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Wording
Phonetic
English
     
Salam Sah-lam Hello/Hi
Ma a salama
 
Mah ah sah-lah-mah Good Bye!
Hal tatakallamo alloghah al Enjileziah / Alarabiah? Hahl tah-tah-kah-lah-moh ahl-oh-gah ahl Ehn-jill-ehz-ee-ah / Ah-lah-rah-bee-ah Do you speak English / Arabic?
Esmee… Ehz-mee My name is…
Hal beemkanek mosa’adati Hahl beam-kah-nehk moh-sah-ah-dah-tee Can you help me?
Abhatu an… Ahb-hah-too ahn I’m looking for…
Na’am / Laa Nah-ahm / Lah Yes / No
Assayed / Assayedah / Al Anesah Ah-say-ehd / Ah-say-ehd-ah / Ahl Ah-ney-sah Mr / Mrs / Miss
Alyawm / Al aan Ahl-yorm / Ahl Ahn Today / Now
Ghadan / Albareha Gah-dahn / Ahl-bah-reh-ah Tomorrow / Yesterday
Haza / Zalek / Huna / Hunak Hah-zah / Zah-lek / Hoo-nah / Hoo-nahk This / That / Here / There

Phrases

Above are a few common Arabic phrases to help you get around.

Languages

The national language of Egypt is Modern Standard Arabic, of which, 68% of all speakers speak Egyptian Arabic, 29% speak Sa’idi Arabic, Eastern Egyptian Bedawi Arabic is spoken by about 1.6%, Sudanese Arabic is spoken by about 0.6%, Domari and Noblin are spoken by about 0.6% and the last 0.2% are spoken as Beja, Siwi and several others.

However, Greek, Armenian, Italian, French, German and English are all spoken widely by immigrants and foreign expatriates.