Lebanese Lesson 1: Learn How to Say ‘Hello’ and ‘How are you?’ in Lebanese Arabic

Learn Arabic (Lebanese) lesson 1

Welcome to Lebanese Lesson 1! In this video and transcript, you’ll learn how to introduce yourself in the Lebanese dialect of Arabic. One of the first things you’ll learn is the common greeting “marhaba” which can be translated to “hi” or “bonjour” in English. We’ll also cover the meaning of “kifak” and “kifik”, which are used to ask “how are you?” in Lebanese Arabic. Throughout the lesson, you’ll be learning practical phrases that you can use when speaking with Lebanese people. So, whether you’re a foreigner visiting Lebanon or just looking to expand your language skills, you’ll find this lesson helpful. Now, let’s get started and learn how to say “hello” and “how are you” in Lebanese Arabic.

Transcript:

Introduction

Welcome to our Lebanese lesson 1! In this video, I am Hiba, and I will be helping you to learn the Lebanese language. As a foreigner in Lebanon, you are in the right place to learn how to speak the language. Keep in mind that the Lebanese language is divided into two types, one for writing and reading, but we won’t be learning that, instead we will be focusing on the spoken language.

Learn to Say Hello in Lebanese: Introduction to Introducing Yourself

Let’s start by learning how to introduce ourselves:

EnglishLebanese (for a man)Lebanese (for a woman)
hello, how are you?marhaba, kifak?marhaba, kifik?

It’s important to know that “marhaba” can be translated to “Hi” or “Bonjour” in English. It’s commonly used by everyone and will be understood by everyone.

More Phrases

Let’s continue with learning more phrases:

EnglishLebanese
My name is Maria, I come from Mexico.esmeh Maria, jeiyeh mnel mexeec
To study the Arabic languageedros aarabeh
I work as a translatorbeshteghil terjmein

You can also use these phrases together to say “My name is Maria, I come from Mexico to study the Arabic language. I work as a translator.” :

EnglishLebanese
My name is Maria, I come from Mexico to study the Arabic languageesmeh Maria, jeiyeh mnel mexeec edros aarabeh
I work as a translatorbeshteghil terjmein

Review

Now that we’ve covered the basics, let’s review what we’ve learned:

EnglishLebanese
hellomarHaba
how are you? (for a man)kifak?
how are you? (for a woman)kifik?
how are you? (for many people)kifkoun?
My name is Mariaesmeh Maria
I come from Mexicojeiyeh mnel mexeec
To study the Arabic languageedros aarabeh
I work as a translatorbeshteghil terjmein

Since this is just an introductory lesson, we didn’t cover many sentences. But don’t worry! You can watch the other Lebanese Arabic lesson videos by checking out the menu at the top of the page, or just click here to watch lesson 2 about Lebanese Arabic at the airport.

Conclusion

I hope you enjoyed this first lesson and I will be with you step-by-step to learn the Lebanese language. Thank you for learning with us!

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4 thoughts on “Lebanese Lesson 1: Learn How to Say ‘Hello’ and ‘How are you?’ in Lebanese Arabic”

  1. This is such a cool blog! I look forwards to learning the "Lebanese" dialect. Thanks for posting all these lessons! ~Michael

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