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I am a native Arabic speaker, Any help ?

Hello guys - Merhaba- مرحبا

i am a native Arabic speaker, talking the Egyptian dialect exactly, if anyone have a question i am ready to help.

Good Luck for you all

February 8, 2020



Hey! Thank you so much for offering your help! I have a question for you so...!

I know that you can say "سلام" to say "Hi". But I feel that it's something quite informal, right? Or could you say it in every situation? Also, I feel a bit confused by the wide ways to say hello in Arabic. Finally, which is the expression the more used every day?

Thank you in advance for your help !!


Hello, in the beginning i just wanna tell u that in arabic there are many different accents so maybe u will find the same word changing from a country to others

1- yes ( سلام ) isn't formal and you can say (As Salamu Alaikum - السلام عليكم ) instead of it and i prefer السلام عليكم more than سلام because when u want to say bye u will say سلام

so for (Hi) say ( السلام عليكم ) and for ( BYE ) say ( سلام )

NOTE : Goodbye = مع السلامه

2- you can say السلام عليكم in every situation and in every country.

3- as i told u there are many accents, so there are many ways to say hello for Formal way is ( Merhaba - مرحبا ) for Informal way there are many like

( ahlan - اهلا ) , ( Hi - هاي ) , ( As Salamu Alaikum - السلام عليكم ) and for more ways to say hello check this videos




Isn't هاي the English hi? Or is there an Arabic expression I don't know?


Yes it’s, sorry I wrote it Hai by mistake, I edited it

NOTE: ( Hi-هاي ) is more common in Egypt, so if u were in Egypt u can use it freely.


Thanks for offering the help.


Thank you very much friend.


you are welcome bro


Hi! Thanks for offering your help :) There is a guy from Egypt coming to my church (French and Spanish speaking church). He knows a bit of Italian, but no French, Spanish or English. I would love to be able to make him feel welcome, and what better way than to do it in his mother tongue? I read the thread about how to say Hello... how would you say "welcome!"? - I googled it, but the automatic voice on google translator doesn't pronounce the letters the same way as they teach us here on Duolingo... So I might as well ask a native! Thanks in advance!


Ciao amica, i wish i could help you here with a record, but feel free to connect me on facebook or whatsapp wherever you want and here is my facebook



Salam bro, i am a arab and i want to deepen my understanding with the language. Any Ideas how other than duolingo?


Hey bro, i'm sorry but u have to explain to me more.

are u Arabian but can't speak arabic well ? do u want to learn ur country dialect or want the formal arabic ? if was a dialect so which one ?


نعم انا عرب, My Arabic is intermediate, but I can't read well. I speak the Levante accent. (Palestine, Lebanon, Syria) And I want to maser both Palestinian and formal standard Arabic.


Hi! I have a question about verb conjugation. The following was explained to me:

To get the verb stem you take the three letters and put an ُ in the middle letter. For example فهم becomes فهُم.

To get the I (أنا) from, you should add an أ in front of it and an ُ at the last letter. So فهُم becomes انا أفهُمُ, but this does not seems right, because verb conjugator says it should be أنا فهَمُ. Am I missing something here?


Hi.. yeah maybe it just a little bit complicated for you at the beginning but, you should add the letter أ when u use ( i - أنا ) for example:

I play - أنا ألعَبُ

I drink - أنا أشرَبُ

And this links may help you for understand the rules bc it’s so long to explain it here.




Thank you:) Im sorry I'm late!! Im currently learning Egyptian dialect and MSA and hope to be fluent some day! it is such a beautiful language. To my understanding Duolingo only teaches MSA, but I was wondering if there are some the same words in MSA and the dialects? because I have heard msa sounds funny to talk in, so I wouldn't want to accidentally get the two mixed up, and start talking in Msa, but do you think they are quite similar that people willl still understand?

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