Colloquial Arabic: Sample Comparisons of Dialects - Important Occasions

Upon receiving something new

Levantine Arabic Dialects

  • Palestinian Arabic
    English Translation:
    Congratulations! Response: May Allah bless you! (F.S.)
    Congratulations! Response: May Allah bless you! (M.S.)

North African Arabic Dialects

  • Libyan Arabic
    English Translation:
    May God give you tranquility. Response: Same to you. (M.S.)
    May God give you tranquility. Response: Same to you. (F.S.)
    May God give you tranquility. Response: Same to you. (M.P.)
    May God give you tranquility. Response: Same to you. (F.P.)
  • Libyan Arabic
    English Translation:
    Congratulations! Response: May Allah bless you! (M.S.)
    Congratulations! Response: May Allah bless you! (F.S.)
    Congratulations! Response: May Allah bless you! (M.P.)
    Congratulations! Response: May Allah bless you! (F.P.)
  • Libyan Arabic
    English Translation:
    Congratulations! Response: May Allah bless you! (M.S.)
    Congratulations! Response: May Allah bless you! (F.S.)
    Congratulations! Response: May Allah bless you! (M.P.)
    Congratulations! Response: May Allah bless you! (F.P.)
  • Moroccan Arabic
    English Translation:
    Congratulations! Response: God Bless you! (M.S.)
    Congratulations! Response: God Bless you! (F.S.)
    Congratulations! Response: God Bless you! (P.)
  • Tunisian Arabic
    English Translation:
    May God bless it for you! (M.S.) Response: Thank you!
    May God bless it for you! (M.P.) Response: Thank you!
    May God bless it for you! (F.S.) Response: Thank you!
    May God bless it for you! (F.P.) Response: Thank you!
  • Western Saharan and Mauritanian
    English Translation:
    Congratulations! Response: Thank you! (M.S.)
    Congratulations! Response: Thank you! (F.S.)
    Congratulations! Response: Thank you! (P.)
  • Western Saharan and Mauritanian
    English Translation:
    May you live long to use it. (M.S.)
    May you live long to use it.(F.S.)
    May you live long to use it. (P.)
  • Western Saharan and Mauritanian
    English Translation:
    May you enjoy it. (M.S.)
    May you enjoy it. (F.S.)
    May you enjoy it. (P.)

Other Dialects

  • Yemeni Arabic
    English Translation:
    May it serve you well. (M.S.) Response: God willing.
    May it serve you well. (F.S.) Response: God willing.
    May it serve you well. (P.) Response: God willing.