Directions in Arabic
Getting directions in Arabic will be much easier after this free audio lesson. The Rocket Arabic team is here to arm you with the Arabic words and phrases you’ll need to find your way around an Arabic-speaking country.
Unfortunately it’s not quite as simple as learning the word for 'where' in Arabic and a few Arabic road signs - as you may have already guessed, understanding the directions you are given can be more challenging than asking the questions!
But don’t worry, a little practice is all you need – listen to the Arabic pronunciation in the audio and say the Arabic words and phrases aloud, as you imagine yourself strolling around Cairo or Alexandria.
Pronunciation help for directions in Arabic
ممكن تقوللي محطة القطر فين, لو سمحت؟
Momken t2oly ma7atet el 2atr feyn, lao sama7t?
Can you please tell me where the train station is?
حضرتك تعرف محطة القطر فين؟
7adretak te3raf ma7atet el 2atr feyn?
Do you know where the train station is? (formal)
Another more complete way of asking for directions is by saying…
بعد اذن حضرتك! ممكن تقوللي فين محطة القطر من فضلك؟
Ba3d ezn 7adretak! Momken t2oly feyn ma7atet el 2atr men fudluk?
Excuse me! Could you please tell me where the train station is? (formal)
Here’s a list of some places you might like to go to and places you may pass on the way to getting there.
Here are some words and phrases you might get to hear when asking for directions…
When someone gives you directions, they’ll tell you that you need to take such-and-such street; turn left, and then follow another street…
Now, you might want to know whether it is far or not…
That’s it for this lesson. I hope you enjoyed the lesson!