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00:03 Aug 27, 2001
English to Arabic translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Hello
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Mike Lemke
Arabic translation:Ahlan Wasahlan or Asalam Alaykum
Explanation:
Ahlan wasahlan أهلاً وسهلا when you're greeting someone.

Asalam Alaykum السلام عليكم when you show up to someone.
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Neveen El-Gamal
Local time: 09:33
Grading comment
I would have liked to get the "phonenetic" spelling so as to beable to speek my hello, otherwise it is greate. Thenk you!
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Summary of answers provided
na +1Ahlan Wasahlan or Asalam AlaykumNeveen El-Gamal
naassalamo ‘aliakomRaghad
naMarhaba/ Es salaam aleikom ...
Poornima Iyengar


  

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12 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Ahlan Wasahlan or Asalam Alaykum


Explanation:
Ahlan wasahlan أهلاً وسهلا when you're greeting someone.

Asalam Alaykum السلام عليكم when you show up to someone.

Neveen El-Gamal
Local time: 09:33
Grading comment
I would have liked to get the "phonenetic" spelling so as to beable to speek my hello, otherwise it is greate. Thenk you!

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agree  AhmedAMS
1 hr
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17 mins
Marhaba/ Es salaam aleikom ...


Explanation:
Arabic (North Africa, Middle East)= Marhaba
[response] Marhabtayn

Arabic (North Africa, Middle East) = Ahalan
[response] Ahalayn

Arabic (North Africa, Middle East) = Es salaam aleikom
[response] Wa aleikom es salaam

Arabic (North Africa, Middle East) = Salaam

Arabic (North Africa) = Ahlen/ Ahlan
[response to Ahlan] Ahlayn

Arabic (Algeria) [informal] = Labass

Arabic (Egypt) = Ahlan wa sahlan
Arabic (Egypt) [answer by male] = Ahlan bik
Arabic (Egypt) [answer by female]= Ahlan biki
Arabic (Egypt) [answer by group] = Ahlan bikum

Arabic (Egypt) [informal]= Sa'ida

Arabic (Iraq) [informal]= Halaw

Arabic (Morocco) = Ahlen

Arabic (Morocco) = Ssalamu 'lekum

Arabic (Morocco) = Labas

Now you have the options. Select the one that suits you the best

HTH
Poornima

Poornima Iyengar
Local time: 13:03
Native speaker of: English
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2 hrs
assalamo ‘aliakom


Explanation:
the traditional way of saying hello between Moslems is:
assalamo ‘aliakom السلام عليكم
to answer back:
wa ‘aliakom assalam وعليكم السلام

other ways of saying hello:
marhaba مرحبا
To answer back:
Marhaban bikom مرحبا بكم
Or: Ahlan bikom أهلا بكم

If you are welcoming someone:
Ahlan wa sahlan أهلا وسهلا
To answer back:
Ahlan bikom أهلا بكم


Raghad
Local time: 09:33
PRO pts in pair: 160
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