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peace be unto you. - unto you be peace


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20:14 Jan 19, 2001
English to Arabic translations [Non-PRO]
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English term or phrase: peace be unto you. - unto you be peace
I,m trying to find out the common greeting in Arabic for two believers of Islam that meet, or see each other and want to speak a kind word to one another
jason dudley

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naAssalamu a'aliakumRaghad



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السـلامُ عليكم

عليكم السـلام

Notes on pronunciation:

1. In both expressions, the letter "A" in the syllable "LAM" is long, like the "A" in the English word "LAMB". The other A's in both expressions are all short, like the "A" in "PENDANT".

2. The standard pronunciation of the diphthong "AY" in both expressions is similar to the Scottish pronunciation of the letter "I" in "FINE."


Fuad Yahya
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Assalamu a'aliakum

peace be unto you:
Assalamu a'aliakum: السلام عليكم

unto you be peace:
a'aliakum Assalam: عليكم السلام
in this sentence we usually add the Arabic letter (wa:و )= and
wa a'aliakum Assalam: وعليكم السلام

when someone greets you with the first sentence, you answer back with the second sentence.

these two sentences could be used with everybody, but if you want to be specific, you can change the word A'aliakum.
one male: a'aliaka: عليك
one female: a'aliaki: عليك
two males or females: a'aliakumaعليكما
plural - males: a'aliakum عليكم
plural - females: a'aliakunna عليكن

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Jan 19, 2006 - Changes made by Fuad Yahya:
FieldSocial Sciences » Art/Literary
Field (specific)Idioms / Maxims / Sayings » General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Jun 4, 2005 - Changes made by Fuad Yahya:
FieldOther » Social Sciences
Field (specific)(none) » Idioms / Maxims / Sayings

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