Arabic for beginners

Discussion in 'Egyptian Lounge' started by J4hurghada, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. J4hurghada

    J4hurghada Banned

    ahlan wa sahian = hello, nice to meet you
    SabaaH ilkheer = good morning
    misaa' ilkheer = good evening
    izzayyak = how are you (to a man)
    izzayyik = how are you (to a woman)
    alot of the language is said different to a man than a woman so instread of leaning one language you need to learn two
    la' = no
    shukran = thankyou
    in sha'allaah = god willing. (you will hear this most of the time it almost automatically follows every sentense).
     
  2. awahee123

    awahee123 Banned

    Hi J4,

    Keep it coming look forward to the next instalment.
    Maybe some new phrases every few days would be welcome by anybody.
     
  3. J4hurghada

    J4hurghada Banned

    my mostly used sentence is
    itneen biira min faDlak = two beers please.
    and ashuufik bukra, in sha'allaah = i'll see you tomorrow god willing, With the right kind of slightly doubtful intonation, it can even be a polite way of saying NO
     
  4. awahee123

    awahee123 Banned

    I Think The Beer Phrase Will Be The First And Quickest To Be Learned.
    Shukran.
     
  5. Mark .Y.

    Mark .Y. New Member

    Come on Derek (Redsea Furniture)............tell everybody what your most used sentence is (to the shopkeepers)........


    Mark .Y.
     
  6. J4hurghada

    J4hurghada Banned

    next bit for you all.
    ismak 'eeh = what is your name? (to a man)
    ismik 'eeh = what is your name (to a woman)
    isma Jayne = my name is Jayne
    maasa laama = goodbye
    and to all those of you waiting for your completion date
    hatukhalas emta = when will you finish
     
  7. J4hurghada

    J4hurghada Banned

    Shopping

    bi kam = how much?
    mumkin = possible
    mish mumkin = not possible
    ghaali 'awi = very expensive
    bi balaash = free
     
  8. awahee123

    awahee123 Banned

    Hi j4,

    Have not come across the phrase bi balaash at all.
    Has anybody lol?..
     
  9. J4hurghada

    J4hurghada Banned

    me either but it's worth a try gives the locals a good laugh. lol
     
  10. hair1982

    hair1982 New Member

    hi all,

    I have an Arabic For Beginners audio CD (on 4 CDs) converted into MP3 format, it is an excellent way of learning as it helps you with your Pronunciation, and i seem to be piicking it up quite quickly.
    It is quite a large file so not sure whether i can send it direct by E-mail but i can try! PM for any more help

    Chris
     
  11. queenie40something

    queenie40something Senior Member

    Shukran - and to add to it
    Bari - bar
    inta faham - do you understand
    ana ismee - my name is
    akal - food
    tawarek - emergency
    mayia - water
    alot of us will be saying this one hatukkalas emta - when will you finish
    ahlan wa sahlan - you are welcome
    boukra - tomorrow
    ayaez eh - what do you want
    aiwa - yes
    akbar - bigger
    yacol - eat
    khalast - finished
    men fadlak - please
    shay - tea
    sokkar - sugar
    haliyb - milk
    bekam - how much does it cost
    badel - change

    There you go thats all your homework for tonight!!
     
  12. queenie40something

    queenie40something Senior Member

    Milad Majid - which is Merry Christmas
     
  13. queenie40something

    queenie40something Senior Member

    and - Antum salimoun Happy New Year
     
  14. J4hurghada

    J4hurghada Banned

    hi queenie your as bad as me doing alot of homework on the language but it will be easier when living out there for longer periods.
     
  15. queenie40something

    queenie40something Senior Member

    Hi J4 - it is a giggle as well trying to speak the lingo - the locals have a good old giggleat me anyway.
     
  16. Peter Mitry

    Peter Mitry <B>Egypt Forum Founder Member</B>

    Anyone recommend a good tutorial for learning the language? I imagine reading and writing would be very hard to learn but Queenie seems to have picked up some of the basics....
     
  17. dave99

    dave99 New Member

    GReat idea

    GReat idea - I must try this.

    Any chance some hints on how these words should sound.

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  18. J4hurghada

    J4hurghada Banned

    with not having microphones or listening to audio cd's the pronuncation of these words are left to your own devices, i'm sure if you get it wrong the egyptians in Hurghada will let you know in English.
     
  19. dave99

    dave99 New Member

    Shook gran - it that any good

    Shook gran - it that any good

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  20. J4hurghada

    J4hurghada Banned

    think this thread is only a bit of fun for all of us.... Milad Majid and a Antum salimoun to you all xxx
     
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