Greetings (التحية)

Greetings (التحية)

In this lesson you will learn some basic greetings and how to ask “How are you?”
Dialogue: Adam meets an old high school friend, Mahmoud. They haven’t seen each other for a long time
The most common greeting in Arabic is the phrase “as-salaamu Aalaykum”, which means literally, “May peace be upon you”. The most common reply is “wa Aalaykum as-salaam”, which means literally, “And upon you peace”.
But, as you can see in the above phrases, to learn a language you must also learn its culture, because the literal or direct translation may not immediately make sense.