English | Phrases - Travel | General

General - Essentials

هل تستطيع مساعدتي من فضلك؟
Can you help me, please?
Asking for help
هل تتحدث الإنكليزية؟
Do you speak English?
Asking if a person speaks English
هل تتحدث _[اللغة]_؟
Do you speak _[language]_?
Asking if a person speaks a certain language
أنا لا أتحدث_[اللغة]_.
I don't speak_[language]_.
Clarifying that you don't speak a certain language
لا أفهم.
I don't understand.
Explaining that you don't understand

General - Conversation

Standard greeting
Informal greeting
صباح الخير!
Good Morning!
Greeting used in the morning
مساء الخير!
Good Evening!
Greeting used in the evening
تصبح على خير!
Good Night!
Greeting used when leaving in the evening/night or before going to bed
كيف حالك؟
How are you?
Polite small talk enquiring about the other person's well-being
بخير، شكرا لك.
Good, thank you.
Polite reply to 'How are you?'
ما اسمك؟
What’s your name?
Asking the other person's name
اسمي هو____.
My name is ___.
Telling someone your name
من أين أنت؟
Where are you from?
Asking about someone's origin
أنا من _____.
I am from___.
Answering about your origin
ما هو عمرك؟
How old are you?
Asking about someone's age
عمري ___ سنة.
I am___years old.
Answering about your age
Positive reply
Negative reply
من فضلك
Filler word to add polite touch
Here you go!
Used when giving something to someone
شكرا لك.
Thank you.
Thanking someone
شكرا جزيلا.
Thank you very much.
Thanking someone very warmly
على الرحب والسعة.
You're welcome.
Politely replying to a 'thank you'
I am sorry.
Apologizing for something
Excuse me.
Getting the attention of someone
لا بأس.
It's OK.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
لا مشكلة.
No problem.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
Watch out!
Making someone aware of a danger
أنا جائع.
I am hungry.
Used when feeling hungry
أنا عطشان.
I am thirsty.
Used when feeling thirsty
أنا تعب.
I am tired.
Used when feeling tired
أنا مريض.
I am sick.
Used when feeling sick
لا أعرف.
I don't know.
You don't know the answer to a question
سرني لقاؤك.
It was nice meeting you.
Polite good-bye phrase after first meeting
Saying farewell

General - Complaints

أرغب بتقديم شكوى.
I would like to make a complaint.
Polite way of starting your complaint
من المسؤول هنا؟
Who is in charge here?
Finding out who is responsible
هذا غير مقبول على الإطلاق!
This is totally unacceptable!
Strongly expressing your dissatisfaction
أريد أن أستعيد مالي!
I want my money back!
Asking for a refund
إننا ننتظر منذ أكثر من ساعة.
We have been waiting for over an hour.
Complaining about long waiting times

General - Swearing

هذا الطعام مقزز!
This food tastes like crap!
Rude way of showing displeasure with your food
هذا الشراب طعمه سيئ
This drink tastes like piss!
Rude way of showing displeasure with a drink
هذا المكان لعين!
This place is a shithole!
Rude way of showing displeasure with an establishment
هذه السيارة خردة
This car is a wreck!
Rude way of showing displeasure with a car
هذه الخدمة سيئة!
The service sucks!
Rude way of showing displeasure with the service
هذه سرقة واضحة!
This is a total rip-off!
Rudely complaining about a high price
هذا هراء!
That is bullshit!
Rude way of showing disbelief in something someone said
أنت أحمق غبي!
You are a stupid moron!
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her intelligence
أنت لا تعرف شيئا!
You don't know shit!
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her knowledge
اغرب من هنا!
Piss off!
Rudely telling a person to leave immediately
فلنحل هذه المشكلة خارجا!
Let's settle this outside!
Asking a person to fight outside of an establishment