SAUDI ARABIA

Arabic Phrasebook

Arabic is Saudi Arabia's official language but many people will know English as it is taught in schools and used in business. Note that Arabic has several sounds that are completely unfamiliar to the English ear.

Meeting People

English
Arabic
Hello
Marhaba
Please
Min fadlak
Thank you
Shukran
Yes
Na'am
No
Laa
My name is...
Ismee...
What is your name?
Maa ismak?
I don't understand
Laa afham
Do you speak English?
Tatkallam ijileezee?

Directions

English
Arabic
Where is it?
Ayn huwa?
Map
Khareeta
Left
Yasaar
Right
Yameen
Straight on
Ahla tool
Nearby
Qareeb
Far
Ba'eed

Time

English
Arabic
What time is it?
Kam as-sa'ah?
When...?
Matta...?
Yesterday
Ams
Today
Al-yawm
Tomorrow
Ghadan

Transport

English
Arabic
Train
Qitaar
Bus
Ootoobees
Taxi
Taaksee
Car
Sayyaara
Fare
Ujra

Accommodation

English
Arabic
Do you have any vacancies?
Hal Ahndakum ghurfa faarigha?
I have a reservation
Ahndee hajz
My name is...
Ismee...
How much is it per night?
Kam urjat il-layla?
That's fine
Hasanan

Shopping

English
Arabic
How much is...?
Bikam...?
I'd like...
Ureed...
Postcard
Kart
Stamps
Tawaabi'ah
Market
Sooq
Could you show me...
Mumkin tureenee...
That's all
Haaza kulluh

Food and Drink

English
Arabic
Coffee
Qahwah
Milk
Haleeb
Water
Maa
Tea
Shaay
Bread
Khubz
Meat
Lahm
Fish
Samak
Vegetables
Khudaar
Fruit
Fawaakih