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Arabic in 60 Minutes Berlitz Publishing New York Munich Singapore

Arabic in 60 Minutes

Berlitz Publishing

New York

Munich

Singapore

Arabic in 60 Minutes

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First Printing: July 2007 Printed in USA

ISBN 978-981-268-204-8

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Table of Contents

Track 1:

Basic Expressions

4

Track 2:

Questions

5

Track 3:

Numbers

6

Track 4:

Days of the Week

7

Track 5:

Colors

8

Track 6:

Making Friends

8

Track 7:

Eating Out

9

Track 8:

Directions

11

Track 9:

Leisure

12

Track 10:

Shopping

13

Track 11:

Around Town

15

Track 1

Basic Expressions

Yes.

naAHm

 

No.

laa

Okay.

Hasanan

Please.

min faDlak

Thank you.

shukran

Hello. /Hi!

as-salaam

!

ً

AHlaykum/ahlan

Good morning.

sabaaH al-khayr

Good evening.

masaa al-khayr

Good night.

tiSbaH AHla khayr

Good-bye.

maAH as-salaama

Excuse me!

lau samaHt

[or, if you bump into

laa mu'aakhaza

someone] Don’t mention it.

AHfwan

Never mind.

walaa yuhimmak

Do you speak English?

titkallem injileezee

I

don’t speak much

laa atakallam

Arabic.

AHrabeekteer

Please write it down.

uktubuh lau samaHt

I

don’t understand.

laa afham

I’d like

ureed

.ﻢﻌﻧ

.

.ﺎـﻧﺴﺣ

.لكﻀﻓ ﻦﻣ

ً

اﺮـﻜﺷ

ﻼﻫأ/.ﲂﻴﻠﻋ مﻼﺴﻟا

.

.رﻴﺨﻟا حﺎـﺒﺻ .رﻴﺨﻟا ءﺎﺴ.رﻴﺧ ﻰـﻠﻋ ﺢـﺒﺼﺗ .ﺔـﻣ ﻼﺴﻟا ﻊﻣ !ﺖﺤﻤﺳ ﻮﻟ

.

ةﺬﺧاﻮﻣ

ٔ

. ةﺬﺧاﻮﻣ ﻻ ٔ
! ﺖﺤﻤﺳ ﻮﻟ . ةﺬﺧاﻮﻣ ﻻ ٔ . اﻮﻔﻋ . ﻚـﻤﻬ ـﻳ ﻻو ؟ي ﺰﻴﻠﺠﻧ

.اﻮﻔﻋ

.ﻚـﻤﻬـﻳ ﻻو

؟يﺰﻴﻠﺠﻧإ ﲅﻜﺘﺗ

.ﲑﺘﻛ ﻲـﺑﺮﻋ ﲅﻜﺗأ ﻻ

.ﺖﺤﻤﺳ ﻮﻟ ﻪﺒﺘﻛأ .ﻢـﻬـﻓأ ﺪﻳرأ

4

Track 2

Questions

Where?

ayna

؟ﻦﻳأ

Where are you going?

ilaa ayna tazhab

؟ﺐﻫﺬﺗ ﻦﻳأ ﱃإ

When?

matta

؟ﻰـﺘ

When does the

matta yaftaH al-matHaf

؟ﻒﺤـﺗﻤﻟا ﺢـﺘﻔﻳ ﻰـﺘ

museum open? Why?

limaaza

؟اذﺎـﻤﻟ

How much?

bikam

؟ﲂﺑ

How much is that?

bikam haaza

؟اﺬﻫ ﲂﺑ

How many?

kam

؟ﰼ

How many are there?

kam AHdadhum

؟ﱒدﺪﻋ

Who’s there?

man hunaak

؟كﺎﻨﻫ ﻦﻣ

Which one do you

ay waHid tureed

؟ﺪﻳﺮﺗ ﺪﺣاو يأ

want? Whose is that?

