Although English is increasingly used in business relationships, in many situations Arabic is the key language, as you would expect. Having a little bit of Arabic to start with is a great way to talk to the locals and converse with some of the people. It also shows that you have made an effort for…
Learn Arabic Meeting people mā-smuk? What’s your name? ‘ismī salīm My name is Salim
Thank you. shukran. Thank you very much. shukran jaziilan. You’re welcome. ’ahlan wa sahlan.
Basic Arabic Afwan – sorry/excuse me Keef haluk? -How are you? Sometimes shortened to Keefak
Useful for taxis: Sida – straight Yasar – left Yameen – right
Learn some basic Arabic Basic niceties Hello – Marhaba How are you? – Kaif il haal?