Arabic | Phrases - Travel | General

General - Essentials

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

General - Conversation

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

General - Complaints

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

General - Swearing

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