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.
Arabic is the official language of Bahrain with Bahraini Arabic as the local dialect and most widely spoken version of the Arabic language. However, English is incredibly widespread and used among businesses and politicians frequently. Additionally many people speak Persian, Urdu, Malayalam and Hindi, with many institutions being bilingual, usually in English and Arabic.