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It’s always important to learn how to be polite مُؤَدَّب in the language we are learning. In this post we’ll be looking at the common phrases used in MSA (Modern Standard Arabic) to make a polite request طَلَب.
In English, a few common words used to make requests are (may, could, would, please, etc.) In Arabic, we have words that serve the same function though the literal translations may differ from those used in English.
For example, .أَعْطِنِيْ الْكِتاب مِنْ فَضْلِكَ meaning “Give me the book please”. / “Could/would you please give me the book?”
For example, .لَوْ سَمَحْتَ ، نَاْوِلْنِيْ الْسُّكَر meaning, “Please, hand me the sugar.”/” Could/would you please hand me the sugar?”
For example, هَلْ مِنَ الْمُمْكِنِ أَنْ تَغْلِق الْباب؟ meaning, “Is it possible for you to shut the door?”/” Could/would you shut the door?”.
For example, !رَجَاْءً سَاْعِدْنِيْ Meaning “Please help me!”.
I hope you found this useful. There are other ways to make requests in Arabic that are similar variants to the ones above. I chose the most frequent ones used. Happy practicing! 😊