Arabic For Business

The Importance of business Arabic

 

 

Business, travel or curiosity, there are a lot of  reasons which make us learn new languages. Regarding this there has been raising a trend of learning and speaking Arabic around the world. A major part of the planet is Arabic speaking. Arabic is main Language of Gulf and Middle Eastern countries like Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia  and many others. People who travel to these countries have to communicate with their citizens in Arabic that is why people are going crazy to learn or at least understand this beautiful and rich language.

 

 

The significance of Arabic cannot be underestimated in the modern world ,Arabic is the official language of over 22 countries, and has nearly 422 million native speakers. Economically, these countries have grown quickly in a short amount of time, and the Arab world has a combined GDP of $2.5 trillion. The importance of the Arabic language is universally recognized. UNESCO announced 18 December of every year as International Arabic Language Day since 2010 although Arabic language is one of the United Nations’ languages among the six from 1973.

 

Although Language importance is not defined only on the speaking population, but the strong or important language index of the world is determined by the KPI (The Power Language Index) set of 20 indexes. Major aspects of the index are: language-speaking population, diplomacy, international communication, GDP of the country, tourism, , culture education, literature and heritage. Basically, Arabic language is one of the strongest languages in the world above all aspects.

 

Arab also considered as one of the major economic zones of the world, and It will not be exaggerated, if you say the Middle East as the center of world politics. The current world economy right now  is mainly oil centric and the sole authority of the oil market is the Arab world. 

 

With a rapidly emerging consumer base, potential trade prospects, and profitable business partners, countries in the Arab region represent a great opportunity for businesses looking to globally expand. Many of these Arab countries, such as the United Arab Emirates (UAE), are deeply involved in global trade, and are among the largest exporters and importers in the world. In addition Arabic is of utmost importance due to the economic significance of the oil producing Arabic countries in the global scenario.

Experts expect that Arabic will continue to increase in importance in business over the coming years. The economy in many of these Arab countries has rapidly diversified, leading to many more opportunities for international industries to enter these growing markets

 

With the competitive salaries and positions available to fluent Arabic speakers, Arabic language will become an invaluable skill for any job seeker.

 

 

Why Is Business Arabic So Important And How Can You Master It?

 

Business Arabic is considered a special branch within the general studies of Arabic due to the use of specialised vocabulary and jargon. A good grasp of the knowledge of Arabic in general as well as a deep understanding of special forms are needed to successfully build a career in an international environment. This knowledge is important for both written and oral forms of communication, such as email, letters, phone calls, meetings, presentations and many more.

 

Of course there are more similarities between general Arabic and Business Arabic than there are differences, as you will have to know the basic rules of Arabic grammar, both in written and spoken form, and you also will have to know a basic amount of vocabulary to even hold the easiest conversation. Certain core skills in general Arabic are required, such as fluency, listening, reading and writing in order to be able to improve your business Arabic.

 

Most certainly, you are asking yourself the question in how far business Arabic  varies from general Arabic if there are more similarities than differences. Even if you have tremendous Arabic skills, you might lack specific knowledge of Arabic that is used in a business and trade environment. Business Arabic courses focus on skills that are applicable to the workplace, on special vocabulary that you might encounter during phone calls, meetings, negotiations, etc. and also on general topics that occur within international trade relations.

 

With specialised courses that focus on Arabic for business you can improve your skills and chances of employment.

 

 

Business Arabic Courses and More

 

Learning Business Arabic with the help of a language course will boost your existing skills or help you build up completely new knowledge. Language classes have the advantage of focusing on your personal needs. The learning outcome will in most cases be much higher than when you try and improve your skills by yourself. However, there are of course other tips and tricks that you can follow to improve your knowledge. A combination of business Arabic courses and these tips and tricks will most likely be the most effective way to master Arabic in a working environment.


You can read Arabic newspapers either as a print version or online, You can also follow news sites online like BBC news Arabic , or Aljazeera net . You will encounter specialised vocabulary and jargon used in these articles. However, you should notice that reading a newspaper in a foreign language might not an easy task for beginners and requires a certain basic knowledge of the language.


