hello

Arabic translation: ahlan wasahlan

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English term or phrase:welcome
Arabic translation:ahlan wasahlan

08:39 Aug 22, 2001
English to Arabic translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: hello
greetings
Edith Tao
أهلاً وسهلاًAhlan wasahlan Or Assalam Alayko السلام عليكم
Explanation:
أهلاً وسهلاًis used when you're receiving someone.
السلام عليكمis used when you show up to someone.
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Neveen El-Gamal
Local time: 13:46
Grading comment
"Ahlan wasahlan" was just the phrase I needed. Although I asked for "hello" I really wanted a greeting more like the English "welcome".
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Summary of answers provided
na +1Ahlan
Mona Helal
naDear Edith Tao
Mona Helal
naأهلاً وسهلاًAhlan wasahlan Or Assalam Alayko السلام عليكم
Neveen El-Gamal
na"salaam" or "assalaam alaykum"
yacine


  

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18 mins
"salaam" or "assalaam alaykum"


Explanation:
The second one is less casual
I hope it helps you
Yacine


yacine
Local time: 13:46
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in pair: 51
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9 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Ahlan


Explanation:
Marhaba

In Arabic script:
أهلا
مرحبا

HTH
Mona

Mona Helal
Local time: 21:46
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 397

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أهلاً وسهلاًAhlan wasahlan Or Assalam Alayko السلام عليكم


Explanation:
أهلاً وسهلاًis used when you're receiving someone.
السلام عليكمis used when you show up to someone.

Neveen El-Gamal
Local time: 13:46
Grading comment
"Ahlan wasahlan" was just the phrase I needed. Although I asked for "hello" I really wanted a greeting more like the English "welcome".
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3 days 13 hrs
Dear Edith Tao


Explanation:
If you wanted the term equivalent to 'welcome' the literal term in Arabic would be 'Marhaba'
Other greetings used especially for receiving guests are: 'Ahlan' or 'Ahlan Wasahlan' or 'Salaam' or 'As-Salaamu 'Alaikum'.
The Arabic language is particularly rich in greeting terms, more so than English.
HTH
Mona

Mona Helal
Local time: 21:46
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 397
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