Arabic words and phrases

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Sinbad's Oman Pocket Guide: Mohammad

Arabic words and phrases by Mohammad

 
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Greeting, thanking, apologizing, helping
Good morning! Sabah el khair
Good day! Youm saaéed
Good evening! Masaa el khair
Good night! Tosbeh aala khair
Good bye! Ma al salama
Hi! (for one man) Marhaba!
Hi! (for more than one person) Marhaban bekom
Welcome Ahlan wa sahlan
Welcome Marhaba!
Hi! (for one man) Marhaban bek
How are you? Kaifa halok?
Please Law samaht
Thanks! Shukran
Thank you! Shukran lak
Thank you very much! Shukran jazeelan
My pleasure (as a reply for "Thank you") Afwan
Excuse me! Law samaht
I'm sorry! / I beg your pardon! Ana asef / afwan
Help Saédni
Could you help me, please? Could you help me please
Help me please! Saédni - law samaht
 
Important words -
yes Naam
no / not La
and Wa
woman Maráa
man Rajol
girl Bent
boy Walad
I understand Ana Afham
I don't understand Lam afham
Double room Gorfa mozdawaja
Single room Gorfa besareer wahed
How much is it? Kam thamanoha
With breakfast and services? Maa al fotoor wal khadamat?
where? Ayn?
Excuse me Law samaht
Excuse me, where is the hotel? Law samaht, ayna ajedo al fondoq?
...post office?
  Law samaht, ayna ajedo maktab al bareed?
...the train station?
  Law samaht, ayna ajedo mahatat al qetar?
...the bus station?
  Law samaht, ayna taqao mahattat al hafelat?
...airport?
  Law samaht, ayna ajedo al matar?
...museum?
  Law samaht, ayna ajedo al mothaf?
...square?
   
...park?
  Law samaht, ayna ajedo al hadeeqa?
...church?
  Law samaht, ayna ajedo al kaneesa?
...embassy?
  Law samaht, ayna ajedo al sefara?
...hair-dresser?
  Law samaht, ayna ajedo mosaffef al shaar?
...doctor?
  Law samaht, ayna ajedo al tabeeb?
pharmacy Saydaleya
hospital Mostashfa
ambulance Esaaf
fire dept. Markaz al defaa al madany
police Markaz el shorta
when? Mata?
how? Kaif?
now Al aan
later Laheqan
urgent Daroorey
day Youm
week Osboo
month Shahar
morning (early) Fajran
morning (before noon) Sabahan
noon  
afternoon Al Asr
evening Masaan
night Laylan
today Al youm
tomorrow Ghadan
the day after tomorrow Youm baad ghad
yesterday Bel ams
the day before yesterday Ma qabl al alms
to eat Lel akl
to drink Lel shorb
to sleep Lel naom
square  
street Tareeq
road Share
museum Mothaf
post office Maktab al bareed
travel office Maktab al seyaha
right/to right Yameen / ala yameen
left/to left Yasar / ala yasaar
Forward of Amam
Restaurant, food -
restaurant Mataam
breakfast Fotoor
lunch Ghadaa
dinner Ashaa
coffee with milk Qahwa bel haleeb
café Qahwa
sweet shop Mahal al halaweyat
menu Qaemat al taam
waiter Garson
to pay Lel dafee
The bill please! Al fatoora law samaht
soup Shorba
meat Laham
beef Laham
chicken Dajaj
fish Samak
salt water fish Al samak al momallah
shrimp Robbeyan
fried/grilled meat Laham maqley / Laham mashwey
mineral water (gassy,without gas) Maa
garnish  
vegetable Khodrawat
boiled vegetables Khodrawat mofawara
bean Foul
string beans  
tomato Tamatem
potato Patates
cabbage Malfouf
green pepper Fel fel akhdar
lettuce [as vegetable] khas
salad [as food] Salata
fruit Fawakeh
grape Enab
apple Tofah
peach Khokh
apricot Mesh mesh
watermelon Bateekh ahmar
melon Bateekh
lemon Laymoon
tart (cake) Kaaka
ice cream Ice cream
juice Aseer
water Maa
beer Beera
cup Kaub
glass Kaub zojaj
bottle Zojaja
milk Haleeb
yogurt Rawb
coffee Qahwa
tea Shay
bread Khobez
toast Khobez mohammar
scrambled eggs (fried eggs) Bayd maqly
boiled (soft) eggs Bayd mofawar
ham Hamberger
sausage Nakaneq
butter Zebda
cheese Jebna
jam Murabba
honey Asal
sugar Sukkar
chocolate Shokolata
salt Melh
vinegar Khal
red pepper Fel fel ahmar
black pepper Fel fel aswad
onion Basal
 