liman haaza

؟اﺬﻫ نﻤﻟ

How?

kayf

؟ﻒﻴ

How would you like to pay?

kayf tureed an tadfAH

؟ﻊﻓﺪﺗ نأ ﺪﻳﺮﺗ ﻒﻴ

Is it free?

hal howa faaDi

؟ﴇﺎﻓ ﻮﻫ ﻞﻫ

Can I have

?

mumkin aakhuth

؟ﺬﺧا ﻦﻜﳑ

Can you tell me…?

mumkin taqool lee

؟ﻲـﻟ لﻮـﻘـﺗ نﻜﻤﻣ

Can you help me?

mumkin tusaAHidnee

؟ﻲﻧﺪﻋﺎـﺴ

نﻜﻤﻣ

5

Track 3

Numbers

1

waHid

2

itneyn

3

talaata

4

arbAHa

5

khamsa

1/2/3/4/5

waHid/itneyn/

talaata/arbAHa/khamsa

6

sitta

7

sabAHa

8

tamaanya

9

tisAHa

10

aHshara

6/7/8/9/10

sitta/sabAHa/

tamaanya/tisAHa/

aHshara

11

Hadashar

12

itnashar

13

talaatashar

14

arbAHatashar

15

khamastashar

16

sittatashar

17

sabAHatashar

18

tamaantashar

19

tisAHtashar

6

ﺪﺣاو

ﲔﻨا

ﺔﺛﻼﺛ

ﺔﻌﺑرأ

ﺔﺴﲬ

/ﺔﻌﺑرأ/ﺔﺛﻼﺛ/ﲔﻨا/ﺪﺣاو

ﺔﺴﲬ

ﺔـﺘـﺳ

ﻌـﺒـﺳ

ﺔـﻴـﻧﺎـﻤـﺛ

ﺔﻌﺴ

ةﺮـﺸﻋ

/ﺔـﻴـﻧﺎـﻤـﺛ/ﺔﻌـﺒـﺳ/ﺔـﺘـﺳ

ةﺮـﺸﻋ /ﺔﻌﺴ

ﴍاﺪﺣ

ﺮـﺷﺎـﻨﺗا

ﺮـﺷتاﻼﺗ

ﺮـﺷﺎﺘﻌـرأ

ﺮـﺷﺎﺘـﺴﻤـﺧ

ﺮـﺷﺎـﺘـﺳ

ﺮـﺷﺎﺘﻌﺒـﺳ

ﺮـﺷﺎﺘﻨـﲤ

ﺮـﺷﺎﺘﻌﺴ

20

aHishreen

ﻦﻳﺮـﺸﻋ

30

talaateen

ﲔﺗﻼﺗ

40

arbAHeen

ﻌﺑرأ

50

khamseen

ﲔﺴﻤـﺧ

60

sitteen

ﲔﺘـﺳ

70

sabAHeen

ﻌﺒـﺳ

80

tamaaneen

ﻧﺎـ

90

tisAHeen

ﻌﺴـﺗ

100

meya

ﺔﻴﻣ

Track 4

Days of the Week

 

Monday

al-itneyn

ﻦـﻴﻨـﺗﻻا

Tuesday

at-tulaataa

ءﺎـﺗﻼﺘﻟا

Wednesday

al-arbAHa

ءﺎـﻌـﺑرﻷا

Thursday

al-khamees

ﺲﻴﻤﺨـﻟا

Friday

al-jumAHa

ﺔﻌﻤﺠـﻟا

Saturday

as-sabt

ﺖﺒﺴﻟا

Sunday

al-aHad

ﺪﺣﻷا

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Track 5

Colors

black

aswad

blue

azraq

brown

bunnee

green

akhDar

red

aHmar

white

abyaD

yellow

aSfar

I’m looking for something in yellow.

ana ureed shay’ billaun al aSfar

Track 6

Making Friends

My name is Martin.