 

 

List of Arabic business words, terms and phrases

 

No matter where in the world you go for work knowing a few words or phrases in the local language can break down barriers, build relationships and smooth the way to business success, blow you will found schedule for the most common Arabic words for business

 

 

Written Arabic

Phonetic Arabic

English

عَمَل

Amal

Work

تِلِكْس

Faximili

Facsimile

صُورَة

Soorah

Photocopy

حَاسُوب

Hasoob

Computer

مَزَاد

Mazad

Auction

رِسَالَة

Resalah

Letter

نَمُوذَج

Namozag

Form

طَبَّاع

Tabbaa’

Typist

سِكِرْتِير/ سِكِرْتِيرة

            Secretair/Secretai

Secretary

مُدِير

Mudeer

Manager

مُوَظَف

Muwaddaf

Employee

صَاحِب عَمَل

Saheb Amal

Employer

مَكْتَب

Maktab

Office

نُفُوذ

Nufoz

Influence

 

Majles Idarah

Board of Directors

رَئِيس مَجْلِس إدَارَة

Ra’ees Majles Idarah

Chairman

عُضْو مَجْلِس إدَارَة مُنْتَدَب

Udow Majles Idarah Muntadab

Managing Director

صَانِع قَرَار

Sane’a Qarar

Decision Maker

رَجُل أعْمَال

Rajul A’ama

Businessman

زَمِيل

Zameel

Associate

مُسَاهِم

Musahem

Shareholder

شَرِيك

Shareek

Partner

مَالِك

Malik

Owner

ذُو مَسْؤلِيَّة مَحْدُودَة

Thou Mas’ooliya Mahdoodah

Limited Liability

مَزَاد

Mazad

Auction

شَرِكَة

Sharikah

Company

مُؤسَّسَة

Mu’assasah

Establishment

تَنْظِيم الْعَمَل التِّجَارِي

Tanzeem Alamal Al Tijari

Business Organisation

دَيْن

Dain

Debt

إيصَال

Iesaal

Receipt

فَاتُورَة

Fatoorah

Invoice/bill

مِيزَان الْمُرَاجَعَة

Mezan Al Muruga’ah

Trial Balance

بِطَاقَة ائتِمَان

Bitaqat ea`teman

credit card

مَدِين

Maden

Debit

بَيَان التَّدَفُقَات النَّقْدِيَّة

Bayan Al Tadaffuq Al Naqdiah

Cash Flow Statement

صَافِي الرِّبح

Al Ribh Al Safi

Net Profit

إجْمَالِي الرِّبْح

Ijmalirribh

Gross Profit

إيْرَادَات

Iradat

Revenues

حِسَاب الأرْبَاح والْحِسَابَات

Hisab Al Arbahwal Khasa’er

Profit & Loss Account

رَأس الْمَال الْعَامِل

Ra’sulmal Al Aamel

Working Capital

رَأس الْمَال الْمُوَظَّف

Ra’sul Mal Al Muwaddaf

Capital Employed

الدَّائِنُون

Al-Da’inoon

Payables

الْمَدِينُون

Al Madenoon

Receivables

الْمَوْجُودَات

Al Mawjoodat

Assets

الْمَوْجَودَات الثَّابِتَة

Al Mawjoodat Althabetah

Fixed Assets

الْمَوْجُودَات الْمُتَدَاوَلَة

Al Mawjoodat Al Mutadaawalah

Current Assets

الْمُحَاسَبَة

Al Muhasabah

Accounting

وِكَالَة سَفَر

           Wakalat Safar

Travel Agency

فُنْدُق

Funduq

Hotel

طَيَّارَة

Tayyarah

Airplane

سَيَّارَة

      Sayyarah

Car

تَاكْسِي / أُجْرَة

         Taxi (Ojrah)

Taxi

نَصِيحَة

Naseeh

Advice

إعْلان

             I’ilan

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