As salaam a lai kum!
For those of you who aren't fluent in Arabic (like me), that means "May peace be upon you" and is a formal greeting used in Saudi Arabia and other Arabic speaking countries. Let's learn some other Arabic words and phrases- they are written in English because the Arabic alphabet is a bit hard for the novice (like me) to learn but it is beautiful to look at.
Hi- Salaam or Marhaba Goodbye- ma'a salama
Thank you- shukram Yes - na'am No - la'a
Beautiful- jameel Sorry- aasif I Love You- ana behibak(male)
1- wahed 2- ethnan 3- thalathah 4- arba'eh 5- khamsah
6- setah 7- sab'ah 8- thamaneyah 9- tes'ah 10- 'asharah
black- aswad white- abyad blue- azraq green- akhdar
red- ahmar yellow- asfar
I hope you learned a little about Saudi Arabia! I had planned a post about the Holy sites of Mecca and Medina but to be honest with you, I'm afraid of offending anyone accidentally!! It's an interesting country with a culture that I didn't know much about, I would love to learn more but I will probably not do it on the internet.
Ma'a Salama from Saudi Arabia