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Airplane in Arabic

Traveling around Arabic-speaking countries on vacation or business? Wouldn’t it be easier if you knew what to say on the airplane in Arabic? Pack these useful Arabic words and phrases in your hand luggage before you depart!

How do you say boarding pass and luggage in Arabic? What’s the Arabic expression for connecting flight? You’ll learn these important words and more. We’ll also show you how to ask the flight attendants what you need on a airplane in Arabic, and understand their instructions. We hope you won’t need to explain that something has gone wrong with your travel plans, but just in case, we’ll teach you how to do that too.

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Knowing how to use these essential Arabic travel phrases will give you more confidence next time you’re travelling by plane in an Arabic-speaking country, so let’s get started.

Seatbelt in Arabic

How to pronounce Arabic airplane words

In this lesson all gender specific words are in the feminine form.

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كابينة الشنط

Cabinet el shonat

Over head locker

حزام الكرسي

7ezam el korsy


خروج الطوارئ

7'oroog el tware2

Emergency Exit




مضيفة طيران

Modeefet tyaran

Flight attendant

بوردينج باس

Bording paas

Boarding pass

Imagine you are on a flight from America to Egypt. It’s a long way, so make sure you know how to ask for a drink or an extra blanket in case you are cold. It’s also important to know what “men fadlek, erboty el 7ezam” means. Repeat the new words aloud to practice your pronunciation.

انا عايزة كوباية مياه.

Ana 3ayza kobayet maya.

I would like to have a glass of water.

انا بخاف من الطيران.

Ana ba7'af men el tayaran.

I'm scared of flying.

انا جعانة.

Ana ga3ana.

I'm hungry.

انا سقعانة, عندك بطانية زيادة؟

Ana sa23ana, 3andek buttaneya zyada?

I'm cold, do you have a blanket?

احنا هنوصل امتى؟

E7na hanewsal emta?

When are we going to land?

من فضلك, اربطي حزامك.

men fadlek, erboty 7ezamek.

Please fasten your seatbelt.

سمعاتي مش شغالين.

Samma3aty mesh sha3'alin.

My headset doesn't work.

احنا متوقعين مطب هواء.

E7na motawak3in matab hawa.

We are expecting turbulence.

Once you arrive at the airport you will have to collect your luggage. Simply follow the signs to the “estlam el shonat” and make your way to the “el gamarek.” Listen to the Audio link below to hear the pronunciation…

استلام الشنط

Estlam el shonat

Baggage claim


El gamarek


Hopefully you won’t need to use the following phrases, but it’s still handy to know them.

شنطي اتبهدلوا.

Shonaty etbahdelo.

My luggage got damaged.

شنطي ضاعوا.

Shonaty da3o.

My luggage got lost.

الطيارة فاتتني.

El tyara Fatetny.

I've missed my connecting flight.

جواز سفري ضاع.

Gwaz safary da3.

I've lost my passport.

تذكرتي ضاعت.

Tazkarty da3et.

I've lost my ticket.

البوردينج باس بتاعي ضاع.

El boardingpass beta3y da3.

I've lost my boarding pass.

انا تايهة

Ana tayha.

I'm lost.

That’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed the lesson!

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