Basic Arabic Phrases

Before you tackle learning the entire Arabic language, we recommend simply memorizing some basic Arabic phrases. Memorizing basic Arabic phrases serves two important purposes. First, you'll be able to start getting along in Arabic in short order. Second, memorizing a little bit of Arabic will start training your brain to process and remember the Arabic language. Once you have a little bit of Arabic under your belt, learning the rest of the language will be much easier. Click on any blue button below to hear a phrase, then repeat the phrase out load.

English
Arabic
Do you speak English?
هل تتكلم الانكليزية؟
hel tetekelem el-ingleezee-a?
I don't understand.
لا افهم
laa afham
I need your help.
احتاج مساعدتك
ahtajoo moosaa-ada-tak
Can I use your phone?
هل ممكن ان استخدم جوالك؟
hel mumkin enestakhdem jowalek?
Pardon me
عذراً
othran
Excuse me
عفواً
afwan
I'm sorry.
انا اسف / انا اسفة
ana asifah (f) / ana aasif (m)
If God wills it. (for future event)
إن شاء الله
in sha allah
Good luck!
حظاً موفق!
hadthan moofuk
How do you say ... in Arabic?
كيفَ تقول....... بالعربية؟
kayeefa takool ... bel-arabeeyah?
Please speak more slowly
تكلم ببطء من فضلك
tekelem beebotot min fadlik
Please say that again
أعد من فضلك
ad min fadlik
I understand
أنا أفهم
ana afham
Yes
نعم
Naam
No
لا
Laa
I don't speak Arabic
انا لا أتكلم العربية
ena la etekelem el-arabeeyah
Peace be with you. (formal)
السلام عليكم
essalaam alaykoom
Maybe
ممكن
moomkin
Very good
جيد جدا
jayeedoon ji-den
Where is the toilet?
اين الحمام؟
ayna el-hammam?
What is this?
ما هذا؟
ma hatha
Good / Bad / So-so
جيد / سيء / عادي
adee / sayit / jayeed
Today / Now
اليوم / الآن
el on / elee-om
Tomorrow / Yesterday
غدا / أمس
ems / ghadan
What time is it?
كم الساعة؟
kem essaa?
Where?
أين؟
ayeen?
Why?
لماذا
limadha
Who?
من
men
Help!
النجدة
el-nejda!
I'm sick.
انا مريض / انا مريضة
ana mareetha (f) / ana mareeth (m)
I need a doctor.
أحتاج دكتور
ahdaj dooktor.
I'm hungry.
.أنا جائِع
ana ja-eh
Where is the pharmacy?
أين أجد الصيدلية؟
ayna ajedoo-sa-ee-dalee-ah?