Arabic is a language spoken predominantly in the Middle East — but is also spoken in countries all over the world. The language has also influenced other languages, including Bengali, Croatian, English, German, Hindi, and Malay (among others). Find out how to translate English to Arabic for business, school, or travel.
The Arabic language is a Semetic language (Syro-Arabian) that formed between 1 and 4 C.E. It’s the Lingua franca (common language) of the arab world. 422 million people all over the world speak Arabic.
Countries that speak Arabic as a first language include:
- United Arab Emirates
It has influenced Persian, Turkish, Kasmiri, and Malay. It is the fifth most-spoken language in the entire world. It is also the official language of 26 states. It was used by scientists, mathematicians, and philosophers in Europe the Middle Ages, so many European languages ‘borrowed’ Arabic words that are now used in everyday vocabulary. The Quran and Hadith were both written in Arabic, so the language is also the liturgical language of Islam.
There are more than 20 dialects of Arabic as it is spoken in so many areas of the world. Some of the most common dialects of Arabic include:
- Baghdad Arabic
- Chadian Arabic
- Egyptian Arabic
- Libyan Arabic
- Moroccan Arabic
- Sudanese Arabic
- Tunisian Arabic
- And many more
English to Arabic Translation
Translating English to Arabic is much more difficult than translating English to languages that use the Latin alphabet, as Arabic uses Arabic alphabet.
Trying to learn Arabic online? Need fast translations for travel, school, or business? We recommend using machine translation software that has an Arabic translation tool and can easily translate text to speech, such as the MyLanguage app, available on Google Play for Android or the Apple Store for iOS.
Software such as Google Translate or Microsoft’s language learning app doesn’t offer the same English translation accuracy as paid apps.
English-Arabic translators and translation services often charge more than translators for languages within one language family. The costs of translating long documents can still be considerable, so we recommend inputting the text into a language translation software program or app (especially since translation apps are now accurate and easy to use).
Check out our online translation tool that can help you learn basic words and phrases, such as hello in other languages.
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