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.
Is used as a question word
for “Yes or No” questions
How much is the fare?
Switch on the meter
/hunaa min fadhlika/
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