Useful phrases in Arabic Lebanese

A collection of useful phrases in Lebanese Arabic, a variety of Arabic spoken mainly in Lebannon. The spelling system used here is one used by many speakers of Lebanese Arabic.

You can see them in many other languages by clicking on the English versions.

Key to abbreviations: m = said by men, f = said by women, >m = said to men, >f = said to women

EnglishLebneni (Arabic Lebanese)
WelcomeAhla w sahla
HelloMar7aba
How are you?
Fine thanks, and you?
Kifak (m) Kifek (f)
 Mni7 (m) Mni7a (f)
Long time no see Elna zamen ma chefnek (m) / chefneki (f)
What's your name?

My name is ...
Chou esmak (m)
Chou esmek (f)
Esmi ...
Where are you from?

I'm from ...
Men wayn inta? (m)
Men wayn inti? (f)
Ana men ...
Pleased to meet youTcharrafna
Good morningSaba7 el khayr
Good eveningMasa el khayr
Good nightTosba7 3a khayr
GoodbyeMa3 el saleme
Good luckAllah iwaffe2
Bon appetit Sa7tayn / Bil hana
Bon voyageRa7le mwaff2a
I understandBefham
I don't understandMa befham
I don't knowma ba3rf
Please speak more slowlyEza btrid, 7ki 3a mehlak
Please say that again3ida men fadlak
Please write it downKteba eza btrid
Do you speak English? 
Do you speak Arabic Lebanese?
Yes, a little
Bte7ki Lebneni chi?
Eh, chway ...
How do you say ... in Arabic Lebanese?Kif bi2oulo ... bil lebneni?
Excuse me 3an eznak, 3afwan
How much is this?Adday se3ro?
Sorry Esef (m) Esfe (f), 3afwan
Please2izza btreed / min fadlak (>m)
2izza btreedi / min fadlik (>f)
Thank you
Response
Chokran
Tekram
Where's the toilet?Wayn el 7emmem?
Would you like to dance with me? Bt7ebb ter2os ma3i? (m)
Bt7ebbi ter2osi ma3i? (f)
I miss youshta2tilak (>m) shta2tilik (>f)
I love you B7ebbak (m) B7ebbek (f)
Get well soon 
Go away!2a7et!
Leave me alone!Trekni wa7di
Help!Moose3ade!
Fire!7ari2!
Stop!5alas!
Call the police!Tlob el bolis
Merry Christmas
and Happy New Year
3id miled majid w tkoun senet khayr
Happy EasterEl masi7 2am
Happy Birthday3id miled sa3id
One language is never enoughLogha we7de ma btekfi
My hovercraft is full of eels
Why this phrase?
El hovercraft taba3i metleni 7anklis