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The table below illustrates words and phrases in English followed by the Arabic transliteration in Latin letters and finally the Arabic transcript.
Clicking on the transliteration, you'll hear the the pronunciation. Click here for the transliteration rules.
Right
yemien
Rightside
Aala el-yemien
Left
shemal
Leftside
Aala el shemal
North
shamal
South
ganoub
East
shar'
West
ghârb
Next (to)
gamb
In front of
oddam
Behind
wara
Near to
orayyeb men
Straight ahead
Aala tuul
Far from....
beAied Aan...
Corner of...
nasyyet el....
Here
hena
There
henak
Between... and..
bein..we....
Across from
oddam
Facing
fel wesh
At .
Aand .
Stop here
hena kewayyes
Go slowly
beshweish
Go quickly
bi sorAa
How many kilometers?
kam kilo?
Where can i rent a ...?
fein momken 'aggâr ...?
Boat
markeb
Bicycle
Aagala
Car
Aarabeyya
Ferry
meAaddeyya
Camel
gamal
Horse
Hosaan
Donkey
Huumaar
How far is .?
kam kilo li .?
I want to go to .?
ana Aawez arouH.?
Which bus goes to .?
otobies nemra kam beyrouH...?
Does this bus go to ..?
hal el otobies dah beyrouH.?
How many buses per day go to ...?
kam otobies fel yoam beyrouH li ...?
Please tell me when we arrive at .?
law samaHt, olli lamma newSal li ...?
What is the fare to ..?
bekam el- tazkâra li.?
May i sit here?
momkin aAodd hena?
Please wait for me
law samaHt estannani
Stop here, please
o'af hena, men faDlak
What
eih
Where
fein
When
emta
Which
anhi
Why
leih
Who
mien
How
ezzay
At the intersection
fel taqatoA
Can i drink the tap water ?
momken ashrâb men mâyyet el Hanafeyya
Can i purchase a ticket aboard the train?
momken ashteri tazkâra Aala 'atr?
Can i take photos ?
momken akhod Sowar?
Can i walk there ?
momken amshi henak?
Can we enter?
momken adkhol?
Can we go now ?
momken nemshi delwa't?
Can you show me on the map?
momken tewarrini Aala el khariTa
Cross the street
aAadi el shariA
Does anyone here speak..?
fi Hadd hena beyetkallem .?
Do we stop at .?
eHna beno'af Aand.?
Do you go near .?
eHna benrouH orayyeb men .?
Do you have a larger car ?
fi Aarabeyya akbar?
Schedule
gadwal mawaAied
Follow this road
emshi el tarie' dah
From which platform does the train to .. leave ?
anhi rasief Aaleih el 'atr elli beyrouH. ?
By foot
mashi
Driver's license
rokhSet sewa'a
Passport
bassboar
How can i contact you?
momken akallemak?
How deep is the water?
Aomq el mâyya add eih?
How do i get back to . ?
ezzay argaA. ?
How far?
add eih masaafa?
How far are we from .?
eHna add eih beAied men .?
How frequently do the buses run?
kol add eih fi otobies beysafer?
How long can i stay here ?
add eih momken aAodd hena?
How long is this flight going to be delayed ?
add eih el tayyara hattet'âkhkhâr
How long will it take to get downtown ?
add eih wa't li west el balad?
How long will the delay be ?
add eih el ta'khier?
How much is the fare to .?
add eih el-ogra li . ?
I'm looking for .
ana badâwwar Aala .
I'm lost
ana tayeh
I ve lost my ticket
ana DâyyaAt el tazkâra
I've lost my way
ana toht
I'd like a window seat
Aawez korsi gâmb el shobbak
I have to catch a plane in a few hours
lazem alHa' el tayyara fi wa'at oSâyyar
I hope we make it to the airport on time
atmanna newSal el mâTaar fel maAad
Is it far?
beAieda?
Is there a guided tour to .?
fih reHla bi morshed li .?
Is there any thing worth seeing there?
fi Haga momkin tetshaf henak?
Is there a student discount?
fi takhfieD lel Tâlâba?
Is this going to .?
dah beyrouH li .?
Is this open to the public?
dah maftouH lel gomhour?
I would like to book a guided tour
Aawez aHgez reHla bi morshed
I would like to confirm my reservation
Aawez a'akked el Hagz
May i bring a dog on board?
momkin agieb kalb maAaya?
May i change my departure date?
momken aghâyyâr maAad el moghadra?
May i have receipt?
momken akhod waSl?
Please cancel my reservation
men faDlak elghi el Hagz
Please don't drive so fast
men faDlak matso'sh bi sorAa
Please let me off at the next corner
men faDlak nazzelni el nâSya elli gayya
Non-smoking section
makan le gher el modakhennien
Smoking section
makan lel modakhennien
Should i rent a car?
lazem a'aggâr Aarabeyya
Take me to .
khodni …
Take me to the airport
khodni el mâTaar
Take me to downtown
khodni west el balad
Take me to the pyramids
khodni el ahrâmât
Take me to the Egyptian Museum
khodni el matHaf el mâSri
Take me to the sea
khodni el bâHr
The car is out of gas
el Aarabeyya mafihash banzin
The engine is overheating
el matoar sekhen
Turn around
lef
Turn left here.
khosh shemal
Turn right here
khosh yemien
We are here on our honeymoon
eHna fi shahr el Aasal
We are looking for .
eHna bendawwar Aala
We are from USA
eHna men amrika
We are from England
eHna men engelterra
We are from Europe
eHna men oroppa
We are from France
eHna men faransa
We are from Germany
eHna men almanya
We are from Italy
eHna men etalya
We are from Spain
eHna men asbania
What are the main tourist attractions here?
eih momken el waHed yezouroh hena?
What is the speed limit?
eih el sorAa el qoswa?
What is the name of this town?
eih esm el madina di?
What is the rate per day?
kam el ogrâ fel yoam?
What is the weather like in .?
el gaw shaklu eih fi …?
What time is the plane scheduled to land?
el tayyara betohbot el saAa kam?
When can we board?
emta momken teTier el tayyara?
When did it leave?
emta meshyet?
When is the plane going to take off?
emta temshi el tayyara?
Where am i?
fein ana?
Where can i get a map of.?
fein a'dar agieb khâriTâ li …?
Where is there a public telephone?
fein telefoan Aomomi?
Where is the tourist information office?
fein maktab el seyaha hena?
Where might i inquire about local internet access?
fein momken ashtaghal Aala el enternet?
Which bus goes to .?
anhi otobies beyrouH li …?
Which road goes to the .?
anhi tarie' beyrouH li …?
Which way?
anhi tari'?

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