Arabic Questions

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Arabic Questions

Learning the Arabic Questions is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Arabic language. But first we need to know what the role of Questions is in the structure of the grammar in Arabic.

Arabic questions may be either a linguistic expression used to make a request for information, or else the request itself made by such an expression. Usually it starts with why, how, where, when ... In Arabic there are two question word, هل (hal) and أ (a) Are you from Egypt? Hal anta min masri هل أتت من مصر؟ He is a Morrocan isn’t he? Huwa maghrabiyun alais kadhalik? هو نغبي أليس كذلك Here are some examples:

English QuestionsArabic Questions
Questionsالْأَسْئِلَة - alaas'elah
how?كَيْف؟ - kaeef?
what?مَاذَا؟ - maathaa?
who?مِن؟ - men?
why?لِمَاذَا؟ - lemaathaa?
where?أَيْن؟ - aaeen?

Notice the structure of the Questions in Arabic.

List of Questions in Arabic

Below is a list of the Questions and interrogative expressions in Arabic placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Arabic vocabulary.

English QuestionsArabic Questions
where is he?أَيْن هُو؟ - aaeen how?
what is this?مَا هَذَا ؟ - maa hathaa ?
why are you sad?لِمَاذَا أَنْت حَزِيِن؟ - lemaathaa aant hazeeeen?
how do you want to pay?كَيْف تُرِيْد الْدَّفْع؟ - kaeef toreeed aldaf'?
can I come?هَل يُمْكِن ان آَتِى؟ - hal eeomken an aatea?
is he sleeping?هَل هُو نَائِم؟ - hal how naa'em?
do you know me?هَل تَعْرِفُنِي؟ - hal ta'refoneee?
do you have my book?هَل لَدَيْك كِتَابِي؟ - hal ladaeek ketaabeee?
how big is it?مَا مَدَى كَبُر هَذَا؟ - maa madaa kabor hathaa?
can I help you?هَل يُمْكِنُنِى مُسَاعَدَتِك؟ - hal eeomkenonea mosaa'adatek?
can you help me?هَل يُمْكِنُك مُسَاعَدَتِي؟ - hal eeomkenok mosaa'adateee?
do you speak English?هَل تَتَكَلَّم الْانْجِلِيزِيَّة؟ - hal tatakalam alanjeleeezeeeah?
how far is this?مَا مَدَى بَعْد هَذَا؟ - maa madaa ba'd hathaa?
what time is it?مَا هُو الْوَقْت؟ - maa how alwaqt?
how much is this?كَم ثَمَن هَذَا؟ - kam thaman hathaa?
what is your name?مَا هُو اسْمُك؟ - maa how asmok?
where do you live?أَيْن تَعْيِش؟ - aaeen ta'eeesh?

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