Useful Arabic Phrases

Arabic is the official language of Lebanon, but English and French are also spoken. Here you will find some common words in the spoken Arabic language. Learn some useful Arabic phrases that you can use in everyday life in Lebanon.

Select from one of the categories below:

Shopping and Services
I’m looking for…:
ana abhath… aa’n
Where is the …?:
wayn…?
Embassy:
safara
Airport:
matar
Church:
kineesa
Mosque:
jemi'i
Entrance:
al-madkhal
Exit:
al-khurooj
Laundry:
al ghaseel
Supermarket:
supermarket
Market (shop):
dikkene (mahal)
Post office:
maktab al-bareed
Restaurant:
al-mata’am
I want to change…:
baddee sarref…
Money:
masari
What time does it open…?:
emta byeftah?
What time does it close…?:
emta sakkir?
What is this?:
shu hayda? / shu hada?
How much?:
addaysh?
How many?:
‘kam wahid?
How much is it?:
bi’addaysh?
That’s too expensive:
hayda kteer ghali
Is there…?:
fee…?
Big / bigger:
kbeer / akbar
Small / smaller:
sagheer / asghar
Cheap / cheaper:
rkhees / arkhas
Expensive:
ghali
Closed:
msakkar
Open:
maftuh