How Are You?

كيف الحال

Introduction مُقَدِّمَة
Many world languages such as Spanish and German assign grammatical gender to nouns. While Arabic also does this, it takes it one step further and includes a grammatical gender aspect in verbs too. For instance when asking someone how they are, the phrase changes depending on whether the person is male or female:

How are you?

كيفَ حالُكَ؟
(kayfa Haloka)
Addressing to a male

كيفَ حالُكِ؟
(kayfa Haloke)
Addressing to a female

Moreover, the word "you" translates several different ways based on gender-specification. For instance, when addressing a singular male you use the word أنتَ (aanta) and أنتِ (aanti) with a singular female.
Vocabulary المفردات
Play انتَ
you masculine
Play انتِ
you feminine
Play جيّداً
well fine
Play كان
to be temporal
Play كيفَ؟
Play حظ
Phrases أشباه الجمل
Play كيفَ حالُكَ؟
kayfa Haloka
How are you? masculine formal
Play كيفَ حالُكِ؟
kayaf Haloke
How are you? feminine formal
Play كيف حالَك؟
kayfa halak
How are you? informal
Play ما الأخبار؟
maa alaakhbaar
What's up?
Play هل أنتَ بخير؟
hal aanta bikhayr
Everything okay?
Play جيّد
Play جيّد، أنا بخير
jayid, aanaa bikhayr
I'm fine. masculine
Play جيّدة، أنا بخير
jayida, aanaa bikhayr
I'm fine. feminine
Play لستُ بخير
lasto bikhayr
I'm not very well.
Play جيد جداً
jayid jidan
Very good.
Play لستُ جيداً
lasto jayidan
Not well.
Play سيّئ
Play وأنتَ؟
wa aanta
And you? masculine
Play وأنتِ؟
wa aanti
And you? feminine
Play انتبه لنفسِكَ
aaintabih linafsik
Take care. masculine
Play انتبهي لنفسِكِ
aaintabihy linafsik
Take care. feminine
Play حظاَ جيداَ
HaDHan jayidan
Good luck
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