Basic Arabic Useful Phrases and Grammar Rules For study abroad brought to you by elusiveambitions.wordpress.com A travel blog of sorts~ Marhaba Ana ismii (Danni) (Ta-sha-ruf-na) Hello! My name is (Danni) (it’s nice to meet you!) Ana Amrekeeya (I’m American) Ana askoon fe North Carolina (I live in North Carolina) Ana askoon ma’a(m’3) oostratee fe baet sagheer (I live with my family in a small house) – Baet = house ; sagheer = small (large = kabeer) Further an introduction La7em = Meat Haleeb = Milk Fawaka = Fruit Samaka = fish Maa = water Vegetable=khodar Tea=Chai (Shay) Coffee=alqahuwa Food matters Low-Samat (Excuse me!) Ana oreed an ashrub al-haleeb min fadlak! (excuse me, I want to drink milk please) (oreed= want) (an=to) (Ashrub = drink) (min fadlak=please!) What chu want? Akal = eat AND AL-AKAL = Food Ana oreed an akal salata fatoosh wa hammus (I want to eat fatoosh salad and hammus) Wants; continued Ayena = Where? Maktab = Office Maktaba = Library Madrasa = School Baet = House Hammam = Bathroom *(May I go to the bathroom?) Mumkin athhab ela al-hammam?? (remember low-samat with asking where something is! Be polite! ) WHERE IS IT?! Keyfa Halak? How are you Ana T3bana (I’m tired) Ana Sa3eeda (im happy!) Ana mareeda (I’m sick) Ana Bakheer (I’m good!) Wa enta? (and you?) ***Enta is what you say to a MALE ENTEE is what you say to a FEMAL And (a)’s represent feminism. If you’re a girl you say “ana mareeda) guys say “Mareed” How are you feeling? Ana la a7eb alwajeb (I do not like the homework) “I’m working on my homework with my friend” (ana a3mal wajabee m3 sadeeqee) a3mal = work; wajabee = MY homework m3=with and sadeeqee = friend (MALE) *Sadee-qa-tee (my FEMALE friend) ASDAQAEEE = MY FRIENDS (plural) Ana a7eb an ashrub al-chai (I like to drink tea) Like/don’t like/with friends Howa = He ; Heya = She Example Verb: I Play=al3b and Aheb = I like (I) Ana aheb an al3b m3 walidee (I like to play with my dad) (she) Heya Toheb an tal3b m3 walidoha (howa) Howa yoheb an yal3b m3 walidohoo (She/he likes to play with his/her dad) CJUGATION Enta = You (m) Entee (f) (Quick fact: “hal” is what you say when asking a certain kind of question) Talking to male: Do you like the milk? (hal to7eb al-haleeb??) Talking to a female: (Hal to7ebeen alhaleeb?) Conj. Cont.