Arabic | Phrases - Personal | SMS and Web

SMS and Web - Short Codes

AIUI (as I understand it)
كما أفهم ذلك
Used after explaining something from your point of view
ASL (age, sex, location?)
ما هو عمرك، جنسك، موقعك؟
Used when instant messaging to find out a person's age, gender and location
ATM (at the moment)
في هذه اللحظة
Used to mean right now
BBL (be back later)
سأكون معك لاحقا
Used when you need to leave an instant message conversation for a while
BCNU (be seeing you)
أراك لاحقا
Used when saying goodbye
BION (believe it or not)
صدق أو لا تصدق
Used after mentioning something that is surprising
BRB (be right back)
سأعود حالا
Used when you need to leave an instant message conversation for a while
BYOB (bring your own beer)
أحضر معك البيرة الخاصة بك
Used on party invites to let people know they should bring their own alcohol
CU (see you)
أراك
Used when saying goodbye
CUL (see you later)
أراك لاحقا
Used when saying goodbye
DIKU (do I know you?)
هل أنا أعرفك؟
Used when you don't recognise the person who has messaged you
EOM (end of message)
نهاية الرسالة
Used as an automated response when a conversation or SMS message ends
FYI (for your information)
لمعلوماتك
Used when telling someone something that is specific to them or when interjecting upon a preconceived idea someone has
G2G (got to go)
علي الذهاب
Used when something suddenly comes up and you have to leave the computer
IMO (in my opinion)
في رأيي
Used when giving a personal opinion
IMHO (in my humble opinion)
برأيي المتواضع
Used when giving a personal opinion
IOU (I owe you)
أنا مدين لك
Used when someone does something for you and you want to let them know that you owe them a favour
J/K (just kidding)
أمزح معك
Used after making a joke, which is ambiguous whether or not it is serious
L8R (later)
لاحقا
Used when saying goodbye or when you are not currently free to do something but will do it later on
LOL (laughing out loud)
أضحك بصوت عال
Used as a reaction when you find something funny
MYOB (mind your own business)
أعتقد أنه عملك الخاص
Used when you want to keep something private
NRN (not right now)
ليس الآن
Used when you are not free to do something right away
RFD (request for discussion)
أطلب نقاشا
Used when you want to talk to someone about something
TB (text back)
أجب على الرسالة
Used at the end of an SMS when you want a reply
TBH (to be honest)
لأكون نزيها
Used to explain or clarify your personal opinion on a subject
TIA (thanks in advance)
شكرا مقدما
Used when thanking someone before they have helped you
THX (thanks)
شكرا
Used when thanking someone
TTYL (talk to you later)
سأتحدث إليك لاحقا
Used when saying goodbye
4U (for you)
لأجلك
Used when sending something to a particular person