How to say how do you say…? in Arabic: Kayf Akool?

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How to say how do you say…? in Arabic: Kayf Akool?

Learning Arabic for travel or study? Let’s try this term:

To say how do you say…? in Arabic: Kayf Akool?
Say it out loud: “kayf A kool?

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Some more helpful words in our Arabic Courtesy/Questions category:

...the bathroom – Al Hammam  (al ham mam)
come with me – Ezhab Ma'e  (ez hab ma he)
do you speak english? – Hal Tatakalam Al Englezya?  (hal ta ta ka lam al eng le zya)
excellent – Mumtaz  (mum taz)
excuse me – Uzran  (uz ran)
excuse me (to get past) – Al Mahzera  (al mah ze ra)
good / bad – Jayed / Saye'  (ja yed / sa yeh)
how do you say…? – Kayf Akool?  (kayf A kool?)
how much is this? – Kam Se'r?  (kam sehr?)
may I? (point at chair, door) – Men Fadlek  (men fad lek)
maybe – Robbama  (rob ba ma)
no problem – La Moshkela  (la mosh ke la)
please – Arjuk / Men fadlak  (ar juk / men fad lak)
sorry – Aasef  (A sef)
thank you – Shukran lak  (shuk ran lak)
thanks – Shukran  (shuk ran)
what is that? – Ma Haza?  (ma ha za)
where is… – Ayen  (ayen)
yes / no – Na'am / La  (na ham / la)
you are welcome – Ahlan bek / La shukr Ala Wajeb  (ah lan bek / la shuk ala wajeb)

And here’s how to say how do you say…? in other languages!

Arabic–Kayf Akool?  (kayf A kool?)
Chinese–...Zěnme Shuō?  (...Dze Me Shwo?)
Croatian–kako se kaže?  (kah koe say kah zhay?)
Czech–jak to říkáte?  (yahk to zhee KAH tay?)
Finnish–miten sanotaan…?  (mi ten son oh taan)
French–Comment dit-on  (kuh mahn dee thahn)
German–wie sagt man…  (vee zahgt mahn…)
Italian–come si dice?  (koh meh say dee chay)
Japanese–…Ha Dou Iimasuka?  (…Wah Dough Ee Mass Kah?)
Korean–…Ga Mwoyeyo?  (…Ga Mo Ae Yo?)
Polish–Jak mówisz  (Yahk moo' veesh?)
Portuguese–Como Se Diz...?  (ko mo see jeez…?)
Russian–kak skazat'...?  (kak skah zaht…?)
Spanish–¿cómo se dice?  (coe moe say dee say?)
Swahili–jinsi ya kusema?  (jeen see ya koo say muh?)
Thai–… Phut Yang Ngai  (… POOT yahng ngai?)
Turkish–nasil denilir?  (nah seal din uh leer?)
Vietnamese–Bạn Nói Như Thế Nào …  (Ban Noy New Te Now)

When you require to ask how to pronounce a word from your language to the natives language, you can use the phrase ""how do you say…?" (Kayf Akool?)" to ask this question. This phrase plus the word in mind you want to have interpreted is a complete asking sentence, e.g you may ask a native, "excuse me, "how do you say…?" (Kayf Akool?) Good morning in your language?" Get instant access to the Arabic Language Set.

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