine, and you? بخير، الحمد لله. وكيف أنت؟ /biˈxejrin, alˈħamdu lilˁˈlˁahi. waˈkejfa ʔant/ (bi'xejrin, al'Hamdu lil/'l/ahi. wa'kejfa ant)
Bye ودعا /wada:ʕan/ (Wida'an)
Where is the airport? أين المطار؟ // (Ayna al-maTa:r?)
Help!  !النجدة // (Annajda:)
I am hungry. أنا جائع // (Ana ju:a:n)
I feel tired. أشعر بالتعب // (Ash'ur bitta'b)