Want to speak Arabic? Yes? Good – keep reading. This is for those that truly want to learn the language. Here’s how you introduce yourself in Arabic in 10 easy lines… and this might take you 2 to 3 minutes or less. With this lesson…
- You get the Arabic, translations and romanizations.
- Read out loud to practice your speaking.
- Feel free to print this sheet out for extra review.
Here’s how you introduce yourself in Arabic. Let’s go.
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1) Hello, It’s nice to meet you.
Hello and Nice to meet you in Arabic are a must-know phrases. And any introduction will probably will start with these words.
- مرحبا، سعدت بلقائك.
- marḥaban, saʿidtu biliqaāʾik.
- Hello, it’s nice to meet you.
2) My name is _____.
This is simple. To say “my name is” in Arabic, you just need the phrase “ʾanaā ismiī.” Then say your name. For example, if the name is Ali.. it would be like this…
- أنا اسمي علي.
- ʾanaā ismiī ʿaliī.
- My name is Ali.
3) I am from ______.
So, where are you from? America? Europe? Africa? Asia? Just stick the name of your country inside this phrase. We’ll use Egypt (miṣr) as an example.
- أنا من مصر.
- ʾanaā min miṣr.
- I’m from Egypt.
4) I live in ______.
What about now – where do you live? Just fill in the blank with the country or city (if famous) into this phrase. I’ll use Cairo (al-qaāhirah) as an example.
- أنا أعيش في القاهرة.
- ʾanaā ʾaʿiīšu fiī al-qaāhirah.
- I live in Cairo.
5) I’ve been learning Arabic for _____.
How long have you been learning Arabic for? A month? A year?
- أتعلم اللغة العربية منذ عام.
- ʾataʿalamu al-luّġaẗa al-ʿarabiīh munḏu ʿaāmin.
- I’ve been learning Arabic for a year.
6) I’m learning Arabic at _____.
Where are you learning Arabic? At school? At home? This would be a great line to know and use when you’re introducing yourself. Here’s my example:
- أتعلم اللغة العربية على موقع ArabicPod101.com
- ʾataʿalmu al-lluġaẗa al-ʿarabiīh ʿalaā mawqiʿ ArabicPod101.com
- I’m learning Arabic at ArabicPod101.com.
7) I am ____ years old.
Here’s how to say how old you are in Arabic. .
- عمري سبعة وعشرون عاما.
- ʿumriī sabʿaẗun waʿšruūn ʿaāman.
- I’m 27 years old.
8) I am ______.
What about your position? Are you a student? Yoga teacher? Lawyer for the potato industry? Potato salesman? Super important question that people like to ask (and judge you about – Hey, I’m just a blogger!). Just use “ʾanaā” meaning “I” and add your position.
- أنا مدرس.
- ʿanaā mudaris.
- I’m a teacher.
9) One of my hobbies is _____.
Now, let’s move onto personal interests – hobbies! My hobbies are languages, linguajunkieing and such. How about you? You’ll definitely need this line when introducing yourself in Arabic.
Here’s an example to use:
- واحدة من هواياتي هي القراءة.
- waāḥidaẗun min hiwaāyaātiī hiī al-qiraāʾah.
- One of my hobbies is reading.
10) I enjoy listening to music.
Now, this is just another example line about your hobbies. You can use something else where.
- أستمتع بسماع الموسيقى.
- ‘astamtiʿu bisamaāʿi al-muūsiīqaā.
- I enjoy listening to music.
So now you know how to introduce yourself in Arabic in 10 lines. I’m sure there’s a ton more you can say – but this is an easy, simple start that any beginner can put to use. It’s all about starting easy.
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Hope you enjoyed this!
– The Main Junkie
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