ismee Martin

Pleased to meet you.

tasharrafnaa

What’s your name?

maa ismak

How are you?

kayf Haalak

Fine, thanks. And you?

bi-khayr al-Hamdu lila. wa-anta

Where do you come from?

min ayn anta

8

دﻮﺳأ قرزأ ﻲـﻨـﺑ ﺮـﻀـﺧأ ﺮـﻤـﺣأ ﺾﻴـﺑأ ﺮﻔﺻأ نﻮﻠﻟبا ﺊﺷ ﺪﻳرأ ناأ .ﺮﻔﺻﻷا

.ﻦﺗرﺎﻣ ﻰﲰا

.ﺎـﻨﻓ ﺮـﺸـﺗ

؟ﻚـﻤـﺳا ﺎـﻣ

؟لكﺎـﺣ ﻒﻴـﻛ

ﺪﻤﺤـﻟا ٬ﮟـﻴﺨـﺑ ؟ﺖﻧأو. ؟ﺖﻧأ ﻦﻳأ ﻦﻣ

I’m from the USA.

ana min amreeka

Where do you live?

ayna taskun

Would you like to have dinner with us on Friday evening?

tuHibb tatAHshaa mAHaana yaum al- jumAHa

Would you like to join

tuHibb tushaarik-naa

us? Great. I’d love to.

mumtaaz. Sa-

yusharrifnee

Are you free this evening?

hal anta faaDee al-layla

Thank you, but I’m

shukran laakinee

busy.

mashghool

May I bring a friend?

mumkin uHDir Sadeeq

Can I have your telephone number?

mumkin aakhud raqm tilifoonak

Here’s my number.

hazaa raqmee

Please call me.

ittaSil bee lau samaHt

Track 7

Eating Out

A table for…

maa'ida li

1/2/3/4

waHid/itneyn/

talaata/arbAHa

I’d like to reserve a table for two.

ureed hajz maa'da li shakhSeen

9

.ﲀﻳﺮﻣأ ﻦﻣ ﺎـﻧأ ؟ﻦﻜﺴﻦـﻳأ مﻮﻳ ﺎـﻨﻌﻣ ﻰﺸﻌﺘـﺗ ﺐﺤـﺗ ؟ﺔﻌﶺا

؟ﺎـﻨـﻛرﺎﺸﺗ ﺐﺤـﺗ

.ﻲـﻨﻓ ﺮـﺸـﻴـﺳ .زﺎـﺘـﻤـﻣ

؟لةﻴﻠﻟا ﴇﺎـﻓ ﺖﻧأ ﻞﻫ

.لﻮﻐﺸﻣ ﻲـﻨـﻜﻟ ،اﺮـﻜﺷ

؟ﻖـﻳﺪﺻ ﺮﻀﺣأ ﻦﻜـﻤـﻣ ﻢـﻗر ﺬﺧآ ﻦـﻜـﻤـﻣ ؟ﻚـﻧﻮﻔﻠﺗ .ﻲـﻤـﻗر اﺬﻫ .ﺖﺤﻤـﺳ ﻮـﻟ ﻲـﺑ ﻞﺼـﺗا

ـﻟ ةﺪﺋﺎـﻣ

ﺔﻌﺑرأ/ﺔﺛﻼﺛ/ﲔﻨا/ﺪﺣاو

ةﺪﺋﺎـﻣ زﺠﺣ ﺪﻳرأ .ﲔﺼﺨﺸـﻟ

For tomorrow at 8:30.

lil ghad issaAHa tamanya we nos

.ﺺﻧو ﺔﻴﻧﺎﲤ ﺔﻋﺎﺴا ﺪﻐﻠﻟ

Waiter!

yaa garsoon

!نﻮﺳﺮﺟ ﺎـﻳ

Waitress!

yaa aanisa

!ﺔﺴآﻧ ﺎـﻳ

I’d like a cup of tea.

