Transportation

Transportation

Certainly, when moving to a new country, transportation can become a nuisance. This is especially the case if you don’t know the local language, but you still need to move around. If you are planning on moving to an Arabic speaking country, knowing transportation in Arabic is definitely essential. Above all, it will help you in various situations you might encounter. Firstly, bus in Arabic (Haafilah / حافِلَة), car in Arabic (sayyaarah / سَيَّارَة), taxi in Arabic (sayyaaratu ʼujratin / سَيَّارَةُ أُجْرَةٍ) or plane in Arabic (Taaʼirah / طائِرَة) are basic words any language student should know.

However, not everyone that comes to the Middle East owns a car immediately. So, you might need a taxi on your next trip. You should know how to say right in Arabic (yameen / يَمين), left in Arabic (yasaar / يَسار) or straight in Arabic (ʼamaam / أَمام) when talking to the taxi driver. Or, for example, you might tell him “Here please” (hunaa min fadhlika / هُنا مِنْ فَضْلِكَ) after (baʻd / بَعْدَ) or before (qabl / قَبْلَ) the traffic light (ʼishaaratun dhawʼiyyatun / إِشارَةٌ ضَوْئِيَّةٌ), roundabout (duwwaar / دُوَّار) or so on. Further, you should know how to ask “How much is the fare?” (kam alʼujrah / كَمْ الأُجْرَةُ؟) and for the change (albaaqee / الباقي).

In conclusion, see how useful it can be to know transportation vocabulary in Arabic? So why not start learning today? Check out our topic here.

حافِلَة

 

/Haafilah/

 

Means

 

Bus

 

 

 


 

 

سَيَّارَة أُجْرَة

 

/sayyaarat ʼujrah/

 

Means

 

Taxi

 

 

 


 

 

طائِرَة

 

/Taaʼirah/

 

Means

 

Plane

 

 

 


 

 

سَفينَة

 

/safeenah/

 

Means

 

Ship

 

 

 


 

هَلْ

 

/hal/

 

Is used as a question word

 

for “Yes or No” questions

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

نَعَم

 

/naʻam/

 

Means

 

Yes

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

لا

 

/laa/

 

Means

 

No

 

 

 

 


 

 

يَمين

 

/yameen/

 

Means

 

Right

 

 

 

 

 


يَسار

 

/yasaar/

 

Means

 

Left

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

أَمام

 

/ʼamaam/

 

Means

 

Straight

 

 

 

 


 

إِلى

 

/ʼilaa/

 

Means

 

To

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

كَمْ الأُجْرَة؟

 

/kam alʼujrah/

 

Means

 

How much is the fare?

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

العَدَّاد

 

/alʻaddaad/

 

Means

 

Meter

 

 

 

 

 


 

اِفْتَح العَدَّاد

 

/iftaH alʻaddaad/

 

Means

 

Switch on the meter

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

الباقي

 

/albaaqee/

 

Means

 

The change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

هُنا مِنْ فَضْلِكَ

 

/hunaa min fadhlika/

 

Means

 

Here please

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

إِشارَة ضَوْئِيَّة

/ʼishaarah dhawʼiyyah/

Means

Traffic light

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

دُوَّار

/duwwaar/

Means

Roundabout

 

 

 


 

 

بَعْد

/baʻd/

Means

After

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

قَبْل

/qabl/

Means

Before

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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