How to introduce myself in Arabic

If you live in an Arab country, then learning Arabic is something you should really consider. Not only will it help you to communicate with your neighbors, but it will also make you more marketable if you want to find a job. You can learn Arabic online easily, not a big deal.

A nice ice breaker is to know how to introduce yourself, and luckily, this is quite easy in Arabic in this post, I will walk you step-by-step through the process of introducing yourself to someone new in Arabic.

How to Introduce yourself in Arabic

By the end of this post, you will be able to introduce yourself in Arabic, in a simple and easy way.

This is what it looks like in English:


My name is John

I am from Italy

I live and work in Dubai

Nice to meet you!

Now let’s take a look at how this would translate into Arabic:


اسمي جون

أنا من إيطاليا

أسكن و أعمل في دبي


And here is how to pronounce it:


Ismee John

ana min Italia

Askun wa a’amal fee Dubai


Let’s break it down and look at each part one by one.

The first thing you can do when introducing yourself in Arabic is to say “Marhaba”. This means “hello”.

Hello = Marhaba

Next, you will need to give your name. In Arabic, this is simply done by saying ismee followed by your name.

My name is = Ismee

My name is John = Ismee John

So, your introduction in Arabic might look like this:

Hello! My name is John = Marhaba! Ismee John

Another important part of introducing yourself is to say where you are from. This is often done by saying ana min followed by your country.

I am from = Ana min

I am from Italy = Ana min Italia

Lastly, it can be useful to share a little bit about what you do, and where you live. In Arabic, this is done by saying askun which means I live, and I work which means a’amal, followed by the location.

I live = Askun

I work = A’amal

And = wa

I live and work = Askun wa a’amal

In = fee

I live in Dubai = Askun fee Dubai

I work in Dubai = A’amal fee Dubai

I live and work in Dubau = Askun wa a’amal fee Dubai

So, your full introduction in Arabic might look something like this:

Hello! = marhaba!

My name is John = Ismee John

I am from Italy = ana min Italia

I live and work in Dubai = askun wa a’amal fee Dubai

Nice to meet you! = tasharrafna

Now let’s see another example so better understand it


My name is Julia

I am from NewYork

I live in Dubai, But I work in Abu Dhabi

Nice to meet you!

السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته

اسمي جوليا

أنا من نيويورك

أسكن في دبي، لكن أعمل في أبوظبي



Ismee Julia

Ana min NewYork

Askun fee Dubai, Laakin a’amal fee Abu Dhabi


You may have noticed that the word “But” in English is translated into laakin in Arabic.

Now go ahead and introduce yourself in Arabic. The best way to practice is by talking to Arabs. You may start repeating it with yourself first, and write it down a couple of times so you feel more confident speaking in Arabic. Once you have mastered it, it is time to use it in real life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is the Arabic language hard?

With the right approach, learning Arabic can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience. It is easier than most people think, and with regular practice, you can learn a lot in a relatively short period.

2. How do I learn Arabic?

Start with some quick wins to motivate you. This includes learning how to introduce yourself and greet others. Then start by learning the verbs conjugation system, focusing on the most important verbs like “I want” and “I like”.

3. Should I take classes or study on my own?

This depends on your learning style and schedule. Some people prefer to take classes, while others may prefer to study independently to have more freedom and flexibility. Either way, the key is consistent practice and exposure to Arabic to build fluency over time.

4. Is it better to learn Fus-ha (standard) Arabic or a dialect at the beginning?

I strongly recommend starting with Fus-ha. It has a clear structure which helps you to learn faster, also it is more formal which means you won’t risk making mistakes when speaking to someone. Once you are more fluent in Fus-ha, it is a good idea to start practicing the various Arabic dialects in order to gain a deeper understanding of the language and culture. This will help you feel more comfortable speaking with native speakers.

One thing to note, the dialects are NOT different languages, they are some deviations from the Fus-ha, so don’t worry much about it.

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