A range of Slang Egyptian Arabic words and phrases For You.

 

Hello
Ahlan

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Good bye
Ma’a el Salama

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Good Morning
Sabah el-kheir

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Good Evening
Masaa el-kheir

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Good Night
Tisbah ala kheir.

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Peace be with you (a frequently occurring greeting)
Salam alekum

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And upon you be peace (the standard reply)
Wa alekum es salam

How are you?
Izayak(m) Izayek (f)

Fine
Kiwayess (m)/ Kiwayessa (f)/ Kiwayessin (we are fine)

The standard reply
Ilhamdoulilah

My name is …..
Ismi …..

What’s your name?
Ismak (m)/Ismek (f) eih?

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Welcome (to your home)
Ahlan wa sahlan

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Standard reply to a male
Ahlan bik

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Standard reply to a female
Ahlan biki

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Yes
Aiwa

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No
La

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Thank you
Shukran

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Thank you very much
Shukran Gidann

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No Thank you
La shukran

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Pardon/Excuse me
Low samahkt

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Sorry
Assif

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You are welcome
‘afuann

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Please
Min fadlak (m)/ fadlek (f)/ fadlokoum (when asking a group)

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I don’t speak Arabic
Ma batkalemsh Arabi

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Do you speak English?
Bititkalimy Englizee? (asking a female) Bititkalim Englizee (when asking a male)

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I don’t understand
Mish fahiim (m)/fahma (f)

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I understand
Ana fahim (m)/fahma (f)

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I mean
Ana Assdi/Yaani

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Enough/stop
Kifeya/Bass

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Don’t
Balashs

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Thank god
Il-hamdouLilah

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God willing
Insha’allah

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Ok/fine
Meshy

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No problem
Mish Mushkilla

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Again
Teany/Kaman

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Not bad
Mish batal

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Impossible
Mish momken

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Also
Bardo

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Non sense
Kalam Fady

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Exactly
Bilzabt

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Bit by bit
Shiwaya shiwaya

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Connection
Wasta

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Go away (said to children who are bothering you)
Imshi

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(Directions) I want to go to…
Ayez (m) Ayza(f) arouh le …

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Right
Yemeen

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Left
Shimel

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North
Shemel

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South
Ganoub

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East
Sharq

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West
Gharb

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Straight ahead
alatoul towally

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..Stop
…..Oaf (pronounced o-aff)

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..Here
Hena

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There
Henek

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Where?
Fein?

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What?
Naam? Eh?

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Wait
Istana (m) Istani (f)

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Next to
Genb

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Across, in front
Uddem

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Facing
fil-wish

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Behind
wara

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Before
‘abl

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After
ba’d

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Near
‘urayyib min

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Far from
ba’iid ‘an

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Corner
nusya

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This corner
in-nusya di

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Go slowly
bi-shweesh/bi-raha

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Go quickly
bi-sur’a

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Please
Min fadlak or low samahkt

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(Talking about an object) Can I see this?
Momken ashouf da?

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How much is this/ that….?
Bikem da….? (m) Bikem di…? (f)

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I don’t want this.
Mish ayez (m) ayza (f) da.

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It costs too much.
Da ghali awi.

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Cheap
Rekhiis

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Do you have…?
Fi andak …..? (m) Fi andik…? (f)

Money
Fellous

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My last word
Aakhir Kalaam

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Congratulations
Mabrouk

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Hotel
Fondoh’

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Restaurant
Mataam

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Airport
Matar

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Café
Ahwa

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Street
Shera

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Church
Kenisa

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Mosque
Ge-mya

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Bank
Bank

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Down Town/ City Centre
Wisst El Balad

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Bridge
Kubri

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City
El Medina

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Village
il Qarya

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Monastery
deir

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Cathedral
ik-katidra’iyya

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Synagogue
Maabad el yahudi

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Embassy
Siffaara

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Police Station
al-bolis

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Home
Beyt

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Market
Suu’

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Museum
Mathaf

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Office
Maktab

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Post office
busta

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School
Madrassa

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Square
Midaan

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Train Station
Mahattit il’atr

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Bus station
Mahattat al-otobis

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Bus stop
Maw’af al-otobis

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Ticket office
Maktab El Tazaker

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University
Gamaa

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Zoo
Gineenit El Hayawan

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Week
‘Ossbooa

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Sunday
El-Had

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Monday
El-Itnein

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Tuesday
El-Talat

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Wednesday
El-Arbaa

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Thursday
El-Khamis

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Friday
El-Gomaa

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Saturday
El-Sabt

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Numbers
‘Arqom

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Number
Raqom

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Zero
Sifr

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One
Wahed

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Two
Etnein

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Three
Talayta

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Four
Arbaa

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Five
Khamsa

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Six
Sita

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Seven
Sabaa

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Eight
Tamania

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Nine
Tesaa

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Ten
Ashra

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Twenty
Ishreen

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Thirty
Talateen

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Forty
Arbaeen

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Fifty
Khamseen

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Sixty
Siteen

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Seventy
Sabayeen

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Eighty
Tamaneen

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Ninety
Tiseen

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Hundred
Mia

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Thousand
Alf

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Million
Milyon

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Half
Nos

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Quarter
Robaa

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First
Awel

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Second
Teany (same word as AGAIN)

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Third
Talet

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Fourth
Rawbya

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Fifth
Khamis

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Sixth
Sairdis

 

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