How to Say 'Please' in Arabic

June 22, 2024
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Using "please" shows that you are courteous and considerate. It softens requests and makes them more polite. It demonstrates respect for the other person's autonomy and willingness to help, rather than demanding something outright. In this article, we'll explore many ways of how to say please in Arabic.

How to Say Please in Arabic

The word "please" is used in various contexts to make requests, offers, invitations, and to add politeness to statements. Here are some examples of how "please" is used in Arabic:

أرجوك (Arjuk)

  • Usage: It is used to make polite requests or to express a plea for something in a respectful manner.
  • Meaning: "Please."
  • Example: ".أرجوك، ساعدني في هذه المهمة" (Arjuk, sa'idni fe hadhih al-mohema) - "Please, help me with this task."


Here are the variations of  "أرجوك" (please) in Arabic depending on whom you’re addressing:

  • أرجوكَ (Arjuka) - (sing, masc.)
  • أرجوكِ (Arjuki) - (sing, fem.)
  • أرجوكن (Arjukun) - (plur, fem.)
  • أرجوكم (Arjukum) - (plur, masc, or mixed)

رجاءً (Raja'an)

  • Usage: It is used similarly to "أرجوك" (please) to make polite requests or to express a plea for something in a respectful manner.
  • Meaning: "Please."
  • Example: ".رجاءً، انتظرني هنا لحظة" (raja'an, entazirni huna lahza) - "Please wait for me here for a moment"

من فضلك (Min fadlik)

  • Usage: It is used to make polite requests or to ask for something courteously.
  • Meaning: "Kindly."
  • Example: "هل يمكنك أن تمرر لي الملح من فضلك؟" (hal yumkinuk 'an tumarir li al-malh min fadliki?) - "Could you kindly pass me the salt?"


Here are variations of "من فضلك" (kindly) in Arabic depending on whom you're addressing:

  • من فضلكَ (min fadlika) - (sing, masc.)
  • من فضلِك (min fadlik) - (sing, fem.)
  • من فضلكن (min fadlikun) - (plur, fem.)
  • من فضلكم (min fadlikum) - (plur, masc, or mixed)

إذا سمحت ('Idha samaht)

  • Usage: It is used to make polite requests or ask for something courteously.
  • Meaning: "Please, could you."
  • Example: "إذا سمحت، هل يمكنك تكرار ذلك؟" ('Iidha sameht, hal yumkinuka tekrar dhalika?) - "Please, could you repeat that?"


Here are variations of "إذا سمحت" ('Idha samaht) in Arabic depending on whom you're addressing:

  • إذا سمحتَ ('Idha samahta) - (sing, masc.)
  • إذا سمحتِ ('Idha samahati) - (sing, fem.)
  • إذا سمحتنَّ ('Idha samahatunna) - (plur, fem.)
  • إذا سمحتم ('Idha samahatum) - (plur, masc, or mixed)


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