• Helpful Jordanian Arabic Words

    Posted on January 21, 2015 by admin in Blog, Infos.

    Arabic is an interesting, fun and sort of a difficult language to learn and to write. The words or accent differs from country to other Arab speaking country. Whether you are travelling for business or leisure knowing a few basic words goes along the way. While you don’t need to be fluent learning some words helps as you roam around Jordan.

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    Here are some words and phrases that might help you as you explore and meet people while on your tour.


    Hello – Marhaba / Salam

    How are you? – Keef halak? (to male) / keef halek? (to female)

    Good / Fine – Kuwayes (male) / Kuwayesah (female) or Tamam

    Good, thank God – Al Hamdulillah

    Good morning – Sabah Al-Khair

    Good evening – Masa Al-Khair

    Good bye – Ma’assalamah

    Hopefully – Insha’Allah

    Thank you – Shukran

    Thank you very much – Shukran Jazeelan

    Welcome (answer to thank you) – Afwan

    What is your name? – Shu Ismak? (male) / Shu Ismek? (female)

    My name is ___   – Ismi ____

    I don’t speak Arabic – Ana maba aaref ahkee Arabee

    I speak Arabic a little – Baa’ref Arabee Showayya

    How do you say that in Arabic? – Kief naqul hada bil Arabia?

    You are welcome  – Ahlan Wa Sahlan

    Please – Min fadlak (male) / Min fadlik (female)

    Help me – Saadni (male) / Saadini (female)

    Sorry – Assif

    Congratulations – Mabrook

    Wait – Dagiga

    Yes – Nam / Aiwa

    No – La

    I / Me – Ana

    You – Inta (male) / Inti (female)

    He – Howa

    She – Hiya

    We – Ehna

    They – Homma

    Right – Yameen

    Left – Ashmal

    Straight – Doghri

    Street – Shari

    Circle – Duar

    Hotel  – Fondoq

    Mall/Store – Souq

    Restaurant – Mat’am

    Toilet – Hammam

    Doctor – Tabib

    Police – Shorta

    Passport  – Al Jawaz

    Car – Sayara

    Tea – Shai

    Coffee – Ahwe

    Food  – Akil

    Juice – Aasir

    Water pipe – Argila

    Sugar – Sokar

    Milk – Halib

    The Bill – Al Hesab

    Invoice – Fatora

    I want – Biddi

    We want  – Bidna

    Do you want? – Bedak (male) / Bedek (female)

    How much? – Bikam?

    This – Hada

    That – Hadak

    These – Hadol

    How much is this?  – Bikam hada?

    What is this?  – Shu hada?

    Too Much – Kateer

    Beautiful – Jameel

    Nice – Lateef

    Today – Al youm

    Tomorrow – Bokra

    That’s all for now, we hope you find it helpful.

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