Egyptian Arabic Vocabulary: Names and Addressing People

Egyptian Arabic Vocabulary

Names and Addressing People

EnglishPronunciationEgyptian ArabicAudio
name; first nameism (asmāʔ, asāmi)اِسْم (اسْماء، اسامى)
What’s your name?ísmak ʔē?اِسْمك ايْه؟
My name is __.ísmi __.اِسْمى __.
last name (UK: surname)ismə 3ēlaاِسْم عايْله
full nameismə kāmilاِسْم كامِل
to namesámma [2d]سمَّى
to be called, nameditsámma [5d]اِتْسمَّى
to callnāda [3d]نادَى
How should I address you?tiɧíbb anadīk bi-ʔē?تِحِبّ اناديك بِايْه؟
Just call me __. (1)nadīni __.نادينى __.
Just call me __. (2)ʔúlli __.قولّى __.
title; nicknameláqab (alqāb)لقب (الْقاب)
There’s no need for titles.ma-fīš dā3i l-lʔalqāb.مفيش داعى لِلالْقاب.
I don’t have a nickname.ma-3andīš láqab.معنْديش لقب.
alias, pseudonymismə šúhraاِسْم شُهْره
teknonymkúnyaكُنْيَه
Abu Khaledabū xālid (lit. father of Khaled)ابو خالد
Umm Aliummə 3áli (lit. mother of Ali)اُمّ على
Sir!, Ma’am!, Miss!ya-fándim!يا افنْدِم!
Sir!ya ustāz!يا اُسْتاذ!
Ma’am! (UK: Madam)ya madām!يا مدام!
Miss!ya ānísaيا آنِسه
Mr. __ustāz __اُسْتاذ __
Mrs. __, Ms. __madām __مدام __
Miss __ānisa __آنِسه __
Dr. (medical or Ph.D.)duktūr __دُكْتور __
architectbašmuhándis __باشْمُهنْدِس __
Yes? (response to someone calling your name)afándim?افنْدِم؟

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