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Common Courtesy in Arabic

Updated: Dec 14, 2019

Saying and Responding in Arabic to:

Thank you, Sorry, and Excuse me;

Hello, Pleased to meet you, How are you?, Goodbye....

Good Morning; Go ahead; Get well soon; Bon Voyage; Bravo/ Well done, and more...

In this lesson, I will provide you with several ways of saying all these things in Arabic, which are considered basic conversational skills and common courtesy in Arabic language and culture. Increase your confidence with speaking by learning these key words and phrases. Stay tuned and subscribe to the blog to get the following releases about Arabic grammar, and all other new FREE learning tools; plus get your subscription freebie: a complete Arabic conversation phrase book for beginners, which helps you get through daily life situations with ease (English translation and transcription provided). Additionally, follow the Facebook Page to get the new uploads straight into your news-feed!

Let's look at some examples:

A friend has just had a new baby. You say😍:

ما شاء الله

[Mā Shāʼa Allah]

A friend has just bought a new car. You say 😍:

ما شاء الله

[Mā Shāʼa Allah]

Your friend's son has graduated at the top of his class. You say 😀👏:

ما شاء الله

[Mā Shāʼa Allah]

The boss walks into the office to find the staff chatting and not doing their work,

he says (sarcastically/ cynically)🤨:

ما شاء الله!

[Mā Shāʼa Allah!]

Your friend says meet me tomorrow at 7pm. You say 😀👍:

إنْ شاءَ الله

[ʼIn Shāʼa Allah]

You are not feeling well. Your friend says I hope you get well soon.

You say 🙏:

إنْ شاءَ الله

[ʼIn Shāʼa Allah]

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