Egyptian greetings

salamu alikum  سلام عليكُم  peace be upon you alikum essalam  عليكُم السلام  (reply) ezzayak  ازيَّك   how are you (for masculine) ezzayik ازَيِّك    how are you (for female) kwayyes كويس  good kwayyesa     كويسة  good (for female ) enta menaeen انت مِنين؟  where are you from ? (for male) enti menaeen? انتي منين؟ where are you from? …

How to say I want

I want (masculine ) ana ayez أنا عايز I want (feminine) ana ayzah أنا عايزة For Examples: If the speaker is a male I want water أنا عايزة مية  ana ayaez mayah I want tea.   أنا عايزة شاي  ana ayaez shaiI want Pepsi. أنا عايزة بيبسي    ana ayaez pepsi  I want a book. أنا عايزة كتاب  …

How much ? بِكام

How much? bikaam بِكام To ask a question for how much , we simply use بِكام bikaam 1-How much is the book? بِكام الكِتاب؟ bikaam elkitaab? The book is with 10 pounds الكِتاب بعَشَرة جنية elkitaab biashara geneah Bi ب is( with). So بِعشرة جنية biashara geneh means (with 10 pounds) 2-How much is the …

Numbers up to 10

How to say Arabic numbers Zero صِفر sefr One واحِد wahed Two اتنين etnaen Three تَلاتة talata Four اربَعة arbaa Five خَمْسة khamsah Six سِتَّه sittah Seven سَبَعةَ sabaah Eight تَمانية tamanyah Nine تِسعة tesah Ten عَشَرة Ashara Be careful about the pronunciation of the letter ع . There is no equivalent in English , …

FusHa ( Arabic letters from Alef to Thaa)

The Alphabet الحُروف الهجائِيَّة Some of my students asked me to write some short lesson for FusHa as well as Egyptian Arabic. Actually I am not familiar with using blogs . I am completely new with using blogs. So forgive me if it appears with Egyptian Arabic. And help me if you can (how to …

Feminine ending (taa marbottah)

The feminine ending( ة) – taa marbota This feminine ending is used with a noun or an adjective to make it feminine It is pronounced as (ah) at the end meaning f m مُؤنَّث Moa’nath مُذَكَّر mozakkar doctor   doktoorah    doktoor  دُكْتورة دُكْتور student   talebah   taleb   طالِبة طَالِب teacher   modarresah    modarres   مُدَرِّسَة مُدَرِّس …

What’s your name?

What's your name ? اسْمَك ايه؟ esmak eah? (esmak eah ) is used when you ask a male, we use the suffix (ak) For example: -esmak eah? اسْمَك ايه؟ What's your name? esmi Ahmed اسْمي أجْمَد my name is Ahmed -esmak eah? اسْمَك ايه؟ What's your name? esmi John اسْمي جون my name is John …