مرحبا

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the root ر ح ب(r-ḥ-b); related to the verb رَحِبَ(raḥiba, to be wide). (The verb رَحَّبَ(raḥḥaba, to make welcome, to receive graciously) is derived from this term.)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mar.ħa.ban/, (pausa) /mar.ħa.baː/

Interjection[edit]

مَرْحَبًا (marḥaban)

  1. hello, welcome

Descendants[edit]


Moroccan Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic مَرْحَبًا(marḥaban).

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

مرحبا (marḥba)

  1. welcome

Ottoman Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic مَرْحَبًا(marḥaban).

Interjection[edit]

مرحبا (merhaba)

  1. hello

Descendants[edit]


South Levantine Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic مَرْحَبًا(marḥaban).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mar.ħa.ba/, [ˈmɑr.ħɑ.bɑ]
  • (file)

Interjection[edit]

مرحبا (marḥaba)

  1. hello
    Synonym: (informal) هلا(hala)

Usage notes[edit]

  • People usually respond to مرحبا (marḥaba) with its dual or plural form:

See also[edit]