Being understood in Arabic

Being understood in Arabic can be hard.

This is a great selection of useful and essential phrases.

When learning a new language its always a good idea to start with “How do you say…?”

Also “Please speak slower” can be a great help if you find listening to people speaking Arabic a problem!

Read more about our words and phrases here

 

للأسف، لا أتحدث العربية

lill asaf, la atahaddathul ”arabyyah

I’m sorry, I don’t speak Arabic

هل تتحدث الإنجليزية؟

hal tatahaddathul injeleesyyah?

Do you speak English? (addressing male)

هل تتحدثين الإنجليزية؟

hal tatahaddatheenal injeleesyyah?

Do you speak English? (addressing female)

هل تتحدثون الإنجليزية؟

hal tatahaddathoonal injeleesyyah?

Do you speak English? (addressing plural)

هل تتحدث الأسبانية؟

hal tatahaddathul asbanyyah?

Do you speak Spanish? (addressing male)

هل تتحدثين الأسبانية؟

hal tatahaddatheenal asbanyyah?

Do you speak Spanish? (addressing female)

هل تتحدثون الأسبانية؟

hal tatahaddathoonal asbanyyah?

Do you speak Spanish? (addressing plural)

أرجو التحدث ببطئ

arjut tahaddotha bebot’

Please speak slower

عذرا، أرجو التكرار مرة أخرى

‘uthran, arjut tikraara marratan okhra

Sorry, please repeat that again

هل يمكنك كتابة ذلك لي؟

hal yomkenoka ketaabato thaalika lee?

Could you write that down for me? (addressing male)

هل يمكنكي كتابة ذلك لي؟

hal yomkenokee ketaabato thaalika lee?

Could you write that down for me? (addressing female)

هل يمكنكم كتابة ذلك لي؟

hal yomkenokom ketaabato thaalika lee?

Could you write that down for me? (addressing plural)

ماذا يعني … ؟

maatha ya”nee …?

What does…mean?

كيف يمكن قول … بالعربية؟

kayfa yomkeno qawlo … bel”arabyyah?

How do you say… in Arabic?

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