Being able to talk about music in Arabic is a great way to start a conversation with a native Arabic speaker – after all, music is a universal language!
Perhaps you’re traveling in a Arabic-speaking country and you want to buy some Arabic music – how would you ask for what you want in Arabic?
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بكام السي دي ديه لوسمحت؟
Bikam El CD Di Law Sama7t?
How much is this CD please?
عندك موسيقى كلاسيك؟
3andak Mousi2a Classic?
Do you stock classical music?
عندك موسيقى روك؟
3andak Mousi2a Rock?
Do you have rock music?
انا بدور على موسيقى لجاك جونسون عندك اي حاجة ليه؟
Ana Badwar 3ala Mousi2a La Jack Johnson 3andak Ay 7aga lih?
I am looking for music by Jack Johnson, do you have any?
Remember you can substitute the music genre and artist name from the example sentences above.
Here are some useful words when listening to music at home, in the car or at a concert.
الصوت عالي اوي
El Sout 3ali Awi
It's too loud
هوا عندو صوت جميل
Howa 3ando Sout Gamil
He has a beautiful voice
انا عجباني اوي الاغنية ديه
Ana 3agbani Awi El O3’neya Di
I really like this song
عجباك الاغنية ديه؟
3agbak el O’3neya Di?
Do you like this song?
That's all for today - be sure to practice these new phrases when you next step into a music store in Egypt or discuss a new song with your Arab-speaking friends!
Here are a few recommended Arabic lessons to try next!
!مع السلامة (Ma3a essalama!) Goodbye!
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