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