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Arabic for Everyday: 23 Essential Words and Phrases at the Airport

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by Dania Ghraoui

07 Oct, 2023 . 4 mins read

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Welcome to another blog in our Arabic for everyday series. In our previous blogs, we learned different Arabic phrases to use in various situations. We learned Arabic phrases to talk about jobs and careers. We also learned essential language to use at the restaurant and when shopping. Today, we cover another key area of using the Arabic language, which is at the airport.

Importance of Arabic Language at the Airport

Arabic at the Airport

Traveling to an Arabic-speaking country can be an exciting and enriching experience, but finding your way around airports in a foreign language can sometimes be scary. To make your journey smoother and more enjoyable, learning a few keywords and phrases in Arabic is essential.

In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to 15 must-know Arabic words and 8 questions and phrases that will help you confidently navigate through airports, from check-in and security to boarding and baggage claim.

In addition to necessary vocabulary, we will look at useful questions and requests, and provide real-life scenarios so you could practice your newly learned words and skills.

Arabic Words at the Airport

Let’s start with 15 essential Arabic words and phrases we need in order to communicate and make important questions and statements at the airport.

1 –  Airport = مَطَار (Matār)

2 – Passport = جَوَازُ السَّفَر (Jawāz al-safar)

3 –  Flight = رِحْلَة (Rihlah)

4 –  Departure = المُغَادَرَة (Al-mughādara)

5 – Arrival = الوُصُول (Al-wuṣūl)

6 –  Boarding pass  = بِطَاقَةُ الصُّعودِ إلى الطَّائِرة (Biṭāqat al-ṣa’ūd ilā al-ṭā’ira)

7 – Baggage claim = اِستِلامُ الأَمْتِعَة (Istilām al-amti’ah)

8 – Ticket = تَذْكَرَة (Tathkara)

9 –  Security checkpoint = نُقْطَةُ التَّفْتيشِ الأَمْنيّة (Nuqṭat al-taftīsh al-amniyyah)

10 – Gate – بَوّابَة (Bawābah)

11 – Customs – الجَمَارك (Al-jamārik)

12 – Immigration = الهِجْرَة (Al-hijrah)

13 – Delay = تَأْخِير (Ta’khīr)

14 – Luggage = أَمْتِعَة (Amti’ah)

15 – Duty-free = خالٍ منَ الرُّسُومِ الجُمْرُكية (Khāln min al-rusūm al-jumrukiyyah)

 

Arabic Phrases & Questions at the Airport

After mastering some essential vocabulary, it’s important to know how to ask the right questions and make requests while at the airport.

In this section, we’ll provide you with various useful questions and requests in Arabic to help you handle various situations in an Arabic-speaking airport.

These questions will enable you to gather important information, make requests, and ensure a smooth and stress-free airport experience in Arabic-speaking countries.

So, buckle up, and let’s start!

1. أَيْنَ مَكْتَبُ تَسْجِيلِ الوُصُولِ لِلرِّحْلَةِ رَقْمُ [رقم الرّحلة]؟

Ayna maktabu tasjīli alwuṣūli lilrriḥlati raqmu [raqm alrrḥlh]?

Where is the check-in counter for flight number [flight number]?

2. مَتَى تُغَادِرُ رِحْلَتي؟

Matá tughādiru riḥlaty?

What time is my flight departing?

3. هَلْ يُمْكِنُنِي اِخْتِيارُ مَقْعَدي؟

Hal yumkinunī ikhtiyāru maqʻady?

Can I choose my seat?

4. أَيْنَ أَجِدُ أَقْرَبَ دَوْرَةِ مِياه؟

Ayna ajidu aqraba dawrati miyāh?

Where is the nearest restroom?

5. عُذْرًا، أَيْنَ يُمْكِنُني تَسْلِيمُ حَقَائِبي؟

ʻUdhran, ayna yumkinuny taslīmu ḥaqāʼiby?

Excuse me, where can I drop off my luggage?

6. هَلْ هُنَاكَ قُيُودٌ عَلَى وَزْنِ الأَمْتِعَة؟

Hal hunāka quyūdun ʻalá wazni alʼamtiʻah?

Are there any restrictions on luggage weight?

7. أُرِيْدُ مِقْعَدًا جَانِبَ النَّافِذَة

Urīdu miqʻadan jāniba alnnāfidhah

I would like a window seat.

8. أُرِيْدُ تَذْكَرَةً إِلَى (الوُجْهَة)

Urīdu tadhkaratan ilá (alwujhah)

I’d like a flight ticket to (destination)

Real-life Scenarios

Check-in at the airport

Now that you’ve learned 23 essential Arabic vocabulary and questions at the airport, it’s time to put them into practice. In the following real-life scenarios, we’ll demonstrate how to confidently use these Arabic phrases and words at the airport.

