Greetings in Arabic

Proper greetings are an important part of Arabic culture and society. How people greet each other in Arabic may depend on the status of the person being greeted, the time of day or occassion. Greetings in Arabic may be friendly, formal or casual. To hear a greeting in Arabic click on any button below, then repeat the phrase out load.

English
Arabic
Hello
(formal)
مرحباً
mar haban
Hello
(informal; on the phone)
هالو
Ha lo
Good morning
صباح الخير
sabahul hayr
Good afternoon
مساء الخير.
masa ol hayr
Good evening
مساء الخير
masa ol hayr
Good night
تصبح على خير
tusbeh ala hayr
Goodbye
مع السلامة
maselama
How are you?
كيف حالك؟
kayfa halook
Thank you
شكرا جزيلا
shookran
Welcome
أهلاً و سهلاً
ehlan wa sehlen
What's your name?
(male)
ما اسمك؟
ma esmook?
What is your name?
(female)
ما اسمكِ؟
ma esmookee?
My name is...
إسمي ...
ismee
Nice to meet you
تشرفت بمعرفتكَ
tesheruftoo bemareefeteeka
Hi
سلام
salam
Where are you from?
من أين أنت؟
min ayn anta (m)
I'm from ...
أنا من ...
anā min ...
Have a nice day
طاب يومك
taba yomook
Good / So-So
جيد / عادي
aadee / jaeid
I'm fine, thanks
أنا بخير شكرا
ana behyar, shookran!
See you later
اراك لاحقاً
araka lahekan (m)
You're very kind
أنت لطيف /انتِ لطيفة
anti lateefa (f) / anta lateef (m)
You're welcome
(for "thank you")
على الرحب والسعة
ala elrahbee wa elseya
Long time no see
لم نَرَكَ منذ مدة
lem naraka mundhu muddah
What's new?
مالجديد؟
meljadeed?
Welcome my friend
اهلاً صديقتي / اهلاً صديقي
ehlan sadiqli (m) / ehlan sadikati (f)
How are things going?
كيف تجري الامور؟
kayifa tegiri eloomoor
Thanks a lot.
شكراً جزيلاً
shookran jazeelan
Peace be with you
(used by muslims)
السلام عليكم
elssalam alaykum