There are four main dialects of the Middle East; Eastern: Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan. Gulf (including Saudi Arabia), Egyptian and North African (Morocco)
|Peace be Upon You||As-salam ‘alaykum||السلام عليكم|
|Response||Wa ‘alaykum As-Salam||و عليكم السلام|
|Welcome||Ahlan was sahlan||أهلاً و سهلاً|
|Good morning||Sabah Al Kheir||صباح الخير|
|Response||Sabah An-Nour||صباح النّور|
|Good evening||Masa’ Al-Kheir||مساء الخير|
|Response||Masa’ An-Nour||مساء النّور|
|Hi, how are you? (Egyptian informal)||Ezaik||إزيك|
|How are you? (Iraq)||Shlonach (m) Sho-nitch (f)||شلونَك*|
|How are you? (Lebanon)||Kifak (m) Kifek (f)||كيفك|
|Fine thanks and you? (Lebanon)||Mnih (m) Mniha (f)||منيح|
*In Iraqi Arabic, the k (ك) is usually pronounce with a ‘ch’ sound – particularly in words with Turkish roots.
mostly words with farsi or turkish roots have that sound …
The first nine phrases are almost universal and the rest mostly understood throughout the Middle East, with slight variations.