Arabic phrases that you should learn for #Ramadan2018
With 2018 Ramadan starting tomorrow, Thursday May 17, now is a good time to learn some essential Arabic phrases that may come in handy in the UAE or in any Arab country you find yourself.
Iftar This means “break fast”. It is the meal at sunset to break the the fast.
Suhoor Pre-dawn meal before the fast begins for the day.
Ramadan Kareem A greeting that means “generous Ramadan”.
Ramadan Mubarak Another greeting to wish people a happy Ramadan, which means “congratulations, it’s Ramadan”.
Sawm The word used for fasting and one of the ﬁve pillars of Islam.
Zakat This is another of the ﬁve pillars of Islam. It requires adult Muslims to pay 2.5 percent of their wealth to the needy. While It can be paid at any time during the year, but is more prominent during Ramadan.
Salah Prayer, another of the ﬁve pillars of Islam. Five prayer times are observed throughout the day, the ﬁrst at dawn, then at noon, mid-afternoon, sunset and night.
Tarawih Special congregational prayers held each evening during Ramadan, in addition to the five daily prayers.
Eid al-Fitr Meaning “feast of breaking the fast”, this three-day celebration marks the end of Ramadan and the start of “Shawwal” – the tenth month in the Islamic calendar – with prayers, festivities, food and gifts.
‘Siyam Kareem’ Blessed fasting.
‘Taqabbala Allah’ My God accept your fasting/prayers.
‘Embarak alaikum shahr Ramadan’ May the month of Ramadan be a blessing for you.
‘Eid Mubarak’ Blessed Eid.
‘Tafaddal iftar ma3na’ Please join us for iftar.
‘Hal anta saa’im?’ Are you fasting?
‘Anaa saa’im’ I am fasting.
Hello - Marhaba Goodbye - Maa’ assalama Please - Low samaht Thank you - Mashkoor Yes - Na’am No - La Excuse me - Afwan, Itha samaht One - Wahid Two - Ethnin Three - Thalatha Four - Arba'a Five - Khamsa Six - Setta Seven - Saba'a Eight - Thamaneya Nine - Tes'a Ten - Ashara
Happy Ramadan Ramadan Kareem
Are you fasting? Enta sayem? (to a male). Enti sayma? (to a female). What is this called? Shu ssm hal shay?