Please in Levantine arabic

8 Ways to Say Please in Levantine Arabic

Learn several ways to say please in Levantine Arabic with simplified pronunciation of Arabic words for beginners.

This post includes examples of simple sentences with the word please.

Most common way to say please in Levantine Arabic

Law samaHt لو سمحت

This is the most common way to say please in Levantine Arabic. It literally means if you allow. If you are a beginner in learning this dialect, this word is a must-have for you to learn.

This phrase is also used as excuse me.

speaking to a manلَوْ سَمَحْتlaw samaHt
speaking to a woman لَوْ سَمَحْتِlaw samaHti
speaking to a groupلَوْ سَمَحْتواlaw samaHtoo
Please be careful
انْتَبِه لَوْ سَمَحْت [intabih law samaHt]
Please close the door behind you.
سَكِّر الباب وراك لَوْ سَمَحْت [sakkir al-baab waraak law samaHt]

Other ways to say please in Levantine Arabic

Arabic really values courtesy, so there are many ways to be polite. Below you can find some more ways to say please in Levantine dialect with examples of how to use them.

Min faDlak من فضلك

This is a polite way to say please in Arabic. This phrase comes from and is commonly used in Modern Standard Arabic and among all Arabic dialects.

speaking to a manمِنْ فَضْلَكmin faDlak
speaking to a woman مِنْ فَضْلِكmin faDlek
speaking to a groupمِن فَضِلْكُمmin faDilkom
Open the book, please.
مِن فَضْلَك افْتَح الكِتاب [min faDlak iftaH l-kitaab]
Please wait for your turn.
مِن فَضْلَك اسْتَنّى دورَك [min faDlak istannaa doorak]

Iza bitriid إذا بتريد

Another common way to say please in Levantine dialect is Iza bitriid, which means if you please.

speaking to a manإذا بِتْريدiza bitriid
speaking to a woman إذا بِتْريديiza bitriidi
speaking to a groupإذا بِتْريدواiza bitriidoo
Give me the key please.
أعْطيني المُفْتاح إذا بِتْريد [a3Tiini l-muftaaH iza bitriid]
Turn off the light please
طَفّي الضَّو إذا بِتْريد [Taffi aD-Daww iza bitriid]

إذا مُمْكِن / مُمْكِن

This is not exactly the word please but Mumkin مُمْكِن means possible, maybe, can.

Starting a sentence with it is a polite way to ask a question, like for example “‘could you please…?” or “may I..?”

Iza mumkin إذا مُمْكِن literally means if it’s possible, used as please.

speaking to a manإذا مُمْكِن / مُمْكِنiza mumkin / mumkin
speaking to a womanas above as above
speaking to a groupas aboveas above
Could you please tell me where is the nearest shop?
مُمْكِن تِحْكيلي وين أقْرَب دُكّان [mumkin tiHkiili wein aqrab dukkaan?]
Give me another chance please.
أعْطيني فُرْصة تانية إذا مُمْكِن [a3Tiini furSa taaniyeh iza mumkin]

الله يِرْضى عَليك

This phrase means May God be pleased with you and is commonly used to ask someone to do something. Also used as thank you.

speaking to a manالله يِرْضى عَليكAllah yirDa 3alaik
speaking to a womanالله يِرْضى عَليكيAllah yirDa 3alaiki
speaking to a groupالله يِرْضى عَليكُمAllah yirDa 3alaikom
Please remind me of the meeting tomorrow.
ذَكِّرْني بُكرا بالإجْتِماع الله يرضى عليك [dhakkirni bukra bil-ijtimaa3 Allah yirDa 3alaik]
Please help me to organize the house.
ساعدني أرَتِّب البيت الله يرضى عليك [saa3dni arattib el-beit Allah yirDa 3alaik]

بَعْد إذْنَك

This phrase literally means with your permission, it’s used as please and excuse me.

speaking to a manبَعْد إذْنَكba3d iznak
speaking to a womanبَعْد إذْنِكba3d iznik
speaking to a groupبَعْد إذِنْكُمba3d iznkom


Come with me please.
تعال معي بَعْد إذْنَك [ta3aal ma3iy ba3d iznak]
Tell me what happened please.
احْكيلي شو صار بَعْد إذْنَك [iHkiili shou Saar ba3d iznak]


Literally: I am begging you.

speaking to a manأَرْجوكarjuuk
speaking to a womanأَرْجوكِarjuuki
speaking to a groupأَرْجوكمarjuukom
Please don’t tell anyone!
أَرْجوك لا تِحْكي لحَدا [arjuuk laa tiHki laHada!]
Please open the door!
أَرْجوك افْتَح الباب [arjuuk iftaH al-baab!]

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