15 Most Common Kind Expressions in Arabic

Posted on 17. Feb, 2015 by in Arabic Language, Culture, Current Affairs, Language, Literature

Marhaba! Most of you Arabic lovers enjoyed our 10 most common swear words and expressions in Arabic, as well as the different ways to express anger in Arabic. I am pretty sure most of you are equally interested in learning some of the most common kind expressions in Arabic. Given that there are more kind expressions in any language, I’ve decided to share what I think are the top 15 common kind expressions in Arabic!

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Well, as language learners, you should be introduced to both what’s profane and kind. In addition, to the most common love expressions in Arabic, think of these all these expressions as building blocks for your writing and speaking. It’s always good to say something nice and kind. There is no need for any cautionary statement, but utmost encouragement: use them widely and abundantly!

السلام عليكم
Peace be upon you

آسف
Sorry

بعد اذنك or لو سمحت or من فضلك
Please/ If you allow / After your permission

ألف شكر
A thousand thanks

عفوا
You’re welcome

حمد لله عالسلامة
Thank God for your safety

بكل سرور
Very gladly/ With my pleasure

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تسلم ايدك
May God bless your hand/ thank you

ربنا يوفقك or حظ سعيد
Good luck / May God help you succeed

مع السلامة
Go in Peace/ Safe travels

عيد ميلاد سعيد
Happy Birthday

سلامتك
Get well soon

كل عام وأنتم بخير
May you be well every year

مبروك
Congratulations

كتر خيرك
May God reward you abundantly

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For now take care and stay tuned for upcoming posts!
Happy Learning!!
Have a nice day!!
نهاركم سعيد

Sing with Fairouz in Arabic: Take Me My Beloved

Posted on 14. Feb, 2015 by in Arabic Language, art, Culture, Current Affairs, Language

Marhaba! Happy Valentine’s Day Arabic lovers! Many of you enjoyed learning how to express beautiful love expressions in Arabic! I know that many of you just adore Fairouz’s beautiful songs. Many of you Arabic lovers have reached out to express your desire to learn more of her great songs. Well, you came to the right place! As you all know, Fairouz is one of my favorite Arab artists and her voice is magnificent. She is one of the most admired musicians in the Arab world and beyond. Today, and given the fact that it’s Valentine’s Day (عيد الحب) today, I want to share with you yet another beautiful ballad by the great Fairouz! The song is called Khedni Habibi (خدني حبيبي), which means Take Me My Beloved. As always, I have added the song in the form of a YouTube video as well as the lyrics in Arabic. Similar to other musical posts, I have added the lyrics in Arabic so that you can follow and sing with Fairouz, and translated them to English so that you can learn what these beautiful lyrics mean. I’ve also added other beautiful love ballads by Fairouz so that you can equally enjoy and share them with your significant other/s on Valentine’s Day!

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فيروز – خدني حبيبي
Fairouz – Take Me My Beloved

خدني ياحبيبي على بيت مالو بواب
Take me, my beloved, to a house with no doors
خدني ياحبيبي على قمر الغياب
Take me, my beloved, to a hidden moon
نساني بالغفا بأيام الصفا
Help me forget as I sleep, in pure days
تترجع الليالي ويرجعوا الأحباب
That the nights and our loved ones return
ياحبيبي .. ياحبيبي
My beloved, my beloved

خدني ولا تخدني الفرح عالطريق
Take me, joy is on the way
حبك بيحصدني وماعندك رفيق
My love for you consumes me and you don’t have a friend
يا أمير السيف وين أخدت الصيف
Oh prince of the sword, where did you take the summer?
بشوفك ومابشوفك ضايع بالضباب
I kind of see you, lost in the fog
في اميرة صغيرة نخطبت بكير
There’s a little princess who was engaged early
رميو عليها الغيرة ومابتعرف تطير
They cast jealousy upon her, and she can’t fly
سكنوها قصور خلف سبع بحور
They placed her in a castle beyond seven seas
وصغيرة الأميرة وكبيرة البواب
And the princess is tiny, and the gates are enormous

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This is another beautiful love ballad by Fairouz called The People Asked Me | فيروز – سألوني الناس

Check out the lyrics here http://blogs.transparent.com/arabic/what-did-people-all-around-ask-fairouz/

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This is another beautiful love song called Habaytak bil Saif | فيروز – حبيتك بالصيف

Check out the lyrics here http://blogs.transparent.com/arabic/i-loved-you-in-summer/

For now take care and stay tuned for upcoming posts!
Happy Learning!
Happy Valentine’s Day Arabic Lovers!!
نهاركم سعيد

10 Most Common Expressions About Love in Arabic

Posted on 10. Feb, 2015 by in Arabic Language, Culture, Current Affairs, Language, Literature, Vocabulary

Marhaba! As you all know, Valentine’s Day (عيد الحب) is just around the corner. Millions around the world celebrate it every year on February 14th. This day of love is usually celebrated with bouquets of red roses, red heart-shaped chocolate boxes and balloons, stuffed bears, heart-shaped jewelry, and various other gifts.

Happy Valentine's Day | Image from Flickr

Happy Valentine’s Day | Image from Flickr

Today, I want to celebrate our common passion and love for Arabic. So how about all you Arabic lovers out there learn the 10 most common expressions about love in Arabic? These are great to impress your family, friends, and a special person in your life. You can also use them in letters, text messages, on social media, and in other writing and speaking venues. As you will soon realize, I have added both the female and male variations of these expressions. So that all you ladies and gents out there are equipped with the right expressions about love in Arabic!! In contrast to my cautionary statements regarding swear words in Arabic, please do feel free to use this expressions as much as you can. Use them in abundance, because this world always needs more love.

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1) Habib Albi (حبيب/حبيبة قلبي)
Love of my Heart (male/female)
Pronounced: HA-BEEB AL-BEE

2) Enta Habibi (انت حبيبي/حبيبتي)
You Are My love (male/female)
Pronounced: IN-TA HA-BE-BEE

3) Ana Bahebak (أنا بحبَك/ بحبِك)
I Love You (male/female)
Pronounced: A-NA BA-HE-BACK

4) Ya Hayati (يا حياتي)
My Life (which means my love)
Pronounced: YA HA-YA-TEE

أنا لحبيبي وحبيبي إلي "I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine" From Flickr

أنا لحبيبي وحبيبي إلي
“I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine”
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5) Wahashtini (وحشتيني)
I Miss You
Pronounced: WA-HASH-TINI

6) Ya Amar (يا قمر)
My Moon (which means my most beautiful)
Pronounced: YA KAMAR

7) Ya Habib Alby (يا حبيب/حبيبة قلبي)
Love of my Heart
Pronounced: YA HA-BEEB AL-BEE

8) Ya Rouhi (يا روحي)
You are my Soul (which means my dear beloved)
Pronounced: YA ROU-HE

9) Habibi (حبيبي/حبيبتي)
My Love (male/female)
Pronounced: HA-BE-BEE

10) Ya Helo (يا حلو/حلوة)
My Beautiful (male/female)
Pronounced: YA HE-LOW

Happy Valentine's Day | Image from Flickr

Happy Valentine’s Day | Image from Flickr

For now take care and stay tuned for upcoming posts!
Happy Learning!
Happy Valentine’s Day Arabic Lovers!!
نهاركم سعيد