ureed finjaan shay

.يﺎﺷ

نﺎﺠﻨﺪﻳرأ

A coffee.

ureed finjaan qahwa

.ةﻮﻬﻗ

نﺎﺠﻨﻓ ﺪﻳرأ

A coffee with milk.

ureed finjaan qahwa bil Haleeb

.ﺐﻴﻠﳊبا ةﻮﻬﻗ نﺎﺠﻨﻓ ﺪﻳرأ

[or perhaps black]

ureed finjaan quahwa saada

.ةدﺎﺳ ةﻮﻬﻗ نﺎﺠﻨﻓ ﺪﻳرأ

I’d like two of those.

ureed itnayn min haaza

.اﺬﻫ ﻦﻣ نﻴﻨﺛا

ﺪﻳرأ

It’s to take away.

sa-aakhuduh mAHee

.ﻲـﻌـﻣ ەﺬﺧﺂﺳ

That’s all, thanks.

haaza kull maa ureed shukran

.اﺮﻜﺷ ٬ﺪﻳرأ ﺎـﻣ ﻞﻛ اﺬﻫ

That’s not what I ordered.

haaza laysa maa Talabtuh

.ﻪـﺘـﺒـﻠﻃ ﺎـﻣ ﺲﻴﻟ اﺬﻫ

The food is cold.

aT-TAHaam baarid

.درﺎـﺑ مﺎـﻌﻄﻟا

How much longer will our food be?

Kam min al-waqt yajib intiZaar aklinaa

رﺎﻈﺘﻧا ﺐﺠﻳ ﺖﻗﻮﻟا ﻦﻣ ﰼ ؟ﺎـﻨﻠﻛأ

I’d like to pay.

ureed an adfAH

.ﻊـﻓدأ نأ ﺪﻳرأ

The check, please.

el Hisaab law samaHt

.ﺖﺤﲰ

ﻮﻟ بﺎﺴﳊا

Can I pay with this credit card?

mumkin adfAH bi- biTaaqat al-itimaan haazihi

ﺔـﻗﺎـﻄـﺒـﺑ ﻊـﻓدأ نﻜﻤﻣ ؟ەﺬﻫ نﺎﻤﺘﺋﻻا

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That was a very good

kaanat wajba

.ةزﺎـﺘﻤﻣ ﺔـﺒـﺟو ﺖـﻧﺎـﻛ

meal.

mumtaaza

Track 8

Directions

Excuse me, please.

lau samaHt

.ﺖﺤﻤﺳ ﻮـﻟ

I’ve lost my way.

ana tuht

.ﺖﻬـﺗ ﺎـﻧأ

How do I get to the park?

kayf aSil ilaa al Hadeequa

؟ﺔﻘﻳﺪﳊا ﻰـﻟإ ﻞﺻأ ﻒـﻴﻛ

How far is it to the next town from here?

kam al-masaafa ilaa aqrab madeena min hunaa

بﺮﻗا ﻰـﻟإ ﺔـﻓﺎﺴﻤﻟا ﰼ ؟ﺎـﻨـﻫ ﻦﻣ ﺔﻨﺪﻣ

How long does it take by car?

kam ta'khud bis- sayyaara

؟ةرﺎـﻴﺴﻟﺎـﺑ ﺬﺧﺄـﺗ

Is it far?

hal heya bAHeeda

؟ةﺪﻴﻌﺑ ﱓ ﻞﻫ

It’s straight ahead.

aHala toul

.لﻮﻃ ﻰـﻠﻋ

It’s on the left.

aHala al yasaar

.رﺎﺴـﻴـﻟا ﻰـﻠﻋ

It’s on the right.

aHala al yameen

.ﻦـﻴـﻤـﻴـﻟا

ﻰـﻠﻋ

It’s a long way.

inaha bAHeeda

.ةﺪﻴﻌﺑ ﺎﳖإ

It’s 5 minutes on foot.

