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Arabic translation: Marhaba

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16:15 Aug 10, 2001
English to Arabic translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: hello and welcome
I am a primary teacher in Oxfordshire, England. We provide education for a wide range of nationalities due to our proximity to an international military college. Is there a site where I can copy and paste the phrase hello and welcome into as many languages as possible to make new non-english speaking children feel less nervous ?
Annie Simmons
Arabic translation:Marhaba
Explanation:
The following are ways to say hello in Arabic:
(North Africa, Middle East) Marhaba
North Africa, Mid. East) [response] Marhabtayn
(North Africa, Middle East) Ahalan
(North Africa, Mid. East) [response] Ahalayn
(North Africa, Middle East) Es salaam aleikom
[response to A salaam aleikom] Wa aleikom es salaam
(North Africa, Middle East) Salaam
(North Africa) Ahlen
(North Africa) Ahlan
(North Africa) [response to Ahlan] Ahlayn
(Algeria) [informal] Labass
(Egypt) Ahlan wa sahlan
(Egypt) [answer by male] Ahlan bik
(Egypt) [answer by female] Ahlan biki
(Egypt) [answer by group] Ahlan bikum
(Egypt) [informal] Sa'ida
(Iraq) [informal] Halaw
(Morocco) Ahlen
(Morocco) Ssalamu 'lekum
(Morocco) Labas

And now ways to say welcome:
(Middle East, North Africa) Merhaba
(Egypt) Marhaban
(Egypt) Ahlan wa sahlan
(North Africa) MarHaban

There are many sites to find what you are looking for, but I suggest the one listed below (which also has a link to "welcome", as well as many other phrases. If you need more, go to any search engine (ie. www.google.com) and enter something like how to say hello languages. This will give you a list of potential sites which may help you.
Best of luck with your students!
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Kateabc
Grading comment
thank you very much - you have put me on to a series of websites that i and the other teachers at my school will find most helpful !!
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Summary of answers provided
na +1Marhaba
Kateabc
nahttp://www.proz.com/v3/?sp=mtFuad Yahya
naassalaamu 'alaiekum wa ahlan bikomRaghad
naessellamu alleikum; ehhle we sehhlexxxNermina


  

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7 mins
essellamu alleikum; ehhle we sehhle


Explanation:
hello; welcome

expect to hear alleikumu sellam in response


    2 college semesters in arabic
xxxNermina
Native speaker of: Native in BosnianBosnian
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13 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Marhaba


Explanation:
The following are ways to say hello in Arabic:
(North Africa, Middle East) Marhaba
North Africa, Mid. East) [response] Marhabtayn
(North Africa, Middle East) Ahalan
(North Africa, Mid. East) [response] Ahalayn
(North Africa, Middle East) Es salaam aleikom
[response to A salaam aleikom] Wa aleikom es salaam
(North Africa, Middle East) Salaam
(North Africa) Ahlen
(North Africa) Ahlan
(North Africa) [response to Ahlan] Ahlayn
(Algeria) [informal] Labass
(Egypt) Ahlan wa sahlan
(Egypt) [answer by male] Ahlan bik
(Egypt) [answer by female] Ahlan biki
(Egypt) [answer by group] Ahlan bikum
(Egypt) [informal] Sa'ida
(Iraq) [informal] Halaw
(Morocco) Ahlen
(Morocco) Ssalamu 'lekum
(Morocco) Labas

And now ways to say welcome:
(Middle East, North Africa) Merhaba
(Egypt) Marhaban
(Egypt) Ahlan wa sahlan
(North Africa) MarHaban

There are many sites to find what you are looking for, but I suggest the one listed below (which also has a link to "welcome", as well as many other phrases. If you need more, go to any search engine (ie. www.google.com) and enter something like how to say hello languages. This will give you a list of potential sites which may help you.
Best of luck with your students!



    Reference: http://www.elite.net/~runner/jennifers/hello.htm
Kateabc
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
Grading comment
thank you very much - you have put me on to a series of websites that i and the other teachers at my school will find most helpful !!

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42 mins
assalaamu 'alaiekum wa ahlan bikom


Explanation:
Hello Annie,

you'll find what you are looking for in these sites:

http://www.logos.it/dictionary/owa/sp?lg=EN

http://www.dictionaries.travlang.com/otherdicts.html

http://www.foreignword.com/default.htm

Hello in Arabic is:
assalaamu (long laa) 'alaiekum (like com)
السلام عليكم
or:
marhaba مرحبا (non religious form)

welcome:
ahlan bikom (to many persons)أهلا بكم
to one person: ahlan bika (male) أهلا بك
and: ahlan bikee (like key) (to a female) أهلا بك

and: wa و

hello and welcome
assalaamu 'alaiekum wa ahlan bikom

to hear these words visit:
http://babel.fpms.ac.be/arabic/

GOOD LUCK



Raghad
Local time: 09:50
PRO pts in pair: 160
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1 hr
http://www.proz.com/v3/?sp=mt


Explanation:
The site you are looking for is right here on ProZ.com. Just click on the word "Glossaries" on the left-hand-side menu, and you will be taken to a page where you can insert the word "hello," define the source and target languages, then click "search." You can repeat the search for the word "welcome" and any other single-word expression.

This look up utility is a partnership with Ectaco, which can be accessed through its main web page at http://www.ectaco.com.

As to the ability to copy and paste the results, your computer must first be correctly configured to display all the requisite character sets. If you are running Windows 95, 98, Me, or NT, and MS Internet Explorer, make sure you have the latest version of IE and that you have all the language support plug-ins installed (free downloads from the Windows Update page). Then, whenever you want to display a non-Western European language text, go to View, Encoding, and select the desired language.


Fuad


    Reference: http://www.proz.com/v3/?sp=mt
Fuad Yahya
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 7167
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