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Greeting in Arabic Posted by on Jan 19, 2009 in Culture, Vocabulary

The most common greetings in the Arabic language areأهلاًandالسلام عليكم

أهلاًmeans hello, welcome, hi and how do you do?

 

السلام عليكمis used for both hello and goodbye.

People at different countries use variations of these expressions, e.g. in the Gulf countries, “هلا” is used as a local variation of أهلاً.

 

This table shows some of the most common greetings with their replies and translations

 

 

 

ahlan

ahlan

Hello

أهلاً

أهلاً

 

ahlan wa sahlan

ahlan wa sahlan

How do you do

أهلاً و سهلاً

أهلاً و سهلاً

 

assalamu ‘alaykum

wa alaykum Assalam

Hello

السلام عليكم

وعليكم السلام

 

Sabah al-khair

Sabah An-nur

Good morning

صباح الخير

صباح النور

 

masaa’ al-khair

masaa’An-nur

Good afternoon/evening

مساء الخير

مساء النور

 

ma’a as-salamah

ma’a as-salamah

goodbye

مع السلامة

مع السلامة

 

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Comments:

  1. Yasser:

    I love the Arabic langauge