Colloquial Arabic: Sample Comparisons of Dialects - Greetings & Partings

How are you?

Levantine Arabic Dialects

  • Jordanian Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? (M.S.)
    How are you? (F.S.)
    How are you? (P.)
  • Jordanian Arabic
    English Translation:
    What's new?
    How are you?
    How are you?
  • Lebanese Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? (M.S.)
    How are you? (F.S.)
    How are you? (P.)
  • Lebanese Arabic
    English Translation:
    What's new?
  • Palestinian Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? (M.S.) Response: Fine, praise God
    How are you? (M.S.) Response: Fine, praise God.
    How are you? (M.S.) Response: Good, praise God.
    How are you? (M.S.) Response: Okay, praise God.
  • Palestinian Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? (F.S.) Response: Fine, praise God
    How are you? (F.S.) Response: Fine, praise God.
    How are you? (F.S.) Response: Good, praise God.
    How are you? (F.S.) Response: Okay, praise God.
  • Palestinian Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? (P.) Response: [We are] Fine, praise God
    How are you? (P.) Response: [We are] Fine, praise God.
    How are you? (P.) Response: [We are] Good, praise God.
    How are you? (P.) Response: [We are] Okay, praise God.
  • Syrian Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? (M.S.)
    How are you? (F.S.)
    How are you? (P.)
  • Syrian Arabic
    English Translation:
    What's new?

Egyptian Arabic Dialects

  • Egyptian Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? Response: Thanks be to God, I am fine. (M.S.)
    How are you? Response: Thanks be to God, I am fine. (F.S.)
    How are you? Response: Thanks be to God, we are fine. (P )
  • Egyptian Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? Response: Thanks be to God, everything is well, I am fine. (M.S.)
    How are you? Response: Thanks be to God, everything is well, I am fine. (F.S.)
    How are you? Response: Thanks be to God, everything is well, we are fine. (P. )
  • Egyptian Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? Response: Thanks be to God, everything is well, I am fine. (M.S.)
    How are you? Response: Thanks be to God, everything is well, I am fine. (F.S.)
    How are you? Response: Thanks be to God, everything is well, we are fine. (P. )