Shopping / Directions -
How much does that cost? Kam thamanoha?
Excuse me, I would like to pay! Law samaht, oreed an adfaa!
Do you have anything cheaper? Aldayka ayo shayen arkhas?
Do you accept credit cards?  
Where are the toilets, please? Ayna yaqao al hammam law samaht?
Men / Women Rejal / Nesaa
Excuse me, where is the (nearest) bank machine? Law samaht, ayna yaqao aqrab sarraf aley?
Excuse me, where is a telephone? Law samaht , ayna ajedo al hatef?
Excuse me, where is an internet café, please? Law samaht, ayna ajedo maqha al internet?
Where can I get a taxi? Ayna ajedo sayarata el ojra?
Straight ahead Amamak mobasharatan
At the corner Ala al zaweya
After the stoplight Baad esharat el moroor
entrance / exit Madkhal / makhraj
Behind (the church) Waraa el kaneesa
In front of (the museum) Amam el mothaf
right / left Yameen / yasaar
Opposite (the hotel) Moqabel al fondoq
next / first / last Baad / awalan / akheeran
 
Numbers -
0 Sefer
1 Wahed
2 Ethnan
3 Thalatha
4 Arbaa
5 Khamsa
6 Seta
7 Sabaa
8 Thamaneya
9 Tesaa
10 Ashra
20 Eshreen
30 Thalatheen
40 Arbaeen
50 Khamseen
60 Seteen
70 Sabeen
80 Thamaneen
90 Teseen
100 Meyaa
1000 Alf
2000 Alfan
 
Days of the week -
Monday Al ethnain
Tuesday Al tholatha
Wednesday Al arbeaa
Thursday Al khamees
Friday Al jumaa
Saturday Al sabt
Sunday Al ahad
 
Transport, traveling -
open Maftooh
closed Moghlaq
bus Hafela
ship Safeena
train Qetaar
When does it leave? Mata sayoghader?
When does it arrive? Mata sayasel
Give me a ticket to ..., please. Aateny tathkeratan law samaht
Give me a seat reservation to ..., please. Aateny hajzan lel korsi law samaht
(railway or coach) station Mahattat al qetaar
airport Mataar
ticket office Maktab el tathaker
Where can I buy tickets?  
ticket tathkera
porter  
luggage Amteaa
left-luggage  
lost & found Al mafqoodat
entrance Madkhal
exit Makhraj
parking garage Al mawqef
parking place  
gas station, filling station, garage Mahattat al banzeen
petrol, gas Banzeen
unleaded Khali men al rasas
gas (diesel oil) Diesel
oil Oil
service station Markaz al khedma
out of order  
Smoking -
Do not smoke!/Smoking is forbidden!  
non-smoking Bedoon tadkheen
to smoke Lel tadkheen
matches Kebreet
cigarette Segara
cigar Sigar
tobacco Tombaq / tabgh
 
Post office -
letter Resala
mail Bareed
registered mail/parcel Bareed mosajjal
air mail Bareed jawwy
stamp Tabe
postcard Betaqa bareedeya
picture postcard Betaqa mosawwara
 
Entertainment -
theatre Masrah
concert Hafla
cinema Cinema
free entrance Dokhool majjany
admission fee Rosoom el dokhool