The Arabic language is one of major 21 languages of the world, and The Arabic language has a long cultural history, with Classical Arabic stretching back to least the 4th Century. Arabic typesetting and calligraphy also has a long history.
Arabic is Right to Left Language
A line of English text starts at the left-hand side and is read from the left to the right. Arabic as many other languages run in the other direction: the text starts on the right-hand side of the line and reads on to the left. Arabic text must be typeset to reflect this: text that is left aligned in English should generally become right aligned in Arabic.
Arabic Semitic language is fairly closely related to, for instance, Hebrew language and the Aramaic language spoken throughout Arab world and widely known outside it. It has been a literary language for over 1500 years, and is the liturgical language Islam.
The term Modern Standard Arabic is sometimes used in the West to refer to the language of the media as opposed to the language of "Classical" Arabic literature; Arabs make no such distinction, and regard the two as identical.
The expressions Arabic and Classical Arabic usually refer to the pure Arabic language which is, according to Arabic speakers, both the language of present-day media across North Africa and the Middle East (from Morocco to Iraq) and the language of the Qur'an.
The Arabic alphabet derives from the Aramaic script (which variety, Nabataea or Syria, is a matter of scholarly dispute), to which it bears a loose resemblance like that of Coptic or Cyrillic script to Greek script.
Spoken in: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Gaza Strip, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, West Bank, Yemen by a majority, many other countries as a minority language.
Modern workers have left languages barriers far behind. Many of them are people who speak and understand Arabic. In order to reach them and attract them there is no better way them using their native Arabic language and Arabic Typesetting or Calligraphy.
Useful Arabic Words & Phrases
Hello => Salam - Marhaba
What is your name? => Sho Ismak? (m) Sho Ismek? (m)
My name is... => Ismi ...
I don't speak Arabic => Ana ma ba'aref ahkee Arabee
I speak Arabic a little => Baa'ref Arabee Showayya
I / Me => Ana
You => Inta (m) => Inti (f)
He => Howwa
She => Heyya
We => Ehna
They => Homm
Yes => Na'am Or Aaywa
No => La'a
How are you? => Keef halak? (m) Keef halek? (f)
Thanks God (answer to How are you?) => Al-Hamdolillah
Fine (answer to How are you?) => Kowayyes (m) Kowayyesah (f)
Good morning => Sabah El-Khair
Good evening => Masaa El-Khair
Goodbye => Ma'assalama - Bye
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