Introductions in Arabic

Ready to move past basic introductions in Arabic? After this free audio lesson you’ll understand some common personal questions. Even better, using simple Arabic phrases and numbers, you’ll be able to respond.

It’s useful to be able to talk about yourself and ask about others when you’re getting to know new people. And there may be times when you need to speak to an official person, or fill out a form.

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Perhaps you’re booking into a hotel, or going for an interview. You’ll probably be asked some basic personal questions in Arabic like “what is your nationality?” “what is your telephone number?” or “what is your date of birth?”

These are all useful things to be able to talk about for everyday conversations as well, so how about we get started on introductions in Arabic

Pronunciation help for introductions in Arabic

Shaking hands in Arabic

All the questions below are expressed formally - you're being addressed with 7adretak, the formal form of "you."

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اسم حضرتك ايه؟

Esm 7adretak a?

What's your name?

حضرتك منين؟

7adretak meneyn?

Where are you from?

ايه جنسية حضرتك؟

A genseyet 7adretak?

What's your nationality?

حضرتك عندك كام سنة؟

7adretak 3andak kam sana?

How old are you?

تاريخ ميلاد حضرتك ايه؟

Taree7' milad 7adretak a?

What is your date of birth?

حضرتك عندك اخوات؟

7adretak 3andak e7'wat?

Do you have siblings?

حضرتك عندك كام اخ و اخت؟

7adretak 3andak kam a7' w o7't?

How many siblings do you have?

عند حضرتك اطفال؟

3and 7adretak atfal?

Do you have children?

حضرتك عندك كام طفل؟

7adretak 3andak kam tefl?

How many children do you have?

حضرتك ليك زوجة؟

7adretak lik zoga?

Do you have a spouse?

حضرتك متجوز؟

7adretak metgawez?

Are you married?

عنوان حضرتك ايه؟

3enwan 7adretak a?

What is your address?

تليفون حضرتك كام؟

Telephone 7adretak kam?

What is your telephone number?

رقم موبايل حضرتك ايه؟

Rakam mobile 7adretak a?

What is your cell phone number?

رقم باسبور حضرتك ايه؟

Rakam paspor 7adretak a?

What is your passport number?

الايميل ادرس بتاع حضرتك ايه؟

El email address beta3 7adretak a?

What is your email address?


When you're responding, you can follow one of the simple formats below. Just insert the appropriate information in the brackets.

There are two ways of saying "Yes" and "No."

انا اسمي (...)

Ana esmy (….)

My name is [your name].

انا من (...)

Ana men (….)

I'm from [country name].

انا (...)

Ana (….)

I'm [nationality].

انا عندي (....) سنة

Ana 3andy (….) sana.

I am [number] years old.

تاريخ ميلادي

Taree7' milady (…/…/...)

My birthday is on the [day] of [month] [year].

ايوة عندي اخوات / لا ماعنديش اخوات

Aywa 3andy e7'wat / La2 ma3andeesh e7'wat

Yes, I have siblings / No, I have no siblings.

عندي (.....) اخوات

3andy (…) e7'wat

I have [number] siblings.

ايوة عندي (...) / لا ماعنديش اطفال

Aywa 3andy (…) / La2 ma3andeesh atfal

Yes, I have [number] children / No, I have no children.

عندي طفل واحد / عندي (....) اطفال

3andy tefl wa7ed / 3andy (…) atfal

I have one child/ I have [number] children.

ايوة عندي زوجة / لا ماعنديش زوجة

Aywa 3andy zoga. / La2 ma3andeesh zoga.

Yes, I have a spouse / No, I haven't got a spouse.

ايوة انا متجوز / لا انا مش متجوز

Aywa ana metgawez. / La2 ana mesh metgawez.

Yes, I'm married / No, I'm not married.

عنواني (...)

3enwany (…..)

My address is [your address].

تليفوني (...)

Telephony (….)

My telephone number is [your number].

رقم موبايلي (.....)

Rakam mobily (…..)

My cell phone number is [your number].

رقم باسبوري (...)

Rakam paspory (…)

My passport number is [your number].

Filling out Forms

If you find yourself being asked to fill out forms with your personal details, you won’t get the complete questions that you’ve studied above. Instead, you’ll get short words or phrases.



El2esm: Hany



El genseya: Masry



El no3: Zakar (male)



El sen: 34


تاريخ الميلاد

Taree7' el milad: 22.07. 1974

Date of birth


El3enwan: 27 share3 tout 3an7' amoun


رقم التليفون

Rakam el telephone: 422 5475

Telephone number

رقم الموبايل

Rakam el mobaile 010 192 9866

Mobile number

رقم الباسبور

Rakam el paspor: 1254as

Passport number

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!

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