Say it like an Emirati

Updated: Aug 27, 2019



Greetings

Hello: As-salám aláykum Reply: Waláykum as-salám

Good morning: Sabáh al-kháyr Reply: Sabáh an-núr

Good evening: Misá al-kháyr Reply: Misá an núr

Goodnight: Tisbáh al-kháyr Reply: Wa ínta min áhlu

Goodbye: Máa Saláma

How are you?: Káyf hálak? (to a man) Káyf hálik? (to a woman)

Fine, thank you: Zayn, al-hámdu, li-la

Please: Min fádlak (to a man) Min fádlik (to a woman)

Thank you: Shúkran

Thankfully: Al-hámdu li-llá

Hopefully: Inshá allá

Yes: Náam or áiwa

No: La


Useful Phrases

What is your name? Shú ismak? (to a man) Shú ismik? (to a woman)

My name is…: Ismi…

Do you speak English?: Btíhki inglízi?

I speak English: Bíhki inglízi

I do not speak Arabic: Ma bíhki árabi

I do not understand: Ma báfham

Let’s go: Yalla

Friend/ loved one: Habibi (male) Habibti (female)

What time is it?: Adáysh as-sáa?

Excuse me: Afwan

Sorry: Asif

How much does it cost?: Bikaim?

Done/ enough: Khalas

Forget about it: Khalli wali

No problem: Ma fi mushkila


Emergency

Embassy: safára

Bank: bank

Hospital: mustashfa

Doctor: doktor

Chemist: saydaliyeh

Police: shurta/boulees

Passport: jawáz as-sáfar

I’m unwell: Ana mareed


Getting Around

Where…?: Wáyn…?

How far is it to…?: Kam kiloometre ila…?

Taxi: táxi

Bus: bas

Airport: matár

Here: huna

Market: souk

Shop: dukkán Restaurant: máta’am Hotel: otél/fúnduq


Eating Out

Breakfast: futour

Lunch: ghadaa

Dinner: ashaa

I don’t eat meat: Ana ma bakul laham

I am a vegetarian: ána nabbáti (for a man) nabbátiya (for a woman)

The bill: al-hisáb

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