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Arabic term or phrase:welcome
English translation:Ahlan or Marhaba
Entered by: Mona Helal
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09:18 Aug 22, 2000
Arabic to English translations [Non-PRO]
Bus/Financial
Arabic term or phrase: welcome
greeting vistors
lgparkins
Ahlan or Marhaba
Explanation:
I think I have contributed to this answer before but I cannot see it displayed so here it is again:
1. Ahlan Wa Sahlan
or
2. Marhaba
Depending on which part of the Arab world the person comes from:
1. usually from Egypt
2. usually the rest of the Arab world.
W-Allahu A'lam.
Hope this helps.
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Mona Helal
Local time: 04:02
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Summary of answers provided
na +1أهلاH K H ALBULUSHI
na +1Ahlan or MarhabaMona Helal
na +1"ahlan" or,
Luis Luis
naContext, pleaseshfranke


  

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12 mins
Context, please


Explanation:
Greetings.

Without more context, here are a few variant expressions of greeting to arriving visitors.

1. Ahalan wa sahalan bizuwaar'unaa al-3zaa'

lit.: Welcome to our dear visitors

2. An alternative expression (sometimes posted on entrance signs when visitors are entering a city):

(Ism al-medina) turaahib bizuwaar'haa al-keraam

lit.: (City name) greets its esteemed/dear visitors

3. Ahalan wa sahalan bikum fii (medinat XXX)

Welcome to you (plural/formal) in the (city of XXX)

These seem to be standard forms displayed in the Arabian Gulf countries.

HTH.

Regards from Los Angeles,

S. H. Franke


    Field notes. ZAL articles.
shfranke
United States
Local time: 11:02
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 240

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Khadija Warsame
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"ahlan" or,


Explanation:
more completely:
"ahlan wa sahlan"

If you want to be more specific you may had "to" and then then place or name of the company. So, say visitors are received at the airport in Bahrain, you could say:
"ahlan wa sahlan fi bahrain"


ma'as salaama.

Luis M. Luis

Luis Luis
United States
Local time: 13:02
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese

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Khadija Warsame

agree  Khalid Nasir
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Ahlan or Marhaba


Explanation:
I think I have contributed to this answer before but I cannot see it displayed so here it is again:
1. Ahlan Wa Sahlan
or
2. Marhaba
Depending on which part of the Arab world the person comes from:
1. usually from Egypt
2. usually the rest of the Arab world.
W-Allahu A'lam.
Hope this helps.

Mona Helal
Local time: 04:02
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 553
Grading comment
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Khadija Warsame

agree  Khalid Nasir
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5 days peer agreement (net): +1
أهلا


Explanation:
أهلا or مرحبا

H K H ALBULUSHI
Local time: 22:02
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in BaluchiBaluchi
PRO pts in pair: 24

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agree  Khalid Nasir
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