When traveling in an Arabic-speaking country, it can be difficult to communicate if you do not know the language. One way to bridge this communication gap is to ask “Do you speak English?” in Arabic.
How to Say Do You Speak English in Arabic
The phrase for asking someone if they speak English is “Hal tatakallam al-inglizi?” pronounced as “hal ta-ta-kal-lam al een -glee -zee?” This phrase translates directly from Arabic into English and means “Do you speak English?”. It is a simple and polite way of seeing if someone speaks a different language than your own.
You may also hear some variations of this question such as “Hal anta taghayyar al inglizi?” which translates to “Can you understand English?” or even just simply saying “Inglizi?”, which translates into “English?”. No matter how the question is asked, it should always be done with respect and politeness. In many cases, people will appreciate that you are making an effort to communicate with them even though they may not understand what you are saying at first.
It’s important to remember that although most Arabs understand basic English words, they may still have difficulty understanding full sentences or phrases due to their lack of fluency in the language. If the person does not respond immediately after asking them if they speak English then try rephrasing your statement or using simpler words so that it’s easier for them to comprehend.
If all else fails, there are plenty of translation tools available online that can help translate text from one language into another quickly and accurately.
Example Sentences using Do You Speak English in Arabic
1. “Do you speak English?” – هل تتكلم بالإنجليزية؟ – hal tatakalam bial’iinjiliziati?
2. “Do you understand me when I speak English?” – هل تفهمني عندما اتحدث الانجليزية؟ – hal tafhamuni eindama atahadath alianjiliziatu?
3. “Can we communicate in English, do you speak it fluently?” – هل يمكننا التواصل باللغة الإنجليزية ، هل تتحدثها بطلاقة؟ – hal yumkinuna altawasul biallughat al’iinjiliziat , hal tatahadathuha bitilaqatin?
4. “Would you like to practice speaking English with me?” – هل ترغب في ممارسة التحدث باللغة الإنجليزية معي؟ – hal targhab fi mumarasat altahaduth biallughat al’iinjiliziat maei?
5. “Do you know how to read and write in English as well?” – هل تعرف كيف تقرأ وتكتب باللغة الإنجليزية أيضًا؟ – hal taerif kayf taqra watuktub biallughat al’iinjiliziat aydan؟
6. “Are you able to converse in English comfortably?” – هل أنت قادر على التحدث باللغة الإنجليزية بشكل مريح؟ – hal ‘ant qadir ealaa altahaduth biallughat al’iinjiliziat bishakl murihin?
7. “What other languages do you also speak besides English?” – ما هي اللغات الأخرى التي تتحدثها أيضًا إلى جانب اللغة الإنجليزية؟ – ma hi allughat al’ukhraa alati tatahadathuha aydan ‘iilaa janib allughat al’iinjiliziati?