arabic conversationLearning to read, write, and speak any new language is tough, especially if it’s a language like Arabic that might not share the same alphabet as your native language. A good way to dive right into learning the language, short of just practicing every day, is learning some simple conversational phrases!

In this guide, we’ll go over # Arabic conversation phrases, and providing both the original Arabic script, the romanization of each phrase, and the English translation. These should help you get a feel for the language, and help you get some simple dialogue going with potential conversation partners and teachers helping you learn Arabic.

For more, consider checking out this course on how to read and write the Arabic language.

Greetings & Goodbyes

Below you’ll find a list of traditional greetings and other basic conversation starters, plus common ways to respond to them. For more help with the language, check out this basic Arabic language course.

With these phrases, you can begin and end simple conversations. For instance, how might a simple greeting sound like?

Nashida: Hello! How are you?

Karima: I am fine, thank you. What about you?

Nashida: I am okay.

Karima: I will be right back.

Nashida: See you later!

Karima: Good bye!

In Arabic, this conversation would sound like this:

Nashida: Salam! Kaifa haloki?

Karima: Ana bekhair, shokran! Wa anti?

Nashida: ‘Aadee.

Karima: Sa arje’o halan.

Nashida: Araki fi ma ba’d!

Karima: Ma’a salama!

Can you write the conversation above in Arabic? For an introductory lesson, check out this course on how to read and write Arabic.

Introductions & Small Talk

So once you’ve begun a conversation, you probably want to be able to say more things in between before you end it. Here are some basic introductions and other small talk phrases to help get the dialogue going. For more, check out this course on the basics of Arabic.

Good Wishes

There are certain phrases you might tell someone on special days like their birthday, or other holidays. Learn how to say them below.

Travel Phrases

Maybe you only want to learn enough Arabic to get you by during your travels. If you’re going through Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, or any number of the Arabic-speaking countries, knowing how to ask people the way around is really important.

If you’re going to be traveling a lot, check out this course on awesome travel tips and tricks, including how to go around the world saving the most amount of money. If you’d like at least a bit more Arabic up your sleeve before you start to travel, check out this advanced Arabic language course. You can also check out this introductory Arabic language guide for additional help.

Your Arabic doesn’t have to be bad forever! Check out this course on how to memorize the vocabulary of any language to help with your studies.

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