1. Checking in at the airport

Passenger: مرحبًا، أين يمكنني تسجيل الوصول للرّحلة المتّجهة إلى القاهرة؟
(Hello, where can I check-in for the flight to Cairo?)

Airport staff: أَهلًايمكنك تسجيل الوصول عند المكتب رقم 12.
(Hello, you can check in at counter number 12.)

Passenger: شكرًا، هل يمكنني اختيار مقعدي؟
(Thank you, can I choose my seat?)

Airport staff: نعم، يمكنك اختيار مقعدك على متن الطّائرة هنا.
(Yes, you can choose your seat on the plane here.)

Passenger: أريد مقعدًا جانب النّافذة من فضلك.
(I would like a window seat, please.)

Airport staff: حسنًا، لقد حجزت لك مقعدًا جانب النّافذة. هذه بطاقة الصّعود إلى الطائرة .
(Alright, I have reserved a window seat for you. Here is your boarding pass.)

2. Asking for help with luggage

Passenger: عذرًا، أين يمكنني تسليم حقائبي؟
(Excuse me, where can I drop off my luggage?)

Airport staff: أَهلًا يمكنك تسليم حقائبك عند المكتب رقم 14.
(Hello, you can drop off your luggage at counter number 14.)

Passenger: شكرًا. هل هناك قيودٌ على وزن الأمتعة؟
(Thank you. Are there any restrictions on luggage weight?)

Airport staff: نعم، لا يمكن أن يزيد وزن الأمتعة المسجّلة على 23 كيلوغرامًا وأمتعة اليد على 7 كيلوغرام.
(Yes, the checked luggage cannot exceed 23 kilograms and the carry-on luggage cannot exceed 7 kilograms.)

Passenger: حسنًا، شكرًا على المعلومات.
(Alright, thank you for the information.)

Conclusion

Now that you’re familiar with these 15 essential Arabic words and 8 questions and phrases at the airport, you’re well-prepared to handle any situation in Arabic-speaking airports with ease and confidence.

It is time for you to practice these expressions to ensure they are easily accessible to you the next time you need them. To help you achieve that, we have prepared a Quiz that would allow you to check your understanding of these Arabic words and questions at the airport.

Before you set off on your journey, take a minute to check our Planner which you can use to boost your learning journey. We have equipped this planner with a rich 30-page worksheet accompanied by over 200 practical exercises and activities, so it could serve as a powerful tool to back your acquired knowledge and newly learned language and push your learning journey forward with loads of practice opportunities.

Bon voyage and happy Arabic learning!

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Welcome to another blog in our Arabic for everyday series. In our previous blogs, we learned different Arabic phrases to use in various situations. We learned Arabic phrases to talk about jobs and careers. We also learned essential language to use at the restaurant and when shopping. Today, we cover another key area of using the Arabic language, which is at the airport.

Importance of Arabic Language at the Airport

Arabic at the Airport

Traveling to an Arabic-speaking country can be an exciting and enriching experience, but finding your way around airports in a foreign language can sometimes be scary. To make your journey smoother and more enjoyable, learning a few keywords and phrases in Arabic is essential.

In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to 15 must-know Arabic words and 8 questions and phrases that will help you confidently navigate through airports, from check-in and security to boarding and baggage claim.

In addition to necessary vocabulary, we will look at useful questions and requests, and provide real-life scenarios so you could practice your newly learned words and skills.

Arabic Words at the Airport

Let’s start with 15 essential Arabic words and phrases we need in order to communicate and make important questions and statements at the airport.

1 –  Airport = مَطَار (Matār)

2 – Passport = جَوَازُ السَّفَر (Jawāz al-safar)

3 –  Flight = رِحْلَة (Rihlah)

4 –  Departure = المُغَادَرَة (Al-mughādara)

5 – Arrival = الوُصُول (Al-wuṣūl)

6 –  Boarding pass  = بِطَاقَةُ الصُّعودِ إلى الطَّائِرة (Biṭāqat al-ṣa’ūd ilā al-ṭā’ira)

7 – Baggage claim = اِستِلامُ الأَمْتِعَة (Istilām al-amti’ah)

8 – Ticket = تَذْكَرَة (Tathkara)

9 –  Security checkpoint = نُقْطَةُ التَّفْتيشِ الأَمْنيّة (Nuqṭat al-taftīsh al-amniyyah)

10 – Gate – بَوّابَة (Bawābah)

11 – Customs – الجَمَارك (Al-jamārik)

12 – Immigration = الهِجْرَة (Al-hijrah)

13 – Delay = تَأْخِير (Ta’khīr)

14 – Luggage = أَمْتِعَة (Amti’ah)

15 – Duty-free = خالٍ منَ الرُّسُومِ الجُمْرُكية (Khāln min al-rusūm al-jumrukiyyah)

 

Arabic Phrases & Questions at the Airport

After mastering some essential vocabulary, it’s important to know how to ask the right questions and make requests while at the airport.

