11 Arabic Words To Know while Traveling - Arabic Learning

Before traveling road maps, guidance and specially local language understanding gather extra benefits. Familiarity with English is not helpful in Arabic countries (i.e Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Dubai,Sharjah, Abu-Dhabi, Lebanon , Saudi Arabia etc). You must know some basic Arabic words to travel in arabic countries.

Learning complete arabic language before traveling is not a easy task. Some words are common and saves your time to interact with locals while shopping or traveling.

When you are traveling specially for Umrah or Hajj your interaction with local people is frequent for many transactions.

Below are some basic 11 Arabic words to know while traveling. These are the building blocks for your Arabic language learning. If you are labor you need to memorize these words.

#1. Insha'Allah

Insha'Allah (pronounced in-sha-la) literally means "God willing". In Arabic the phrase used most commonly in conversations. After saying this word you mean you are giving an hope to yourself/other. For example, you would say "Insha'Allah I will go tomorrow" (God willing, i will go tomorrow) or "Insha'Allah i will make it tasty" (God willing, i will make it tasty).

#2. Al-Hamdu-llilaah

AlHamdullilaah (pronounced Al-hamd-llilah) is the opposite of Insha'Allah. You say (In-Shaa-ALLAH) if you are going to do a work, after that you say Al-hamd-llilah after it happens. Al-hamd-llilah means "Thanks God". That your work completed by the grace of ALLAH. For example, success in exams say "Al-hamd-llilah made a good grade" (Thank God I made a good grade on my exam).

Muslims also say these words when after finished the meal, or after the sneeze. Instead of saying a prayer before the meal as most Westerners do, it is common to say "Al-hamd-llilah" after it.

#3. Shukran

Pronounced Shukran very normal word while you are taking something from people around you. Commonly used and you must Learn it in Arabic Learning. Shukran means "Thank you".

#4. Marhaba (Merhaba)

Pronounced Merhaba, In Arabic it means you are saying welcome or greetings to someone. Originally means "God's love" or "God loves you".

#5. Yalla

I always thought that Yalla was a fun word to say. Yalla means "Let's go" and we would say it anytime it we were ready to leave a place.

#6. Habibi

Habibi (habibti for girls) means "my beloved". It is a term of endearment used between a man and a woman, and can be used in good friends to show your love and care for them.

#7. As Salam-O-Alaikoum

As Salam-O-Alaikoum literally means "peace be unto you". When you meet someone directly say it, increases your respect that you pray for them. In against they will say Wa-Alikum-As-Salam. So, it is kind of like the "hello" and "goodbye" in the Arabic language.

#8. Masha'Allah

Masha'Allah is a word that you use to show that you are happy about a good thing that happened in others life. e.g. your co-worker had a baby and told you, say "Masha'Allah". Another way your friend bought a new house then you say Masha'Allah. Usually if you see something good in others life say Masha'Allah he will be happy.
Masha'Allah = Praise the lord (Used for appreciating something you're not directly the recipient of). -

#9. Na'aam

Na'aam means yes. Often said if some one ask you to have something say Na'aam. If you are search for opposite then say "la", means No.

#10. Saha

Saha means "health", can used in different ways. One way to use Saha, you get hair cut or clothes then you say it. Another way you eat something delicious then you can say Saha.

#11. Khalas

Khalas means Enough! Stop. When you stop eating or done your work, you can say Khalas which you pointing you're done eating or washing or anything.

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