Arabic/Intermediate Phrases

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  • تصبح على خير
tusbih `alaà khair
Syllable breakdown: tuS-biH-`a-la-khair
Good night. (when talking to a guy)
It doesn't mean "good night", but it is used in the same way.
  • صباح الخير
Sabaahu al-khair
Syllable breakdown: Sa-baa-Hul-khair
Good morning. (addressing a male)
  • هكذا
haákadhaa
Syllable breakdown: haa-ka-dhaa
like this. OR thus. OR like that
  • قل
qul
Syllable breakdown: qul
Say. (when talking to a guy)
  • أنظر
undhur
Syllable breakdown: un-dhur
look.
  • إنتظر
intadhir
Syllable breakdown: in-ta-Zir
wait.
  • يجب أن + (يفعل
yajibu an ... (verb)
Syllable breakdown: ya-ji-bu--an
(you/he/she/it/they) should/ought to
  • لا بدّ أن
laa budda anna ... (noun)
Syllable breakdown: laa--bud-da--an-na
It must needs be that
Meaning: It must be that... NOT the same as "It has to be..."
The concept is difficult to explain in the English language
It is the "must" in : " We must have met before" OR "They must have forgotten their books."
But not the "must" as in: "We must go now"
  • إنتبه
intabih
Syllable breakdown: in-ta-bih
Watch out! when speaking to a guy
  • أرأيت؟
A ra'ait?
Syllable breakdown: a-ra-ait
Did you see (that)?
  • مثلا
mathalań
Syllable breakdown: ma-tha-lan
For example.
  • لا بئس
laa ba'sa
Syllable breakdown: laa-ba's
No problem
  • كلما
kullamaa
Syllable breakdown: kul-la-maa
whenever
  • هذا يكفي
haadhaa yakfee
Syllable breakdown: haa-dha-yak-fee
That's enough.
  • ربـما
rubbamaa
Syllable breakdown: rub-ba-maa
may/maybe
  • لَعَلّى
la`allaa
Syllable breakdown:
might
  • أبدا
abadań
Syllable breakdown: a-ba-dan
never except in rare cases where it means ever.
  • سترى
sa taraà
Syllable breakdown: sa-ta-raà
You'll see. (when talking to one guy)
  • مرة
marräh
Syllable breakdown: mar-rah
time; once (add to the end of a sentence to mean "once"), means time if you can count it, as in "one time", "five times"
  • خصوصا
khusuus
Syllable breakdown: khu-Soo-San
especially <noun>
  • لاسِيَما
Syllable breakdown:
especially since
  • أعتقد أن
A`taqidu anna...
Syllable breakdown: a`-ta-qi-du--an-na
I believe that...
  • أظن أن
Adhunnu anna...
Syllable breakdown: a-Zun-nu--an-na
I think that...
  • ما رأيك؟
maa ra'yu-k(a/i)
Syllable breakdown: maa-ra'-yuk
What do you think? OR What's your opinion?
  • ماذا حَصَل؟
Maadhaa hasala?
Syllable breakdown:
What happened?
  • حاضر
haadir
Syllable breakdown: Haa-Dir
Certainly. It is said after a command to tell the person commanding that you plan to carry it out. Is especially used to show respect example a daughter would say this to her mother.
  • ماذا يـجري؟
Maadhaa yajrii?
Syllable breakdown: maa-dha-yaj-ree
What's going on?
  • ما الأمر؟
Maa al-amr?
Syllable breakdown: mal-amr
What is it?
  • كلاهما
kilaa-humaa
Syllable breakdown: ki-laa-hu-maa
Both of them
  • ثم
thumma
Syllable breakdown: thum-ma
then The meaning of "then" meaning "after that" ex. "Then I went to school."
Sometimes (rarely) it means "and"
  • إذاً OR إذن
idhan
Syllable breakdown: i-dhan
then the meaning of "then" meaning "in that case"
  • مَعًا
ma`ań
Syllable breakdown: ma-`an
Together
  • ما بك؟
Maa bi-ka?
Syllable breakdown: maa-bik
What's (wrong) with you?
  • فكرة جيدة
fikratuń jayyidäh ... (verb)
Syllable breakdown: fik-ra-tun-jai-yi-dah
Good idea.