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English term or phrase:hi or hello
Arabic translation:Marhaba
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20:27 Aug 27, 2001
English to Arabic translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: good morning
My six year old daughter has a boy in her class from Saudi Arabia and he doesn't speak English at all. She wants to be his friend and tell him good morning in his language.
Jennifer
Other forms of greetings that would be easy of a 6 year old:
Explanation:
Marhaba = Hi, or Hello
Keefak & Ezzayyak = how are you?
Ahlan = Hi, or Hello
Salaam = Literally means peace
Salaam Alaikum = peace be with you

The last one is a very common term in all Arabic speaking countries no matter what dialect is spoken there.

HTH
Mona
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Mona Helal
Local time: 19:23
Grading comment
Gave a few alternatives which helped a lot.. Thank you
It might be helpfull sometimes to put an emphasis mark or something to help us Laymans promounce some of them...lol.. Thanks again
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Summary of answers provided
na +1Sabah El-Kheir صباح الخيرNeveen El-Gamal
na +1Other forms of greetings that would be easy of a 6 year old:Mona Helal
na +1SALAMFuad Yahya


  

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14 mins peer agreement (net): +1
SALAM


Explanation:
"Good morning" would be SABAH AL-KHAIR, but from my experience with my 5 1/2 year-old daughter, I know that is too much for a child, especially without constant first hand exposure to authentic Arabic pronuncition from early age (less than 8 months old).

SALAM is so much easier to say, and quite commonly used by Saudi Arabians as an all-purpose greeting. Perhaps the boy can then teach your daughter a few more phrases. Let us know what happens.

Fuad

Fuad Yahya
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 7167

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agree  AhmedAMS
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40 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Other forms of greetings that would be easy of a 6 year old:


Explanation:
Marhaba = Hi, or Hello
Keefak & Ezzayyak = how are you?
Ahlan = Hi, or Hello
Salaam = Literally means peace
Salaam Alaikum = peace be with you

The last one is a very common term in all Arabic speaking countries no matter what dialect is spoken there.

HTH
Mona

Mona Helal
Local time: 19:23
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 397
Grading comment
Gave a few alternatives which helped a lot.. Thank you
It might be helpfull sometimes to put an emphasis mark or something to help us Laymans promounce some of them...lol.. Thanks again

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  AhmedAMS
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3 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
Sabah El-Kheir صباح الخير


Explanation:
Sabah El-Kheir is good morning in Arabic but I'm not sure if that's what's commonly used in Saudi Arabia..
And it means "Wish you a blissful morning:)"

Neveen El-Gamal
Local time: 10:23

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