Arabic Beginning a phone conversation İn Arabic – Arabic Beginner Lesson 67 Learn Arabic Free Online

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Arabic Beginning a phone conversation  İn Arabic – Arabic Beginner Lesson 67 Learn Arabic Free Online
You can begin a phone conversation in a number of ways. The most common,
whether you’re the caller or the person answering the phone, is to simply say
allo (all-low; hello).
It’s proper etiquette to state your name right after the person who picks up
the phone says allo, particularly if you don’t know that person. If you’re the
caller, you may say ‘anaa (an-nah; I am) followed by your name. Alternatively,
you may say haadhaa (M) / haadhihi (F) (haa-zaah / haa-zee-hee; this is) followed
by your name. A familiar phrase you can also use after you say allo is
‘as-salaamu ‘alaykum (ass-sa-laam-ou a-lai-koum; hello) or ‘ahlan wa sahlan
(ahel-lan wah sahel-lan; hi). Flip to Chapter 3 for more on greetings and
making small talk.
Talkin’ the Talk
Kamal calls his friend Rita at home.
Kamal: allo.
all-low.
Hello.
Rita: allo.
all-low.
Hello.
Kamal: haadhaa kamal.
haa-zaah kamal.
This is Kamal.
Rita: ‘ahlan wa sahlan kamal!
ahel-lan wah sahel-lan kamal!
Hi Kamal!
Kamal: ‘ahlan wa sahlan rita!
ahel-lan wah sahel-lan ree-taa!
Hi Rita!
Rita: kayf al-Haal?
ka-yef al-haal?
How are you doing?
Kamal: al-Hamdu li-llah, shukran.
al-ham-dou lee-llah, shoo-kran.
I’m doing well, thank you.