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Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Learn Basic Arabic Words used in Saudi Arabia

Arabic is the national language in Saudi Arabia. Although you can sustain in offices by speaking English and avoiding Arabic, but still you have to learn few basic Arabic words of Arabic to stay in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. When you go to some shop, he may not necessarily know the Basic English words, so you must know enough words of Arabic so that you can deal with him. In this context, I have listed 8 words below which you must need to memorize so that at least you can deal with the people at shops.


English
Arabic
Roman Language
How much?
كم؟
Kam?
How much is this?
كم هو هذا؟
Kam haza?
How are you my friend?
كيف حالك يا صديقي؟
Kaifa Halak Ya Sadeeq?
How much is the book?
كم هو الكتاب؟
Kam Hua Al-Kitaab?*
How much is the milk?
كم هو الحليب؟
Kam Hua Al-Haleeb?
How much is the weight?
كم هو وزنك؟
Kam Waznak?
Is this new? Is this fresh?
هذا هو الجديد؟
Haza Jadeed?
This is so cheap!
هذا هو رخيص
Haza Raqeesa
What is the problem with my car?
أش مشكله سيارتي؟
Aish Mushkilat Sayyara?
Car
سيارة
Sayyara
Battery
بطارية
Batariat
Engine
مكينا
Makina
Oil
زيت
Zait
Oil check
شيك الزيت
Check or Maghaz zait
Spark plug
بواجى كهرابا
Bawaji Kahraba
Wire
سلك
Silk
Ignition
مفتاح دقمو
Mufta Digmu
Wrench
مفتاح
Mufta'
Steering
دركسون
Draksoon
Rear View Mirror
ميارايا
Miraya
Rear View Mirror(Right)
ميارايايمين
Miraya Yameen
Rear View Mirror(Left)
ميارايايسار
Miraya Yasaar
Trunk
شنطه
Shanta
Tire
كفر
Kafar
Door
باب
Bab
Front Door
باب قدَام
Bab Ghiddam
Back Door
باب الورا
Bab Al Wara
Manual Gear
قير عادى
Gear Adi
Head Lights
نور قدَام
Noor Ghiddam
Push the Brake
دوس بريك
Doos Brake
Change Gear
غير قير
Ghayyar Gear
Front Seat
كرسى قدَام
Ghiddam Kursi
Rod
عسايا
A’saya
Car Ceiling
سقف سيَاره
Sayyara Sighaf
Look Up
شوف فوك
Shoof Fok
Look Down
شوف تحت
Shoof Tahat
Mat
مكيت
Muket
Check Engine Light
شوف مكينا نور
Shoof Makina Noor
Jack
جيك
Jack - Egyptian call it افريتا (Afrita)
Need oil change
غيَر زيت مكينا
Ghayyar Zait Makina
Clean my car
انا إبغا تنظيف سيَاره
Ana Ibgha Tanzeef Sayyara
Car Installment
اقساط سياَره
Iqsat Sayyara
Check tire balancing
ميزان كفرات
Shoof Kafar Meezan
Speedometer
عداد السرعة
A’ddaad Sayyara
My Car is heating up
ال سيَاره حراره
Ana Sayyara Harara
Tow my car
انا إبغا سيَاره إسحب
Ana Ibgha Sayyara Ishab



Some Important Sentences in Arabic
Is he/she married?
hal heya mwtazwjah?
هل هو متزوج ؟
hal hwa mwtzwej?
هل هي متزوجه؟

Will you marry me?
hal trghabeen bel jawj meni? هل تقبلين بالزواج مني؟

She would make a beautiful bride for my son.
Sa tkoon aroos jameelah le waldi ستكون عروسا جميله لابني

He would make a handsome husband for my daughter.
sa ykoon zawj waseem le ebnaty سيكون زوجا وسيم لابنتي

What a beautiful bride she is!
ya laha mn aroos jameelahيالها من عروس جميله

He is a handsome and strong husband.
hewa zawj waseem w gawi هو زوج قوي ووسيم

Congratulations!
Mabrookمبروك



I wish you all the very best wishes and bright future!
atamna lakum kol kair w mwstagbal mwshregاتمنى لكم كل خير ومستقبل مشرق

May you be blessed with many children!
Atamna lakum aladeed mn alatfalاتمنى لكم العديد من الاطفال

You may want to put on your abaya and cover your face now.  The groom will be coming in soon.
hal toredeen an trtdee abaytuki w twgati wajhaki. sa yatee alarees ala’an. هل تريدين ان ترتدي عبائتك وتغطي وجهك؟ سيدخل العريس الان 

I am sorry you are ill.
أنا مستاء-مستاءه لمرضك

I hope that you will be feeling better soon.
أتمنى ان تشعر بالتحسن قريبا

Is there anything I can do for you?
هل هناك شي استطيع عمله لمساعدتك؟

Would you like me to get you a Quran to pray?
هل تريدني ان احضر لك مصحف ؟



Do you wish to see the Imam?
هل تريد ان ترى الامام

To Family Members:
I am so very sorry on the passage of your loved one.
اسـتأت كثيرا لوفاه الفقيد الغالي

He/She is now out of pain and in a better place.
هو-هي براحه من الالم الان وبمكان افضل

He/She is now in Allah’s hands.

هو-هي برحمه الله الان


May God reward you (for your patience):
عظم الله اجركم وأحسن الله عزاءكم

May God have mercy on his/her soul:
الله يغفر له-لها ويرحمه- يرحمها

May God reunite you in paradise:

أسال الله ان يجمعكم  في الجنه


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