Arabic salutations

Socializing with Arabic-speaking people? Knowing these Arabic salutations will help you fit right in. After this free audio lesson you'll have a range of common Arabic salutations and expressions to use in the company of native speakers.

Perhaps you want to welcome someone, wish them luck, or a good vacation. Maybe you want to congratulate someone, or even apologize – either way, this Arabic language lesson is not to be missed. Listen carefully to the Arabic pronunciation and practice saying the phrases aloud until you’re ready to try them out in Arabic conversation for real!

How to pronounce Arabic salutations

Thumbs up in Arabic

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

Let’s review how to apologize again. The easiest way to apologize in Arabic is to say…

Or in a more casual way…

You could also say…

A very polite, but less common way of apologizing in Arabic is to say…

If someone stepped on your toes and apologized you might want to say…

That’s it for this lesson.

If you want more lessons on Arabic salutations then I recommend that you check out the following:

!مع السلامة
Ma3a essalama!
Goodbye!

Amira Zaki
Rocket Arabic


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