khamas dakaa’ik

.ﺎـﻴﺸـﻣ ﻖﺋﺎـﻗد ﺲﻤﺧ

mashyan

Thanks for your help.

shukran AHlaal

.ةﺪﻋﺎﺴﻤﻟا ﻰـﻠﻋ اﺮﻜﺷ

musaaAHda

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Track 9

Leisure

Can you recommend a good concert?

mumkin tanSaHnaa bi Hafla museeqeya jayyida

When does it start?

matta tabda'

When does it end?

matta tantahee

Are there any seats for tonight?

hal hunaak amaakin li- haazihil layla

How much are the

?

bikam al tazaakir

seats? How much

bikam

Where can I buy tickets?

ayn ashtaree tazaakir

I’d like to reserve three for Sunday evening.

ureed Hajz talaat tazaakir li-yaum al-

What’s playing at the movies tonight?

aHad masaa'an maaza tAHraD as- seenimaa al-layla

What’s playing at the President Theater?

maa al-masraHeeya fee masraH President

Do you think I’d enjoy it?

taZunn annanee sa’o- AHjab bihaa

Is there a night club in

hal hunaak naadee

town?

laylee feel

madeena

12

لةﻔﺤـﺑ ﺎـﻨـﺤﺼﻨـﺗ نﻜﻤﻣ ؟ةﺪـﻴـﺟ ﺔﻴﻘﻴـﺳﻮﻣ

؟أﺪـﺒـﺗ ﻰـﺘـﻣ ؟ﻲـﻬـﺘـﻨـﺗ ﻰـﺘـﻣ ەﺬﻬـﻟ نﻛﺎـﻣأ كﺎـﻨـﻫ ﻞـﻫ ؟ﺔـﻠﻴﻠﻟا

؟ﺮﻛاﺬﺘا ﲂﺑ

؟ﲂﺑ

؟رﻛاﺬﺗ يﺮـﺘﺷأ ﻦـﻳأ

ﺮﻛاﺬﺗ تﻼﺗ زﺠﺣ ﺪﻳرأ

. ءﺎـﺴ ً ﻣ ﺪﺣﻷا مﻮـﻴ ـﻟ

ﺎـﻤـﻨـﻴﺴﻟا ضﺮﻌـﺗ اذﺎـﻣ ؟ﺔـﻠﻴﻠﻟا حﴪﻣ ﻲـﻓ ﺔـﻴﺣرﺴﻤﻟا ﺎـﻣ ؟ﺖﻧﺪﻳﺰﻳﺮﺑ ؟ﺎﮭﺑ ﺐـﺠـﻋﺄﺳ ﻲـﻨﻧأ ﻦﻈﺗ

ﻲـﻓ ﻲـﻠﻴىدﺎـﻧ كﺎـﻨﻫ ﻞﻫ ؟ﺔﻨﻳﺪـﻤﻟا

What type of music do they play?

maa nauAH al- mooseeqaa allatee yAHzifounaha

ﱴﻟا ﻰـﻘﻴـﺳﻮـﻤـﻟا عﻮﻧ ﺎـﻣ ؟ﺎﳖﻮﻓﺰﻌﻳ

Track 10

Shopping

I’d like…

ureed

ﺪﻳرأ

Do you have…?

hal AHindak

؟كﺪﻨﻋ ﻞﻫ

How much is that?

bikam haaza

؟اﺬﻫ ﲂﺑ

Thank you.

shukran

.اﺮﻜﺷ

Where is the nearest

ayna akrab

؟ﺖﻛرﺎﻣ ﺮﺑﻮﺳ بﺮﻗا ﻦﻳأ

supermarket?

supermarket

 

Where is the main

ayna al markaz al

يرﺎﺠﺘﻟا ﺰﻛﺮﳌا ﻦﻳأ

shopping mall?

tujaree al

ra’eesee

؟ﴘﻴﺮﻟا

How do I get there?

