Colloquial Arabic: Sample Comparisons of Dialects - Important Occasions

Greetings upon arrival

Levantine Arabic Dialects

  • Jordanian Arabic
    English Translation:

    Thank God for your safety. (M.S.)
    Response: May God keep you safe. (M.S.)
    Response: May God keep you safe. (F.S.)
    Response: May God keep you safe. (P.)

  • Palestinian Arabic
    English Translation:
    Welcome! Response: Thank you!
  • Palestinian Arabic
    English Translation:
    Welcome! Response: Thank you. (M.S.) Welcome! Response: Thank you. (F.S.)

Egyptian Arabic Dialects

  • Egyptian Arabic
    English Translation:
    Thank God for your safety. (M.S.) Response: May God keep you safe. (M.S.)
    Thank God for your safety. (F.S.) Response: May God keep you safe. (F.S.)

North African Arabic Dialects

  • Algerian Arabic
    English Translation:
    Thank God for your safety. Response: May God keep you safe. (M.S.)
    Thank God for your safety. Response: May God keep you safe. (F.S.)
  • Libyan Arabic
    English Translation:
    Thank God for your safety. Response: May God keep you safe. (M.S.)
    Thank God for your safety. Response: May God keep you safe. (F.S.)
    Thank God for your safety. Response: May God keep you safe. (M.P.)
    Thank God for your safety. Response: May God keep you safe. (F.P.)
  • Libyan Arabic
    English Translation:
    [Thank God] for your safety. (M.S.) Response: May God keep you safe. (M.S.)
    [Thank God] for your safety. (F.S.) Response: May God keep you safe. (F.S.)
    [Thank God] for your safety. (M.P.) Response: May God keep you safe. (M.P.)
    [Thank God] for your safety. (F.P.) Response: May God keep you safe. (F.P.)
  • Libyan Arabic
    English Translation:
    Good that you arrived safely. Response: May God keep you safe. (M.S.)
    Good that you arrived safely. Response: May God keep you safe. (F.S.)
    Good that you arrived safely. Response: May God keep you safe. (M.P.)
    Good that you arrived safely. Response: May God keep you safe. (F.P.)
  • Moroccan Arabic
    English Translation:
    For your peace and safety. Response: May God grant you peace. (M.S.)
    For your peace and safety. Response: May God grant you peace. (F.S.)
    For your peace and safety. Response: May God grant you peace. (P.)
  • Moroccan Arabic
    English Translation:
    Thank God for your safety. Response: God bless you. (M.S.)
    Thank God for your safety. Response: God bless you. (F.S.)
    Thank God for your safety. Response: God bless you. (P.)
  • Tunisian Arabic
    English Translation:
    Thank God for your safety. Response: Thank you, may God keep you safe! (S.)
    Thank God for your safety. Response: Thank you, may God keep you safe! (P.)
  • Western Saharan and Mauritanian
    English Translation:
    You are welcomed. (M.S.)
    You are welcomed. (F.S.)
    You are welcomed. (P.)
  • Western Saharan and Mauritanian
    English Translation:
    Thanks to Allah for your arrival. (M.S.)
    Thanks to Allah for your arrival. (F.S.)
    Thanks to Allah for your arrival. (P.)

Other Dialects

  • Bahraini Arabic
    English Translation:
    Thank God for your safety. (M.S.) Response: May God keep you safe. (M.S.)
    Thank God for your safety. (F.S.) Response: May God keep you safe. (F.S.)
  • Iraqi Arabic
    English Translation:
    Thank God for your safety. (M.S.) Response: May God keep you safe. (M.S.)

    Thank God for your safety. (F.S.) Response: May God keep you safe. (F.S.)
  • Yemeni Arabic
    English Translation:
    Thank God for your safety. (M.S.) Response: May God keep you safe. (M.S.)
    Thank God for your safety. (F.S.) Response: May God keep you safe. (F.S.)
    Thank God for your safety. (P.) Response: May God keep you safe. (P.)
  • Yemeni Arabic
    English Translation:
    We are happy to see you! (M.S.)
    We are happy to see you! (F.S.)
    We are happy to see you! (P.)
  • Yemeni Arabic
    English Translation:
    We are so happy to see you! (M.S.)
    We are so happy to see you! (F.S.)
    We are so happy to see you! (P.)