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Learn to Speak Arabic for Your Travel to Qatar

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A trip to Qatar is an exciting venture that offers a blend of modernity and tradition, from its futuristic skyline to its rich cultural heritage. One way to enhance your experience in this fascinating country is to learn to speak Arabic, the official language of Qatar. Although English is widely spoken, especially in business and tourist areas, speaking Arabic can open doors to deeper connections and richer experiences. This article provides a simple yet useful guide to get you started.

EnglishPronunciationArabic
HelloMarhabaمرحبا
GoodbyeMa’a as-salamaمع السلامة
See you later!Araka lahikanأراك لاحقا
Good morningSabah al-khairصباح الخير
Good nightLayla sa’idaليلة سعيدة
Good eveningMasa’ al-khairمساء الخير
How are you?Kayfa halak?كيف حالك؟
I’m fineAna bikhairأنا بخير
I miss youIshtaqtu ilaykاشتقت إليك
What’s new? What’s up?Ma akhbarak?ما أخبارك؟
Nothing muchLa shay’ jadeedلا شيء جديد
Thank youShukranشكرا
Say hi to John for meQul li John marhabaقل لجون مرحبا
You’re welcomeAhlan wa sahlanأهلاً وسهلاً
Don’t worry!La taqlaqلا تقلق
Excuse me (to get attention)‘Afwanعفوا
SorryAsefآسف
Have a nice dayAtamanna laka yawman sa’idanأتمنى لك يوماً سعيداً
What is your name?Ma ismuk?ما اسمك؟
My name is …Ismi …اسمي…
Pleased to meet youTasharraftu biliqa’ikتشرفت بلقائك
Bon appetit / Have a nice mealBil hana wa ash-shifaبالهناء والشفاء
Bon voyage / Have a good journeyRihla sa’idaرحلة سعيدة
Where’s the toilet/bathroom?Ayn al-hammam?أين الحمام؟
What time is it?Kam al-saa’a?كم الساعة؟
It’s 10 o’clock.Al-saa’a al-a’sheraالساعة عشرة
Give me a discountAl-saa’a al-sabaa wa al-nisf masaanالساعة السابعة والنصف مساءً
How much is itKam se’aruh?كم سعر هذا؟
What Does … Mean in English? (an object or a word)A’atini khismanأعطني خصمًا
I’m hungryAna ja’iأنا جائع
I’m thirstyAna ‘atshanأنا عطشان
Where do you come from?Min ayna anta?من أين أنت؟
I come from SpainAna min Isbaniyaأنا من إسبانيا
I understandAfhamأفهم
I don’t understandLa afhamلا أفهم
I don’t knowLa a’rifلا أعرف
I need a doctorAhtaj ila tabeebأحتاج إلى طبيب
I feel sickAna mareedhأنا مريض
Please say that againMin fadlak qul dhalik marra okhraمن فضلك قل ذلك مرة أخرى    
Please speak more slowlyMin fadlak tahaddath b-bata’من فضلك تحدث ببطء    
Please write it downMin fadlak uktubuhمن فضلك اكتبه
I speak Persian (Farsi) a littleAna atakallam al-farsiya qaleelanأنا أتكلم الفارسية قليلاً              
What Does … Mean in English?(an object or a word)Madha ya’ni … bil-ingliziyya?ماذا يعني … بالإنجليزية؟        
What Is This?Ma hatha?ما هذا؟
I’m lostAna dae’أنا ضائع
I have to go to… (a place)Yajibu an adhhab ila…يجب أن أذهب إلى…
Can I help you?Hal yumkinuni musaadatak?هل يمكنني مساعدتك؟             
Can you help me?Hal yumkinuk musaadati?هل يمكنك مساعدتي؟
Merry ChristmasEid Milad Sa’eedعيد ميلاد سعيد
Happy New YearSana Jadida Sa’eedaسنة جديدة سعيدة
Happy BirthdayEid Milad Sa’eedعيد ميلاد سعيد
Congratulations!Mabrookمبروك
Good luck!Hadh sa’eedحظ سعيد
Bless you (when sneezing)Yarhamuka Allahيرحمك الله
Good/ Bad/ So-SoJayid / Sai’ / La basجيد/ سيئ/ لا بأس
Today/ NowAlyawm / Alanاليوم/ الآن
Tomorrow/ YesterdayGhadan / Amsغدًا/ أمس
Here you go! (when giving something)Tafaddalتفضل
Hurry up!Asra’أسرع
Do you like it?Hal tuhibuhu?هل تحبه؟
I really like it!Ana uhibuhuأنا أحبه
Call the policeIttasil bil-shurtaاتصل بالشرطة       
YesNa’amنعم
NoLaلا
FriendSadeeqصديق
PharmacySaydaliyyaصيدلية
HospitalMustashfaمستشفى
FireNarنار
HelpMusa’adaمساعدة
WhyLimaadha?لماذا؟
WhoMan?من؟
WhatMadha?ماذا؟
HowKayf?كيف؟
WhereAyn?أين؟
WhenMata?متى؟
Stop!Tawaqafتوقف
Really!Haqqan?حقا؟
Look!Unzurانظر
PleaseMin fadlakمن فضلك
IAnaأنا
You (singular)Antaأنت
He/SheHuwa / Hiyaهو / هي
ItHuwa / Hiyaهو / هي
WeNahnuنحن
YouAntumأنتم
TheyHumهم
WifeZawjaزوجة
HusbandZawjزوج
SpouseShareekشريك
Son/boyIbnابن
Daughter/girlIbnaابنة
MotherUmmأم
FatherAbأب
SisterUkhtأخت
BrotherAkhأخ
Mr. /ManSayyidسيد
Mrs. /Ms. /LadySayyidaسيدة
English Numbers012345678910
Arabic Numbers٠١٢٣٤٥٦٧٨٩١٠
Arabic PronunciationSifrWahidIthnaynThalathaArba’aKhamsaSittaSab’aThamaniyaTis’a‘Ashara
English Numbers2030405060708090100
Arabic Numbers٢٠٣٠٤٠٥٠٦٠٧٠٨٠٩٠١٠٠
Arabic Pronunciation‘IshrunThalathunArba’unKhamsunSittunSab’unThamanunTis’unMi’a

Final Word

Learning Arabic for traveling to Qatar is not just communication. It is a window to a deeper and more authentic travel experience. Picking up the local language can enhance your trip, when you learn to speak Arabic, it allows you to navigate the country easily, connect with its people, and experience its rich cultural fabric. So, start learning Arabic today and get ready to enjoy Qatar in a way that few tourists ever do.

Are you planning to travel to Qatar? Please read things to do in Qatar article & Check out our Qatar tours, and Qatar transit tours.

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