“Hello” in Egyptian Arabic

In Egyptian Arabic, “Hello” is written using the Latin script as:

Salam 3lekom

Using the Arabic script, it is written as:.

سلام عليكم

(Editor’s note: In Egyptian Arabic, other common words to say Hello include: Ahln / اهلا & Ezayak / اذيك)

Listen to this greeting pronounced (audio)


Examples in sentences or statements

“Hello, how are you?”

Salam 3lekom, 3amel eh?

سلام عليكم، عامل ايه؟

“Hello again.”

Salam 3lekom tani.

.سلام عليكم تاني

“Hello, can I have a coffee?”

Salam 3lekom, momkn t3mly 2ahwa?

سلام عليكم، ممكن تعملي قهوة؟

Hello, can you drive me to the airport?

Salam 3lekom, momkn twslny llmatar?

سلام عليكم، ممكن توصلني للمطار؟

Hello, good to see you again.

Salam 3lekom, keways ani shoftk tani.

سلام عليكم، كويس اني شوفتك تاني


Related greetings & farewells in Egyptian Arabic

“Goodbye” in Egyptian Arabic

“Good morning” in Egyptian Arabic

In other Mediterranean languages and dialects

“Hello” in Lebanese Arabic

“Hello” in Tunisian Arabic

“Hello” in Turkish

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