Colloquial Arabic: Sample Comparisons of Dialects - Getting Acquainted

Where are you from?

Levantine Arabic Dialects

  • Jordanian Arabic
    English Translation:

    Where are you from? (F.S.)
    Where are you from? (M.S.)
    Where are you from? (P.)

  • Jordanian Arabic
    English Translation:

    I am from Jordan.

  • Lebanese Arabic
    English Translation:

    I am from Lebanon.

  • Palestinian Arabic
    English Translation:
    Where are you from? (F.S.)
    Where are you from? (M.S.)
    Where are you from? (P.)
  • Palestinian Arabic
    English Translation:
    Where are you from? (F.S.)
    Where are you from? (M.S.)
  • Palestinian Arabic
    English Translation:
    I am from Palestine.
  • Syrian Arabic
    English Translation:

    Where are you from? (M.S.)
    Where are you from? (F.S.)
    Where are you from? (P.)

  • Syrian Arabic
    English Translation:

    I am from Syria.

Egyptian Arabic Dialects

  • Egyptian Arabic
    English Translation:
    Where are you from? (M.S.)
    Where are you from? (F.S.)
    Where are you from? (P.)

  • Egyptian Arabic
    English Translation:
    I am from Cairo.
    We are from Cairo.

North African Arabic Dialects

  • Algerian Arabic
    English Translation:
    Where are you from? (M.S.)
    Where are you from? (F.S.)
    Where are you from? (P.)
  • Algerian Arabic
    English Translation:
    I am from Oran.
    We are from Oran.
  • Libyan Arabic
    English Translation:
    Where are you from? (M.S.)
    Where are you from? (F.S.)
    Where are you from? (M.P.)
    Where are you from? (F.P.)
  • Libyan Arabic
    English Translation:
    I am from Libya.
    I am Libyan. (M.S.)
    I am Libyan. (F.S.)
    We are from Libya.
    We are Libyans. (M.P.)
    We are Libyans. (F.P.)
  • Moroccan Arabic
    English Translation:
    Where are you from? (M.S.)
    Where are you from? (F.S.)
    Where are you from? (P.)
  • Moroccan Arabic
    English Translation:
    I am from Morocco.
    I am Moroccan. (M.S.)
    I am Moroccan. (F.S.)

    We are from Morocco.
    We are Moroccans. (M.P.).
    We are Moroccans. (F.P.).
  • Tunisian Arabic
    English Translation:
    Where are you from? (S.)
    Where are you from? (P.)
  • Tunisian Arabic
    English Translation:
    I am from Tunis. (S.)
    We are from Tunis. (P.)
  • Tunisian Arabic
    English Translation:
    I am Tunisian. (M.S.)
    I am Tunisian. (F.S.)
    We are Tunisians. (P.)
  • Western Saharan and Mauritanian
    English Translation:
    Where are you from? (M.S.)
    Where are you from? (F.S.)
    Where are you from? (M.P.)
    Where are you from? (F.P.)
  • Western Saharan and Mauritanian
    English Translation:
    Where are you from? (M.S.)
    Where are you from? (F.S.)
    Where are you from? (M.P.)
    Where are you from? (F.P.)
  • Western Saharan and Mauritanian
    English Translation:
    Where are you from? (M.S.)
    Where are you from? (F.S.)
    Where are you from? (M.P.)
    Where are you from? (F.P.)
  • Western Saharan and Mauritanian
    English Translation:
    Where are you from? (M.S.)
    Where are you from? (F.S.)
    Where are you from? (M.P.)
    Where are you from? (F.P.)
  • Western Saharan and Mauritanian
    English Translation:
    I am from Western Sahara. (M/F.S)
    We are from Western Sahara. (M.P.)
    We are from Western Sahara. (F.P.)
  • Western Saharan and Mauritanian
    English Translation:
    I am originally from Western Sahara. (M.S.)
    I am originally from Western Sahara. (F.S.)
    We are originally from Western Sahara. (M.P.)
    We are originally from Western Sahara (F.P.)
  • Western Saharan and Mauritanian
    English Translation:
    I am a Saharawi (M.S.)
    I am a Saharawi (F.S.)
    We are Saharawis (M.P.)
    We are Saharawis (F.P.)

Other Dialects

  • Bahraini Arabic
    English Translation:
    Where are you from? (M.S.)
    Where are you from? (F.S.)
    Where are you from? (P.)
  • Bahraini Arabic
    English Translation:
    I am from Manama.
    We are from Manama.
  • Iraqi Arabic
    English Translation:
    Where are you from? (M.S.)
    Where are you from? (F.S.)
    Where are you from? (P.)
  • Iraqi Arabic
    English Translation:
    I am from Baghdad.
    We are from Baghdad.
  • Yemeni Arabic
    English Translation:
    Where are you from? (M.S.)
    Where are you from? (F.S.)
    Where are you from? (P.)
  • Yemeni Arabic
    English Translation:
    Where are you from? (M.S.)
    Where are you from? (F.S.)
    Where are you from? (P.)
  • Yemeni Arabic
    English Translation:
    Where are you from? (M.S.)
    Where are you from? (F.S.)
    Where are you from? (P.)
  • Yemeni Arabic
    English Translation:
    Where are you from? (M.S.)
    Where are you from? (F.S.)
    Where are you from? (P.)
  • Yemeni Arabic
    English Translation:
    Where are you from? (M.S.)
    Where are you from? (F.S.)
    Where are you from? (P.)
  • Yemeni Arabic
    English Translation:
    I am from Aden. (M.S.)
    I am from Aden. (F.S.)
    We are from Aden. (P.)
  • Yemeni Arabic
    English Translation:
    I am from Yemen. (M.S.)
    I am from Yemen. (F.S.)
    We are from Yemen. (P.)
  • Yemeni Arabic
    English Translation:
    Originally I'm from Taiz. (M.S.)
    Originally I'm from Taiz. (F.S.)
    Originally I'm from Taiz. (P.)
  • Yemeni Arabic
    English Translation:
    I am from Sana'a. (M.S.)
    I am from Sana'a. (F.S.)
    We are from Sana'a. (P.)