The 50 Most Important Words to Know in Jordanian Arabic - Kaleela

The 50 Most Important Words to Know in Jordanian Arabic

The 50 Most Important Words to Know in Jordanian Arabic


Whether you plan on vacationing to Petra, doing business in Irbid, or introducing yourself to your new Jordanian neighbors, these 50 Jordanian words should help you in any situation in Jordan.


Greetings in Jordanian Arabic

English Transliteration Jordanian
Hello! marḥaba! مرحبا
Good morning! (sg/pl) sabah al-khair صباح الخير
Hello! (sg/pl) yawmun sa ʾid يوم سعيد
Good evening! (sg/pl) masaʾa al khair مساء الخير
Good night! (sg/pl) lailah saʿīdah ليلة سعيدة
Bye! (infml) maʿa ssalāma مع السلامة
Good bye! (fml.) ʾilā l alLiqa إلى اللقاء





General Vocabulary in Jordanian Arabic


English
Transliteration Jordanian
yes naʿam نعم
no لا
maybe rubbamā ربما
Okay ḥasanan حسنا
Thank you! šhukran شكرا
You’re welcome! (m/f) ʿafwan عفوا
Excuse me, … (sg/pl) almaʿṯrah المعذرة
I’m sorry. (m/f) ʾana āsif أنا آسف
I have … / I don’t have … ʿindī laysa ʿindī عندي ليس عندي
We (don’t) have … ʿindanā laysa ʿindanā … ليس ليس عندنا…
There is (no) … yūğad lā yūğad يوجد… لا يوجد…
information ʾistiʿlāmāt إستعلامات
Arab Arabs العرب
foreigner ʿağanib أجانب
visa fīzā فيزا
fee rusūm رسوم
and wa و
or ʾaw أو





Introductions in Jordanian Arabic

English Transliteration Jordanian
My name is … ʾismī إسمي
I’m from … ʾanā min… أنا من
I’m … years old. ʾanā ʿumrī….sanah أنا عمري….سنة
I am married. / I am not married. ʾanā mutazawwiğ / ʾanā lastu mutazawwiğan أنا متزوج /  أنا لست متزوجا

I am traveling alone. / I am not traveling alone. (m/f) ʾanā ʾusāfiru waḥdī / ʾanā lā ʾusāfiru waḥdī أنا أسافر وحدي  / أنا لا أسافر وحدي

I’m traveling with … ʾanā ʾusāfiru maʿa … أنا أسافر مع…




Vocabulary for Comprehension in Jordanian Arabic

English Transliteration Jordanian
I don’t speak any Arabic. ʾanā lā ʾtakallamu l-ʿarabiyyah أنا لا أتكلم العربية
I don’t understand that. (m/f) ʾanā lā ʾafhamu hāḏā أنا لا أفهم هذا
Do you speak …? (m/f) hal tatakallamu… ? هل تتكلم…؟
Does anyone here speak …? hal yatakallam ʾaḥadun mā hunā… ? هل يتكلم أحد ما هنا…؟
English al-ʾinğlīziyyah الإنجليزية
French al-faransiyyah الفرنسية
Could you write that down please? (m/f) min faḍlik, ʾuktub āḏā? من فضلك, أكتب هذا!
Could you please repeat that? (m/f) min faḍlik, karrir hāḏā? من فضلك, كرر هذا!
Just a moment please. laḥÛah min faḍlik? لحظة من فضلك!



Numbers in Jordanian Arabic

English Transliteration Jordanian
one waḥid واحد
two ʾiṯnān اثنان
three ṯalāeah ثلاثة
four ʾarbaʿah أربعة
five ḫamsah خمسة
six sittah ستة
seven sabʿah سبعة
eight ṯamaniyah ثمانية
nine tisʿah تسعة
ten ašarah عشرة
eleven ʾaḥad ʿaašar أحد عشر
twelve ʾiṯbā ʿaašar اثنا عشر
thirteen ṯalaṯata ʿaašar ثلاثة عشر
fourteen ʾarbaʿata ʿaašar أربعة عشر
fifteen ḫamsata ʿaašar خمسة عشر
sixteen sittata ʿaašar ستة عشر
seventeen sabʿata ʿaašar سبعة عشر
eighteen ṯamaniyata ʿaašar ثمانية عشر
nineteen tisʿata ʿaašar تسعة عشر
twenty ʿišrūn عشرون
twenty-one waḥidun wa ʿišrūn واحد و عشرون
thirty ṯlāṯūn ثلاثون
forty ʾarbaūn أربعون
fifty ḫamsūn خمسون
sixty sittūn ستون
seventy sabʿūn سبعون
eighty ṯamānūn ثمانون
ninety tisʿūn تسعون
one hundred miʾah مئة
one thousand ʾalf ألف
one million milyūn مليون
some / a couple zawğ زوج




From Mafraq in the north to Aqaba in the South and everything in between, whether you’re visiting for business or pleasure, you’ve started to learn basic Arabic words in the Jordanian dialect to help get you around the beautiful country of Jordan.

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