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.

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Time and Day
What’s the time:
addaysh essa’aa?
When?:
emta?
Now:
halla’
After:
b’adayn
On time:
’al waket
Early:
bakkeer
Late:
ma’qar (ma’akhar)
Daily:
kil youm
Today:
al-youm
Tomorrow:
bukra
Day after tomorrow:
ba’ad bukra
Yesterday:
imbaarih
Minute:
daqeeqa
Hour:
saa’a
Day:
youm
Week:
usboo’
Month:
shahr
Year:
sana
Morning:
soubeh
Afternoon:
ba’ad deher
Evening:
massa
Night:
layl
Monday:
al-tenayn
Tuesday:
at-talata
Wednesday:
Thursday:
al-khamees
Friday:
al-jum’a
Saturday:
as-sabt
Sunday:
al-ahad