Colloquial Arabic: Sample Comparisons of Dialects - Getting Acquainted

What is your name?

Levantine Arabic Dialects

  • Jordanian Arabic
    English Translation:
    What is your name? (M.S.)
    What is your name? (F.S.)
  • Jordanian Arabic
    English Translation:

    Hi, my name is Wafaa.

  • Lebanese Arabic
    English Translation:
    What is your name? (M.S.)
    What is your name? (F.S.)
    What are your names? (P.)
  • Lebanese Arabic
    English Translation:

    Hello, my name is Zeina.
    Hello, my name is Zeina.

  • Palestinian Arabic
    English Translation:
    What is your name? (F.S.)
    What is your name? (M.S.)
    What are your names? (P.)
  • Palestinian Arabic
    English Translation:
    My name is Naheel.
    My name is Ahmad.
  • Syrian Arabic
    English Translation:
    What is your name? (M.S.)
    What is your name? (F.S.)
  • Syrian Arabic
    English Translation:

    Hi, my name is Linda.

Egyptian Arabic Dialects

  • Egyptian Arabic
    English Translation:
    What is your name? (M.S.)
    What is your name? (F.S.)
    What is your name? (P.)
  • Egyptian Arabic
    English Translation:
    My name is Ahmed.
    My name is Maryam.

North African Arabic Dialects

  • Algerian Arabic
    English Translation:
    What is your name? (M.S.)
    What is your name? (F.S.)
    What is your name? (P.)
  • Algerian Arabic
    English Translation:
    My name is Ahmed.
    My name is Maryam.
  • Libyan Arabic
    English Translation:
    Hi my name is Elabed.
  • Moroccan Arabic
    English Translation:
    Hi my name is Boushra.
    Hi my name is Boushra.
    I'm Boushra.
  • Tunisian Arabic
    English Translation:
    What is your name? (S.)
    What are your names? (P.)
  • Tunisian Arabic
    English Translation:
    My name is Sondes. (S.)
    Our names are Senia, Sondes and Anne-Laure. (P.)

  • Western Saharan and Mauritanian
    English Translation:
    What is your name? (M.S.)
    What is your name? (F.S.)
    What is your name? (P.)
  • Western Saharan and Mauritanian
    English Translation:
    What is your name? (M.S.)
    What is your name? (F.S.)
    What is your name? (P.)
  • Western Saharan and Mauritanian
    English Translation:
    What is your name? (M.S.)
    What is your name? (F.S.)
    What is your name?(P.)
  • Western Saharan and Mauritanian
    English Translation:
    My name is Khadijatou.
    My name is Khadijatou.
    My name is Khadijatou.

Other Dialects

  • Bahraini Arabic
    English Translation:
    What is your name? (M.S.)
    What is your name? (F.S.)
    What is your name? (P.)
  • Bahraini Arabic
    English Translation:
    My name is Ahmed.
    My name is Maryam.
  • Iraqi Arabic
    English Translation:
    What is your name? (M.S.)
    What is your name? (F.S.)
    What is your name? (P.)
  • Iraqi Arabic
    English Translation:
    My name is Ahmed.
    My name is Maryam.
  • Yemeni Arabic
    English Translation:
    What is your name? (M.S.)
    What is your name? (F.S.)
    What is your name? (P.)
    What is your name? (M.S.)
    What is your name? (F.S.)
    What is your name? (P.)
  • Yemeni Arabic
    English Translation:
    May I know [your name]?
  • Yemeni Arabic
    English Translation:
    May I know your name? (formal) What is your name? (formal)
  • Yemeni Arabic
    English Translation:
    I'm Mahoud.
    I'm Fatima.
    My name is Mahmoud.
    My name is Fatima