"Learn Arabic to Survive in Middle East" Middle East Tourist Trap Tip by dsantosh

Middle East Tourist Traps: 6 reviews and 9 photos

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Some useful Arabic phrases:
As-salaam alaykum – Peace be with you (greeting)
Wa alaykum as-salaam – And with you peace (reply)
Kayf halek ? How are you? (to a man)
Kayf halesh? How are you? (to a woman)
Al hamdu lillah, bikhair – Fine, thanks be to God
Zain - good. (another response)
Tammam - (and another)
Tayyib - (and another)
Sabah al kayr - good morning
Sabah ah noor - good morning (the response)
Misa al kayr - good evening
Misa ah noor - good evening (the response)
Ahlan wa sahlan - Welcome
Maharba - Hello
Ma’salamah - Goodbye
Min fadlak - Please
Shukran – Thank you
Afwan – you’re welcome
Naam, iwa – Yes
La – No
Insha'llah - God willing ( or at such time as God desires)
Mafee mooshkalah - No problem
Wayn... - Where is ...
Hammam - bathroom or toilet
Funduq - hotel
Teksi - taxi or taxi stand
Mushtashfa - hospital
Souq - market
Telefon - Telephone
Bikam? - How much?
Yillah! - Lets go!

Unique Suggestions: Numbers
Sifr - Zero
Wahid - one
Itnain - Two
Talata - Three
Arbaa - Four
Khamsa - Five
Sita - Six
Saba - Seven
Tamania - Eight
Tisah - Nine
Ashara - Ten
Itnashr - Twenty
Talateen - Thirty
Arbien - Fourty
Kamseen - Fifty (etc.)
Mia - Hundred
Alf - Thousand

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 12, 2003
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