IRAQ VOCABULARY In case you want to know some of the Arabic‏

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Vocabulary  Iraqi عربي English

il ‘afuuالعفو pardon

mitassif متأسف excuse me

inta tidri إنتَ* تدري you know

inta taakhuth إنتَ* تاخذ you take

inta taakhuthni إنتَ* تاخذني you take me

ila الی to

inshaa’allah أنشاء الله* God willing – frequently used

expression in talking about the

future; nothing happens without

God’s permission

itfathal إتفضل please, go ahead, here is – it is an

itfathali إتفضلي expression that grants permission

itfathalu إتفضلوا or gives direction (m, f, pl)

shgad شگد how much, how many

fluus فلوس money

il ujrah الأجرة the price

inTiini إنطیني give me

tlath talaaf تلث الآف three thousand

dinaar دینار the dinar is the Iraqi currency

bass بس only, but

ghaali غالي expensive

alfehn الفین two thousand

inta إنتَ* you understand

mu’amala معاملة bargaining

laakin لكن but

mykhaalif میخالف agreed, okay, fine

irkab إركب get into the cab

ya یا you

biTTariq بالطريق on the way

inta tindal إنتَ* تندل you know

wallah والله* really, truly (an emphatic)

mu? مو right?, correct?, tag word put at

the end of a sentence asking for

agreement

aani a’tiqid آني أعتِقِد I think

madiina مدینة city

BaSra بصره* city in southern Iraq

jinuub جِنوب south

jinuubil جِنوب ال south of

shwakit شوکت when, what time

inta jayt إنتَ* جیت you came

ila الی to

balad بلد country

baladi بلدي my country

ish shahar الشهر the month

maathi ماضي last

khamsa خمسة five

‘ishriin عشرین twenty

khamsa w ‘ishriin خمسة وعشرین 25 (literally, five and twenty)

tishriin il awwal تشرین الاول October

gabul گبُل before, ago

waHid, wiHda واحد ، وحدة one (m, f)

isbuu’ إسبوع week

ahlan wa sahlan أهلا و سهلا welcome

ahlan biik, biich أهلا بیك ،أهلا بیچ welcome to you, response to

“welcome” (m, f)

aku أکو there is

Harb حرب war

bi بـ in, on

hessa هسه* now

khaayif خایف afraid

aHyanan أحياناً sometimes

lemma لما when (as a conjunction)

khaTar خطر dangerous

jiddan جد ًا very

nogaff نوگف we stop

shinnu شنو what

nuqTat taftiish نقطة تفتیش checkpoint

giddam گدام in front, ahead of

giddamna گدامنا in front of us

jundi, jinuud جندي ، جنود soldier(s)

musallaHiin مسلحین armed

hamm هم also

ishshurTa الشرطة the police


Vocabulary    Iraqi عربي English

marHaba مَرحَبا hello

ustaath أستاذ sir, professor

ahlan wa sahlan أهلاً وسَهلاً hello, welcome

Shlohnak? شلونَك How are you?

zehn زین good

al Hamdulillah الحَمدُلله* praise be to God

aani * آني I

ismi إسمي my name

Tsharrafna. تشَرفنا Nice to meet you (you honor us).

Wili ishsharraf. وإلي الشَرَف And nice to meet you (and the honor is ours).

sayyid سَیِّد sir, mister

w و and

assalaam السَّلام peace

‘alaykum عَلَیکُم upon you

As salaamu ‘alaykum. السَّلامُ عَلَیکُم Peace be upon you.

wa و and

Wa ‘alaykum assalaam وعَلَیکُم السَّلام And upon you be peace.

inta إنتَ* you

min مِن from

wehn وین where
‘Iraqi عِراقي Iraqi(s) (masculine, feminine,

‘Iraqiyya عِراقِيِّة singular; masculine, feminine

‘Iraqiyyeen عِراقِیین plural; hereafter abbreviated as

‘Iraqiyyaat عِراقِیات msg, fsg, mpl, fpl)

la لا no

mu مو not

Amriiki أمریکي American (masculine, feminine,

Amriikiyya أمریکِیِّة plural, hereafter abbreviated as

Amriikaan أمریکان m, f, fpl)

madiina مَدینة city

madiinat ATlanTa مَدینَة أطلانطا city of Atlanta

wilayat وِلایَة State

wilayat Georgia وِلایَة جورجیا State of Georgia

il Wilayat il MutaHida الوِلایات المُتَحِدة United States

Amriika أمریکا America

hnaa هنا here

na’am نَعَم yes

aani wilaadat آني وِلادَة I was born

il ‘Iraq العِراق Iraq- country name are preceded

by the definite article “il” which
is “the”.

il/al إلـ /الـ the – both spellings are common

(“al” Hamdulillah, but “il” Iraq)

 


Vocabulary     Iraqi عربي English

inta tigdar إنتَ* تِگدَر you can

tgulli تگولي tell me

finduq فِندُق hotel

b بـ in, on, by

huwwa هُوَّ he, it

bya بيا on which

shari’ شارِع street

Ssa’duun السَّعدون Ssa’duun

qariib قَریب near

minna مِنّا from us

aani agdar آني أگدَر I can

aguulak أگولَك I tell you

taqriban تَقریباً about

waHid, waHda واحِد ، وحدَه* one (m, f)

kaylometir کیلومَتِر kilometer

jinuub جِنوب south

shukran شُکرًا thank you

kullish کُلِّش very

laTif لَطیف nice, kind

‘afwan عَفو ًا you’re welcome

mumkin مُمكِن it is possible, it can be done

aani atmesha آني أتمَشى I walk

lilfinduq للفندق to the hotel

bass بَس but, only

aHsan أحسَن better

inta truuH إنتَ* تروح you go

taxi تاكسي taxi

lo لو or

leesh لیش why

li-anah لأنه because

shwayya شوَیَه* a little

bi’iid بِعِید far

hamm هَـم also

il yoom الیوم today

manakh, jaw مَناخ،جَو weather

Haar حار hot

hwaaya هوایه* very, many

aani a’tiqid آني أعتِقِد I think

yimkin یِمكِن maybe

raaH راح will, is going to

tit’ab تِتعَب become tired

inta raaH tit’ab إنتَ* راح تِتعَب you will become tired

mawqif ittaxi مَوقِف التاکسي taxi stand

lbaaS الباص the bus

ma ما not (used with verbs)

aani ashuuf آني أشوف I see

aani ashufa آني أشوفَه* I see it

ma ashuufa ما أشوفه I don’t see it

mada ashuufa مدا أشوفه I am not seeing it

zghayyir زغَيِّر small (m)

zghayra زغَيرَه small (f)

zghaar زغار small (pl)

hnaak هناك there, over there

inta tshuufإنتَ* تشوف you see

inta tshuufa إنتَ* تشوفَه* you see it

datshufa دتشوفه؟ do you see it?
waraa وَرَه in back of, behind

suug, aswaaq سوگ ، أسواق market(s)

akil أكِل food

suug il khuthra سوگ الخُضره the food market

aku أکو there is

e إي yes

lazzim لازِم must

aani aruuH آني أروح I go

hessa هِسَّه* * now

ma’a ssalaama مَعَ السَّلامَة goodbye

Allah yikhallik. الله* یخَلّیك May God protect you.

fimaanillah(fi-amaanillah)في آمان الله* goodbye

yoomak sa’iid. یومَك سَعید Have a nice day.

Allah wyaak. الله* ویاك God be with you.

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