Handy Vocabulary

During your stay in Italy you might like to practice a new language. Here you can find some words to start with!

Italiano English Standard Arabic Transliteration
grazie thanks شكرا šukran
prego you are welcome لا شكر على واجب la  šukra ala wajib
arrivare to arrive وصل – يصل (وصول) إلى waSala – yaSilu (wuSuul) ila
chiedere to ask (a question) سأل – يسأل (سؤال) sa’ala – yas’alu (su’aal)
rispondere to reply, answer (to) أجاب – يجيب (اجابة) على ajaaba – yujiibu (ijaaba) 3ala
spiegare to explain يشرح شرح šarh
imparare to learn تعلّم – يتعلّم (تعلّم) ta3allama – yata3allamu
saper fare (qualcosa) to be able to do s.t. قدر – يقدر (قدرة) أن qadara – yaqdiru (qudra) an
insegnare to teach علّم – يعلّم (تعليم) 3allama – yu3allimu (ta3liim)
collaborare to collaborate تعاون taawun
condividere to share شارك šaraka
aprire to open (s.t.) فتح – يفتح (فتح) fataHa – yaftaHu (fatH)
cambiare to change (s.t.) غيّر – يغيّر (تغيير) ġayyara – yuġayyiru (taġyiir)
università university جامعة (ج) جامعات jaami3a (pl.) jaami3aat
istruzione superiore higher education الدراسات العليا ad-diraasaat al-3ulyaa
diploma diploma, degree (or certificate) شهادة šahaada
studente student طالب (ج) طلاب Taalib (pl.) Tullaab
professore professor أستاذ (ج) اساتذة ustaad (pl.) asaatida
argomento topic, subject موضوع (ج) مواضيع mawDuu3 (pl.) mawaaDii3
lezione lecture محاضرة muHaaDara
discussione discussion مناقشة munaaqaša
attività (an) activity نشاط (ج) نشاطات | أنشطة našaaT (pl.) našaaTaat/anšiTa
strategia strategy استراتيجية istratijiyya
strada street شارع (ج) شوارع šaari3 (pl.) šawaari3
piazza square ميدان (ج) ميادين meidaan (pl.) mayaadiin
autobus bus حافلة habilla
bicicletta bicycle درّاجة (ج) درّاجات darraaja (pl.) darraajaat
colazione breakfast فطور foutour
pranzo lunch غداء ġadaa’
cena dinner عشاء 3ašaa’

This handy vocabulary has been prepared for the Open Education Training Week in Torino.

We gratefully acknowledge Ahmed Almakari for the translation of the handy vocabulary.