Questions in Arabic

Be sure to learn these essential questions in Arabic before you travel! When does the bus leave? When does the train arrive? Where is the museum? The restroom? After this free audio lesson you’ll know how to ask 'when' and 'where' in Arabic.

Need to exchange money? Looking for a tourist information center? The Rocket Arabic team is here to help! Listen to the pronunciation, and practice these common questions in Arabic aloud. We’ve made it real easy to follow and you'll never have an excuse to be late or lost in an Arabic-speaking country.

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How to pronounce questions in Arabic

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المتحف بيفتح امتى؟

El mat7af beyefta7 emta?

When is the museum open?

المتخف بيقفل امتى؟

El mat7af beye2fel emta?

When is the museum closed?

السوبرماركت بيفتح امتى؟

El supermarket beyefta7 emta?

When is the supermarket open?

الصيدلية بتفتح امتى؟

El suydaleya betefta7 emta?

When is the pharmacy open?

الاوتوبيس بيقوم امتى؟

El autobees bey2oom emta?

When does the bus leave?

القطر بيقوم امتى؟

El 2atr bey2oom emta?

When does the train leave?

الطيارة هتطير امتى؟

El tayara hatir emta?

When does the flight leave?

الاوتوبيس بيوصل امتى؟

El autobees beyewsul emta?

When does the bus arrive?

القطر بيوصل امتى؟

El 2atr beyewsul emta?

When does the train arrive?

الطيارة هاتوصل امتى؟

El tayara hatewsul emta?

When does the flight arrive?

هنقف امتى؟

Hano2uf emta?

When do we stop?

الفيلم هايبتدي امتى؟

Elfilm hayebtedy emta?

When does the movie start?

المسرح بيفتح امتى؟

El masra7 beyefta7 emta?

When does the theater open?

المسرحية بتبتدي امتى؟

El masra7eya betebtedy emta?

When does the play start?

Asking "where is the toilet?" in Arabic

One of the first questions you might want to ask when arriving in an unfamiliar city could be…

فين مكتب معلومات السائح؟

Feyn maktab ma3lomat el saye7?

Where can I find the tourist information center?

Some smaller cities may not have tourist information centers. You might have to rely on asking the locals. Here are some useful questions you might need…

Where can I find…

الاقي المتحف فين؟

Ala2y el mat7af feyn?

…the museum?

الاقي معرض الفنون فين؟

Ala2y ma3rad el fenon feyn?

… the art exhibition?

الاقي مكتب الحاجة الضايعة فين؟

Ala2y maktab el 7aga el dy3a feyn?

… the lost property office?

الاقي محطة القطر فين؟

Ala2y ma7atet el 2atr feyn?

…the train station?

الاقي محطة الاوتوبيس فين؟

Ala2y ma7atet el autobees feyn?

…the bus stop?

الاقي المستشفى فين؟

Ala2y el mostashfa feyn?

… the hospital?

الاقي دكتور فين؟

Ala2y doktor feyn?

… a doctor?

الاقي الحمامات العمومية فين؟

Ala2y el 7amamat el 3emomeya feyn?

…public restrooms?

الاقي بنك فين؟

Ala2y bank feyn?

… a bank?

Credit cards are not as widely accepted in Egypt as they are in England or America for example, so you might have to exchange some money.

اغير فلوس فين؟

A3'ayar felous feyn?

Where can I exchange money?

فين مكتب تغيير فلوس؟

Feyn maktab ta3'yeer felous?

Where can I find a money exchange counter?

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

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Amira Zaki: Rocket Arabic

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