North African Arabic Dialects

  • Algerian Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? (M.S.) Response: Praise be to God, fine.
    How are you? (F.S.) Response: Fine, praise be to God.
    How are you? (P.) Response: Praise be to God, fine.
  • Algerian Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? (M.S.) Response: Praise God everything is fine.
    How are you? (F.S.) Response: Praise God everything is fine.
    How are you? (P.) Response: Praise God everything is fine.
  • Algerian Arabic
    English Translation:
    [Are you] Doing fine? Response: Praise God, everything is fine.
  • Algerian Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? (M.S.) Response: Praise God, I doing well. (M.S.)
    How are you? (F.S.) Response: Praise God, I am doing well. (F.S.)
    How are you? (P.) Response: Praise God, I am doing well. (P.)
  • Libyan Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? (M.S.) Response: Good. Praise be to Allah.
    How are you? (F.S.) Response: Good. Praise be to Allah.
    How are you? (M.P.) Response: Good. Praise be to Allah.
    How are you? (F.P.) Response: Good. Praise be to Allah.
  • Libyan Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? (M.S.) Response: Fine. [lit: Praise be to Allah.]
    How are you? (F.S.) Response: Fine. [lit: Praise be to Allah.]
    How are you? (M.P.) Response: Fine. [lit: Praise be to Allah.]
    How are you? (F.P.) Response: Fine. [lit: Praise be to Allah.]
  • Libyan Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? (M.S.) Response: Fine.
    How are you? (F.S.) Response: Fine.
    How are you? (M.P.) Response: Fine.
    How are you? (F.P.)Response: Fine.
  • Libyan Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? (M.S.) Response: Alright. Praise be to Allah.
    How are you? (F.S.) Response: Alright. Praise be to Allah.
    How are you? (M.P.) Response: Alright. Praise be to Allah.
    How are you? (F.P.) Response: Alright. Praise be to Allah.
  • Libyan Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? (M.S.) Response: Good.
    How are you? (F.S.) Response: Good.
    How are you? (M.P.) Response: Good.
    How are you? (F.P.) Response: Good.
  • Moroccan Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? (M.S.) Response: [Fine] Praise God.
    How are you? (F.S.) Response: [Fine] Praise God.
    How are you? (P.) Response: [Fine] Praise God.
  • Moroccan Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? (M.S.) Response: No problems. Praise God.
    How are you? (F.S.) Response: No problems. Praise God.
    How are you? (P.) Response: No problems. Praise God.
  • Moroccan Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? (M.S.) Response: Good.
    How are you? (F.S.) Response: Good.
    How are you? (P.) Response: Good.
  • Moroccan Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you, good? (M.S.) Response: Good. Praise God.
    How are you, good? (F.S.) Response: Good. Praise God.
    How are you, good? (P.) Response: Good. Praise God.
  • Moroccan Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? (M.S.) Response: No problems.
    How are you? (F.S.) Response: No problems.
    How are you? (P.) Response: No problems.
  • Tunisian Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? (S.) Response: I am fine, thank you!
    How are you? (P.) Response: We are fine, thank you!
  • Western Saharan and Mauritanian
    English Translation:
    How are you? (M.S.) Response: I am fine.
    How are you? (F.S.) Response: I am fine.
    How are you? (P.) Response: I am fine.
  • Western Saharan and Mauritanian
    English Translation:
    How are you? (M.S.) Response: Fine, thanks to Allah.
    How are you? (F.S.) Response: Fine, thanks to Allah.
    How are you? (P.) Response: Fine, thanks to Allah.
  • Western Saharan and Mauritanian
    English Translation:
    How are you? (M.S.) Response: Fine, thanks to Allah.
    How are you? (F.S.) Response: Fine, thanks to Allah.
    How are you? (P.) Response: Fine, thanks to Allah.
  • Western Saharan and Mauritanian
    English Translation:
    Are you fine? (M.S.) Response: I am fine.
    Are you fine? (F.S.) Response: I am fine.
    Are you fine? (P.) Response: We are fine.
  • Western Saharan and Mauritanian
    English Translation:
    Are you fine? (M.S.) Response: I am fine.
    Are you fine? (F.S.) Response: I am fine.
    Are you fine? (P.) Response: We are fine.

Other Dialects

  • Bahraini Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? (M.S.) Response: Thanks be to God, I am fine. (M.S.)
    How are you? (F.S.) Response: Thanks be to God, I am fine. (F.S.)
    How are you? (P.) Response: Thanks be to God, we are fine. (P. )
  • Bahraini Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? Response: Thanks be to God, everything is well, I am fine. (M.S.)
    How are you? Response: Thanks be to God, everything is well, I am fine. (F.S.)
    How are you? Response: Thanks be to God, everything is well, we are fine. (P. )
  • Bahraini Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you doing? (M.S.) Response: Thanks be to God, everything is well.
    How are you doing? (F.S.) Response: Thanks be to God, everything is well.
    How are you doing? (P.) Response: Thanks be to God, everything is well.
  • Iraqi Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? (M.S.) Response: Thank God, I am well. (M.S.)
    How are you? (F.S.) Response: Thank God, I am well. (F.S.)
    How are you? (M.S.) Response: Thank God, I am well. (P.)
  • Iraqi Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? (M.S.) Response: Thank God, everything is fine. I'm good. (M.S.)
    How are you? (F.S.) Response: Thank God, everything is fine. I'm good. (F.S.)
    How are you? (M.S.) Response: Thank God, everything is fine. I'm good. (P.)
  • Iraqi Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? Response: Good.
  • Yemeni Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? (M.S.) Response: Fine praise God.
    How are you? (F.S.) Response: Fine praise God.
    How are you? (P.) Response: Fine praise God.
  • Yemeni Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? (M.S.) Response: Good, praise be to God.
    How are you? (F.S.) Response: Good, praise be to God.
    How are you? (P.) Response: Good, praise be to God.
  • Yemeni Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? (M.S.) Response: Fine, praise be to God.
    How are you? (F.S.) Response: Fine, praise be to God.
    How are you? (P.) Response: Fine, praise be to God.
  • Yemeni Arabic
    English Translation:
    How are you? (M.S.) Response: Fine, praise be to God.
    How are you? (F.S.) Response: Fine, praise be to God.
    How are you? (P.) Response: Fine, praise be to God.