How to say yes / no in Arabic: Na'am / La

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Na’am / La

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

To say yes / no in Arabic: Na'am / La
Say it out loud: “na ham / la

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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 yes / no in other languages!

Arabic–Na'am / La  (na ham / la)
Chinese–Shì Búshì / Bùshì  (Shr / Boo Shr)
Croatian–da / ne  (dah / nay)
Czech–Ano / ne  (AH no / nay)
Finnish–kyllä / ei  (kil lah / ay)
French–Oui / non  (wee / no)
German–ja / nein  (yah / nine)
Italian–sì / no  (see / no)
Japanese–Hai / Iie  (Hai / Ee-Eh)
Korean–Ne / Aniyo  (Ne / Ah Nee Yo.)
Polish–tak / nie  (tak / nyeah)
Portuguese–Sim/Não  (seehm/na-oo)
Russian–Da / net  (Dah / nyet)
Spanish–sí / no  (see / no)
Swahili–ndio / la  (n dee' oh / lah)
Thai–Chai/Mai Chai  (CHAI / MAI CHAI)
Turkish–evet / hayir  (eh vet / hi year)
Vietnamese–Có / Không  (Caw / Kom)

We are all aware that "yes / no" (Na'am / La) comes in handy almost at every turn or situation and that is why learning how to say it in Arabic is important. Get instant access to the Arabic Language Set and quickly catch up on all other phrases.

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Muhammad Said Kamel
Biography: Muhammad is an English<>Arabic translator/editor with in-depth linguistic knowledge and strong computers skills. With more than seven years of extensive experience, he works with clients to maintain sustaining business growth and better communication with their customers.
Born: Cairo, Egypt
Location: Cairo, Egypt
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