kaifa aSil hunaak

؟كﺎﻨﻞﺻأ ﻒﻴ

Can you help me?

mumkin tusaAHidnee

؟ﻲـﻧﺪﻋﺎـﺴـﺗ ﻦـﻜـﻤـﻣ

I’m looking for…

ana abHas AHn

ﻦﻋ ﺚﺤـﺑأ

ﺎـﻧأ

I’m just browsing.

ana atfaraj faqaT

.ﻂﻘﻓ جﺮﻔـﺗأ

ﺎـﻧأ

That’s all, thanks.

hazaa kulluh shukran

.اﺮﻜﺷ ،ﻪـﳇ اﺬﻫ

That’s too expensive.

haaza ghaalee jiddan

.اﺪﺟ ﺎـﻏ اﺬﻫ

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I’ll take it.

sa-aakhuduh

Where do I pay?

ayn adfAH

I’ll pay by credit card.

sa-adfAH bi-biTaaqet

li’timaan

Sorry, I don’t have enough money.

aasfa. laa toojad mAHaya nuqood kifaaya

Could I have a receipt, please?

mumkin aakhud al- waSl lau samaHt

This doesn't work.

haaza la yAHmal

Can you exchange this please?

mumkin teghayar haaza law samaHt

I’d like a refund.

ureed istirjaAH

nuqoodee

I’d like to see the manager.

ureed an uqaabil al- mudeer

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.ەﺬـﺧﺂـﺳ

؟ﻊـﻓدأ ﻦﻳأ

ﺔـﻗﺎـﻄـﺒﺑ ﻊـﻓدﺄﺳ .نﺎـﻤـﺘـﺋالا دﻮﻘﻧ ﻲـﻌـﻣ ﺪﺟﻮﺗ ﻻ ،ﺔﻔﺳآ .ﺔـﻳﺎـﻔـﻛ

،ﻞﺻ ﻮـﻟا ﺬﺧآ ﻦـﻜـﻤـﻣ ؟ﺖﺤـﻤـﺳ ﻮـﻟ .ﻞﻤﻌﻳ ﻻ اﺬﻫ

؟ﺖﺤﲰ ﻮﻟ اﺬﻫ ﲑﻐﺗ ﻦﻜﳑ

. يدﻮﻘﻧ عﺎـﺟ ﺮـﺘﺳا ﺪﻳرأ

.ﺮـﻳﺪﻤـﻟا ﻞـﺑﺎـﻗأ نأ ﺪﻳرأ

Track 11

Around Town

Where is the main post office?

ayna maktab al bareed al ra'eesee

A

stamp for this

taabiAH li haaza al kart

postcard please.

min fadlak

Can I access the Internet here?

hal mumkin astiaAHmil al-intarnet huna

What are the charges per hour?

maa huwal Hisaab fees saAHa

Where are the carts?

ayna al-AHrabaat

this one

haazihi

over there

hunaak

a

carton of milk

kartoonat Haleeb

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ﺪﻳﺮـﺒﻟا ﺐﺘـﻜﻣ ﻦـﻳأ ؟ﻰـﺴﻴـﺋﺮﻟا ﻦﻣ ترﲀﻟا اﺬﻬﻟ ﻊﺑﺎﻃ .لكﻀﻓ

ﻞﻤﻌﺘـﺳا ﻦﻜﻤﻣ ﻞﻫ ؟ﺎـﻨﻫ ﺖﻧﺮـﺘﻧٕﻻا

ﻲـﻓ بﺎـﺴﺤـﻟا ﻮﻫ ﺎـﻣ ؟ﺔﻋﺎﺴا ؟تﺎـﺑﺮﻌﻟا ﻦـﻳأ ەﺬﻫ ﺎـﻨـﻫ ﺐﻴﻠـﺣ ﺔـﻧﻮـﺗ ﺮـﻛ