Colloquial Arabic: Sample Comparisons of Dialects - Important Occasions

Condolences

Levantine Arabic Dialects

  • Jordanian Arabic
    English Translation:

    May God have mercy on them.
    Response: May you live long. (M.S.)
    Response: May you live long. (F.S.)
    Response: May you live long. (P.)

  • Palestinian Arabic
    English Translation:
    May God magnify your good deeds. (P.)
    Response: My God bless you. (P.)
  • Palestinian Arabic
    English Translation:
    May you live long. (M. S.) Response: And you. (M. S.)
    May you live long. (F. S.) Response: And you. (F. S.)

Egyptian Arabic Dialects

  • Egyptian Arabic
    English Translation:
    May you live long. (M. S.) Response: And you. (M. S.)
    May you live long. (F. S.) Response: And you. (F. S.)
  • Egyptian Arabic
    English Translation:
    God is Ever-living. Response: And grace is from God.
  • Egyptian Arabic
    English Translation:
    Be strong. (M.S.) Response: Strength is from God.
    Be strong. (F.S.) Response: Strength is from God.

North African Arabic Dialects

  • Algerian Arabic
    English Translation:
    May God Bless You. (M.S.) Response: And you.
    May God Bless You. (F.S.) Response: And you.
  • Algerian Arabic
    English Translation:
    May God magnify your good deeds.
    Response: Glory be to the One Who Does Not Die.
  • Algerian Arabic
    English Translation:
    Rely on the Lord. (M.S.) Response: Strength is with Allah.
    Rely on the Lord. (F.S.) Response: Strength is with Allah.
  • Libyan Arabic
    English Translation:
    God is Ever-living. Response: God is immortal.
  • Libyan Arabic
    English Translation:
    Eternity is for God.
    Response: Verily we are from God and we shall return to Him.
  • Libyan Arabic
    English Translation:
    Verily we are from God and we shall return to Him.
    Response: Verily we are from God and we shall return to Him.
  • Libyan Arabic
    English Translation:
    May you live long. (M. S.) Response: And you. (M. S.)
    May you live long. (F. S.) Response: And you. (F. S.)
    May you live long. (M. P.) Response: And you. (M. P.)
    May you live long. (F. P.) Response: And you. (F. P.)
  • Libyan Arabic
    English Translation:
    May God magnify your good deeds. (P.)
    Response: May God bless you. (P.)
  • Moroccan Arabic
    English Translation:
    May God magnify your good deeds. (M. S.)
    Response: May God bless you. (M. S.)

    May God magnify your good deeds. (F. S.)
    Response: May God bless you. (F. S.)

    May God magnify your good deeds. (P.)
    Response: May God bless you. (P.)

  • Moroccan Arabic
    English Translation:
    May God bless you. (M.S.) Response: May you be well.
    May God bless you. (F.S.) Response: May you be well.
    May God bless you. (P.) Response: May you be well.
  • Moroccan Arabic
    English Translation:
    May God grant you patience. (M.S.) Response: May you be well.
    May God grant you patience. (F.S.) Response: May you be well.
    May God grant you patience. (P.) Response: May you be well.
  • Moroccan Arabic
    English Translation:
    Verily we are from God and we shall return to Him.
    Response: Verily we are from God and we shall return to Him.
  • Tunisian Arabic
    English Translation:
    May God have mercy on him. Response: May you live! (S.)
    May God have mercy on her. Response: May you live! (S.)
  • Western Saharan and Mauritanian
    English Translation:
    We are all from Allah and to Him we shall return.
  • Western Saharan and Mauritanian
    English Translation:
    May you live longer than him. (M.S.)
    May you live longer than her. (F.S.)
    May you live longer than them. (P.)

Other Dialects

  • Bahraini Arabic
    English Translation:
    May God magnify your good deeds. (M. S.) Response: And yours. (M. S.)
    May God magnify your good deeds. (F. S.) Response: And yours. (F. S.)
  • Iraqi Arabic
    English Translation:
    May you live long. (M. S.) Response: And you. (M. S.)
    May you live long. (F. S.) Response: And you. (F. S.)
  • Iraqi Arabic
    English Translation:
    Be strong. (M.S.) Response: Thank you. (M.S.)
    Be strong. (F.S.) Response: Thank you. (F.S.)
    Be strong. (P.) Response: Thank you. (P.)
  • Yemeni Arabic
    English Translation:
    May God magnify your good deeds. (M. S.) Response: And yours. (M. S.)
    May God magnify your good deeds. (F. S.) Response: And yours. (F. S.)
    May God magnify your good deeds. (P.) Response: And yours. (P.)
  • Yemeni Arabic
    English Translation:
    Verily we are from God and we shall return to Him.
  • Yemeni Arabic
    English Translation:
    God is Ever-living.