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À faire, à ne pas faire et phrases basiques

Do’s & Don’ts 

- If you are invited to share a meal with a family, you should symbolically use the ewer to wash your hands. The meal begins after the master of the house has said the "bismillah" in praise of God. Use your right hand to eat, taste everything, but don't think you have to finish everything in your plate, which is usually impossible!

- Accept mint tea when offered, it is a sign of hospitality.

- If you want to photograph somebody, don not forget to ask for permission.

- Avoid drinking, eating and smoking in public in daytime during the period of Ramadan.

- Access to mosques and holy places is forbidden to non-Muslims.

- Do not speak loudly,pass in front of or touch someone during their prayer.

- Do not walk with shoes on a carpet used for prayer.

- Avoid provocative clothes

- Smoking is widespread, though sometimes limited to smoking sections in restaurants.

Basics and everyday phrases 

Greeting dialogue: Q: As-Salamu ’alaykum (Peace be upon you.) A: Wa ’alaykum as-salam (And upon you.) Q: Labas ? (How are you ? or literally ’No harm ?’.) A: Labas, barak llahu fîk (Fine, thank you.) Q: Kulshi bekhir ? (Is everything OK ?) A: Bekhir, llhamdu llah (Fine,thank God).

Yes: eyeh, naam No: La Ok /agreed: Wakha (Very) Good: Mezyen (Bezzef) Big: Kebeer Small: Segheer Old: Kedeem New: Jedeed A little: Shweeya A lot: Bzzef Who: Shkoon When: Imta Why: Alash How: Kifash Which/What: Shnoo Please: Afak Thank you: Shukran Welcome: Mrahba beek Good bye: Beslama That is enough: Safee / baraka Excuse me: Smahlee How much: Shahal Expensive: Ghali No problem: Machi mochkil Money: Flooss Tea: Atay Coffee: Kahwa Jus: Asseer Bread: Khobz (Bottle) Water: (Karaa) Lma