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Emergency/Survival Arabic

July 1, 2010

So assuming you were dropped in an Arabic country today, what words would you need?  A friend sent me this useful link: http://www.linguanaut.com/english_arabic.htm This is very good and thorough but please ignore congratulations of kufr (disbelief) which are also listed.

I also wanted to add some vocabulary and the charts below are what I came up with (I was thinking along the lines of “worst case scenario” for some of this)

طَبِيْب    
a doctor    
     
شَرَاب    
a drink    
    أَحْتَاجُ إلَى
طَعَام   I need….
food    
     
دَوَاء    
medicine    
     
مُسَاعَدَة    
help    
     

 

I like   أُحِبُّ
     
I don’t like   لا أُحِبُّ
     
I want   أُرِيْدُ
     
I don’t want   لا أُرِيْدُ
     
I am not… لستُ مُدَرِّساً لَسْتُ
  I am not a teacher  
How much?   بِكَمْ
     
For … (in response to bikam)   بِ
     
I don’t have any money Nuqood is fus-ha, Fuloos is not ما عِنْدِيْ نُقُوْد/فُلُوس
     
Fire!   حَرِيْق!ا
     
I am a student in the language Just add ة to make it feminine : طالبَة أنَا طَالِب في اللُغَة
     
Policeman   شُرْطِي
     
Criminal   مُجْرِم
     
Thief   سَارِق

 

mine   لِيْ
     
Yours (m.sg)   لَكَ
     
Yours (f.sg)   لَكِ
     
his   لَهُ
     
hers   لَهَا
     
Not mine   لَيْسَ لي
     

 

I am feeling pain   أَتَوَجَّعُ
     
pain   أَلَم
     
here   هُنَا
     
there   هُنَاكَ
     
I have diabetes   بِي سُكَّر
     
She has diabetes   بِهَا سُكر
  When saying you have a medical ailment, ب + pronoun is used “with me” is…  
     
     

 For more medical terms, click here

restaurant   مَطْعَم
     
bank   مَصْرِف
     
playground   مَلْعَب
     
park (also garden)   حَدِيْقَة
     
museum   مُتْحَفْ
     
zoo   حديقة الحَيَوَانَات
     

 

Water   مَاء
     
Air conditioning   مُكَيِّف
     
Fix!   أَصْلِحْ
     
It is broken   هُوَ مَكْسُوْر