Shopping, Asking about Price, Money Exchange, and Banking
Updated: Jun 8
Here is a summary of the most important vocabulary in Arabic about shopping, asking about price and bargaining, money exchange, as well as banking.
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ثَمَنْ = singular noun= Cost; price; charge; expense أَثْمان؛ أَثْمُن؛ أَثْمِنَة = plural noun
سِعْر = singular noun = Price; rate; quotation أسْعار = plural noun سِعْرُ الشِّراء؛ سِعْرُ الطَّلَب = bid price سِعْرُ الصَّرْف = exchange rate سِعْرُ الدّولار = dollar rate أسْعارٌ مدروسة = keenest prices اسْعارُ الذّهَبِ تَتَراجَعُ لِليَوْمِ الثّاني. = Gold prices decline for the second day.
اِزْدادَ الثَّمَن؛ اِرتَفَعَ الثَّمَن؛ غَلا السِّعْر. = The price increased. هبَطَ الثَّمَن؛ قَلَّ السِّعْر. = The price decreased
بَهُظَ؛ ثَمُنَ؛ غَلا = increased in price -verb رَخُصَ؛ بَخَسَ = decreased in price -verb
رَخيصُ الثَّمَن = Cheap باهِظُ الثَّمَن = Expensive
Discount= حَسْم؛ خَصْم؛ تَخْفيض؛ تَنْزيل
غَلا= verb: be or become expensive Can also mean= be excessive ; exaggerate ; exceed the proper bounds or limits ; go to extremes ; go too far ; overdo.
Allah said: "يَا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ لَا تَغْلُوا فِي دِينِكُمْ" Quran Surah AN NISA 171; English Translation; Sahih International: "O People of the Scripture, do not commit excess in your religion" لا تغلوا = do not commit excess
باعَ = verb: sell بائِع = salesman; active participle
Idioms: دفَع الثَّمنَ غالِياً. = .He paid a dear price سأبْذُلُ الغَالِي وَالرَّخِيص. = I will give anything I have./ I will do whatever it takes.
Money 💲and💰banking vocabulary & phrases:
Account number = رَقْمُ الحِساب [Raqmu Al-ḩisāb]
I want to withdraw money = أُريدُ أَنْ أَسْحَبَ نُقودا [ʼUrīdu ʼan ʼsḩaba nuqūdan]
I want to put/deposit money = أُريدُ أَنْ أُودِعُ نُقودا [ʼUrīdu ʼan ʼsḩaba nuqūdan]
money= مال / نُقود = [Māl / Nuqūd]
currency= عُمْلَة = [ʻUmlah]
poor = فَقير [faqīr] (in the masculine); [faqīrah] (in the feminine)
rich= ثَرِيّ [thariyy] / غَنِيّ [ghaniyy] (in the masculine); ثَرِيَّة [thariyy] / غَنِيَّة [ghaniyyah] (in the feminine)
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