In this section, we’ll provide you with various useful questions and requests in Arabic to help you handle various situations in an Arabic-speaking airport.

These questions will enable you to gather important information, make requests, and ensure a smooth and stress-free airport experience in Arabic-speaking countries.

So, buckle up, and let’s start!

1. أَيْنَ مَكْتَبُ تَسْجِيلِ الوُصُولِ لِلرِّحْلَةِ رَقْمُ [رقم الرّحلة]؟

Ayna maktabu tasjīli alwuṣūli lilrriḥlati raqmu [raqm alrrḥlh]?

Where is the check-in counter for flight number [flight number]?

2. مَتَى تُغَادِرُ رِحْلَتي؟

Matá tughādiru riḥlaty?

What time is my flight departing?

3. هَلْ يُمْكِنُنِي اِخْتِيارُ مَقْعَدي؟

Hal yumkinunī ikhtiyāru maqʻady?

Can I choose my seat?

4. أَيْنَ أَجِدُ أَقْرَبَ دَوْرَةِ مِياه؟

Ayna ajidu aqraba dawrati miyāh?

Where is the nearest restroom?

5. عُذْرًا، أَيْنَ يُمْكِنُني تَسْلِيمُ حَقَائِبي؟

ʻUdhran, ayna yumkinuny taslīmu ḥaqāʼiby?

Excuse me, where can I drop off my luggage?

6. هَلْ هُنَاكَ قُيُودٌ عَلَى وَزْنِ الأَمْتِعَة؟

Hal hunāka quyūdun ʻalá wazni alʼamtiʻah?

Are there any restrictions on luggage weight?

7. أُرِيْدُ مِقْعَدًا جَانِبَ النَّافِذَة

Urīdu miqʻadan jāniba alnnāfidhah

I would like a window seat.

8. أُرِيْدُ تَذْكَرَةً إِلَى (الوُجْهَة)

Urīdu tadhkaratan ilá (alwujhah)

I’d like a flight ticket to (destination)

Real-life Scenarios

Check-in at the airport

Now that you’ve learned 23 essential Arabic vocabulary and questions at the airport, it’s time to put them into practice. In the following real-life scenarios, we’ll demonstrate how to confidently use these Arabic phrases and words at the airport.

1. Checking in at the airport

Passenger: مرحبًا، أين يمكنني تسجيل الوصول للرّحلة المتّجهة إلى القاهرة؟
(Hello, where can I check-in for the flight to Cairo?)

Airport staff: أَهلًايمكنك تسجيل الوصول عند المكتب رقم 12.
(Hello, you can check in at counter number 12.)

Passenger: شكرًا، هل يمكنني اختيار مقعدي؟
(Thank you, can I choose my seat?)

Airport staff: نعم، يمكنك اختيار مقعدك على متن الطّائرة هنا.
(Yes, you can choose your seat on the plane here.)

Passenger: أريد مقعدًا جانب النّافذة من فضلك.
(I would like a window seat, please.)

Airport staff: حسنًا، لقد حجزت لك مقعدًا جانب النّافذة. هذه بطاقة الصّعود إلى الطائرة .
(Alright, I have reserved a window seat for you. Here is your boarding pass.)

2. Asking for help with luggage

Passenger: عذرًا، أين يمكنني تسليم حقائبي؟
(Excuse me, where can I drop off my luggage?)

Airport staff: أَهلًا يمكنك تسليم حقائبك عند المكتب رقم 14.
(Hello, you can drop off your luggage at counter number 14.)

Passenger: شكرًا. هل هناك قيودٌ على وزن الأمتعة؟
(Thank you. Are there any restrictions on luggage weight?)

Airport staff: نعم، لا يمكن أن يزيد وزن الأمتعة المسجّلة على 23 كيلوغرامًا وأمتعة اليد على 7 كيلوغرام.
(Yes, the checked luggage cannot exceed 23 kilograms and the carry-on luggage cannot exceed 7 kilograms.)

Passenger: حسنًا، شكرًا على المعلومات.
(Alright, thank you for the information.)

Conclusion

Now that you’re familiar with these 15 essential Arabic words and 8 questions and phrases at the airport, you’re well-prepared to handle any situation in Arabic-speaking airports with ease and confidence.

It is time for you to practice these expressions to ensure they are easily accessible to you the next time you need them. To help you achieve that, we have prepared a Quiz that would allow you to check your understanding of these Arabic words and questions at the airport.

Before you set off on your journey, take a minute to check our Planner which you can use to boost your learning journey. We have equipped this planner with a rich 30-page worksheet accompanied by over 200 practical exercises and activities, so it could serve as a powerful tool to back your acquired knowledge and newly learned language and push your learning journey forward with loads of practice opportunities.

Bon voyage and happy Arabic learning!

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