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English-Arabic Word List

The short word-list contains only the most used words in relation to travel in the Libyan Arabic dialect.

       
English Arabic
       
  Hello Ahllan  
  passport jawaz assefer  
  visa tashira  
  entry visa tashiret ad-dokhoul  
  immigration office mabna al-jawazat  
  border h'odoud  
  logbook koutayyeb  
  help mousaa'ada  
  car karhba, sayyara  
  motorbike motto  
  lorry h'emmala  
  bicycle beshkleit  
  airplane t'eyyar  
  train qit'ar, sekka  
  ship bakhira  
  boat flueka  
  insurance t'meen  
  safety assalama  
  tax d'areeba  
  tourism siyah'ah !  
  business business  
  transit a'oubour  
       
  residence iqamah  
  renew residence tajdeed al iqamah  
  validity salah'iyya  
  renew tajdeed  
  nationality jensiyya  
  foreign ajnabee  
  visit zeeyara  
  visitor zae'r  
  traveller rahh'al  
  holiday ijazah  
  tourist sayeh'  
  tourism seeyah'a  
  archaeological site makan atharee, athar  
  history tareekh  
  Leptis Magna Lubda, Lebda  
  Cyrene Shah'h'at  
  Apollonia Sousa  
  museum math'af  
  prehistoric art fen ma-qabla at-tareekh  
  engravings manh'outat  
  sculpture s'anem  
  antique touh'fa  
  rare nader  
  oasis wah'a  
  mountain jbel, jabel  
       
  thing h'aja  
  this hadi (f.), hada (m.)  
  these hado  
  that hadika  
  in fee  
  out barra  
  go out et'la'  
  come in khush  
  beside h'da  
  on, above foug  
  and wa  
  with ma'a  
  from men  
  under teh't  
  near (to) h'da(h)  
  near (diistance) greeb  
  far ba'eed  
 

 

 

   
  today elyoum  
  tomorrow ghed'wa  
morning s'obeh'  
  midday d'ouher  
  night layel  
  week sboua'  
  month shaher  
  year a'am  
  hour saa'a  
  minute dgiga  
  second lah'da  
 

 

 

   
  speak tkellem  
  listen esma'  
  see shouf  
  take khoud  
  begin ebda  
  sit (down) uga'ed  
  come ta'ala  
  go emshi  
  walk tmeshsha  
  distance msafa  
  how far geddash teba'ed  
  run ejree  
  stand (v.) ougef  
  stop wegggef  
  sleep erged (v.)  
  wake up noud'  
  drive soug  
  climb, go up erkeb  
  get off, go down enzel  
  push deff  
  pull ejbed  
  swim a'oum  
  bring jeeb  
  give ea'tee  
  give me ea't'eeni  
  throw away lawweh'  
  save des  
  reduce negges'  
  jump neggez  
  increase zeed  
  enough yezzi  
  like (want) nebbee  
  like (as) zey  
  help me saa'ednee  
  write ektub  
  read egra  
  reading graya  
 

 

 

   
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  where wein  
  what shenou  
  why leesh, a'lash  
  because mahoo  
  how keif  
  too much halba  
  little shaweyya  
  explain eshrah', waddah'  
  information ma'loumat  
  price sea'er  
  welcome tfaedd'el  
  thank you shokran  
  how are you kif   h'alek  
  I am fine kwayyes, bahi  
  and-you, how are you? w-enta, shen h'alek  
  so and so (alright) mashi elh'al  
  what do you want? shen tebbee  
  can you tell me . . . ? mumken tgo-llee  
  can you show me? mumken twaerreenee  
  how much; how many geddash  
  how far? geddash teba'ed  
  is this right? hal hada sah'  
  what time is it? essaa'a geddash  
  where is the office? wein el-maktab  
  can you help me please? min fad'lek, mumkin tsaa'aedni  
 

 

 

   
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  Berber Barberi, Amazighee  
  Tuareg Targee  
  Arab A'erbi  
  European Roumi  
  Foreign Ajnabee  
  Japanese Yabanee  
  Belgian Baljeekee  
  Dutch Holandee  
  Italian Italee  
  English Engleezee  
  British Breet'anee  
  French Fransawee  
  German Almanee  
  American Amrekanee  
  Australian Australee  
  Canadian Kanadee  
  Spanish S'banee  
  Greek Younanee  
  Russian Rousee  
 

 

 

   
  paper werga  
  newspaper jareeda  
  magazine majella  
  book kitab  
  pen beero, glem  
  pencil labes'  
  colour lawn  
  draw (art) ers'em  
  draw (verb) ejbed  
  library maktabah  
  research bah't  
 

 

 

   
  human insaan  
  people nas  
  women nsawin  
  woman mra  
  men rjal  
  man rajel  
  boy weld  
  girl bent  
  family a'ila  
  father ab  
  sister ukht  
  brother akh  
  son ibn  
  daughter bent  
 

 

 

   
one wah'ed  
  two ethnayen  
  three talata  
  four arba'a  
  five khemsa  
  six setta  
  seven saba'a  
  eight tamania  
  nine tesa'a  
  ten a'shra  
  twenty a'eshreen  
  thirty talateen  
  forty arba'een  
  fifty khamseen  
  sixty setteen  
  seventy saba'een  
  eighty tamenyeen  
  ninety tesa'een  
  hundred meyyat  
  thousand alf  
  million malyoun  
 

 

 

   
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  wash hands ughsel iydeyya  
  soap s'aboun  
  towel fout'a, beshkeer  
  drinks mashroub  
  drink eshreb (v.)  
  eat koul  
  eating akel  
  food t'a'am  
  meal wajbah  
  restaurant mat'a'am  
  cafe maqha  
  breakfast ft'our  
  lunch ghda  
  have lunch tghadda  
  dinner a'sha  
  have dinner ta'shsha  
  good meal wajba mleeh'a                
  shop dokkan, matjer  
  market soug, souq  
  buy eshree  
  bread khobza  
  meat lh'em  
  fish samak  
  chicken djaj  
  egg dah'ye  
  couscous kouskous  
  tea shahee  
  coffee gahwa  
  milk h'aleeb  
  oil zayt  
  biscuits bashkout'a  
 

 

 

   
  land ard'  
  sky smae'  
  sun shamas  
  moon qamer  
  stars nujoum  
  sea bah'er  
  light d'oue'  
  fire nar  
  road t'areeq  
  sand torab  
  desert sah'ra  
  rock h'ajer  
  mud t'een  
  street sharea'  
  cave kahaf  
  hole h'oufra  
  spring (of water) a'yn  
  valley wadi  
  river naher  
  house h'oush  
  room dar  
  kitchen kojina, matbakh  
  tent khima  
  camp moukhayyem  
  Thank You Shokran  

 

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