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.
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
All the questions below are expressed formally - you're being addressed with 7adretak, the formal form of "you".
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".
ايوة انا متجوز / لا انا مش متجوز
Aywa ana metgawez. / La2 ana mesh metgawez.
Yes, I’m married / No, I’m not married.
ايوة عندي زوجة / لا ماعنديش زوجة
Aywa 3andy zoga. / La2 ma3andeesh zoga.
Yes, I have a spouse / No, I haven’t got a spouse.
عندي طفل واحد / عندي (....) اطفال
3andy tefl wa7ed / 3andy (…) atfal
I have one child/ I have [number] children.
ايوة عندي (...) / لا ماعنديش اطفال
Aywa 3andy (…) / La2 ma3andeesh atfal
Yes, I have [number] children / No, I have no children.
ايوة عندي اخوات / لا ماعنديش اخوات
Aywa 3andy e7'wat / La2 ma3andeesh e7'wat
Yes, I have siblings / No, I have no siblings.
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.
That’s it for this lesson.
If you want more lessons on Arabic salutations then I recommend that you check out the following: