Learning Arabic slang will not only help you feel more comfortable in everyday situations, but it will also be crucial to truly understand the culture and traditions of the language you speak. Whether you are learning Arabic for professional reasons or to better understand the locals on your next trip to Amman it time to incorporate jargon into your learning process. While it’s important to become familiar with formal Arabic words, slang is crucial when it comes to real conversation. Daniela Cantillo is a language enthusiast who speaks Spanish, English, French, Portuguese and Arabic. As you saw in the video above, our Arabic conversation series will help you navigate the different aspects of Arabic to strengthen your skills and expand your knowledge. When I first started learning Arabic, I focused only on formal phrases and everyday vocabulary because I thought it would help me survive traveling in Arabic-speaking countries. This short video gives an overview of the two most common Arabic slang words. Most students rush through the formal aspects of the language and pay little or no attention to Arabic slang. If you have ever traveled to an Arabic-speaking country, you have probably heard the word “qalas” many times. I quickly learned that, just like in English, most people use tons of slang in their daily lives. One of my favorite ways to practice listening skills is to watch TV shows and write down new slang words. Aqid is often used in Arabic to emphasize a positive response. Are you tired of listening to people at the table talking about sports or politics? The meaning of “halas!” in English is equivalent to “stop!” or “stop!” I first heard the word during my memorable summer in Morocco. Daniela loves travel, food, and warm weather. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in international relations with a major in media studies at Nova Escola.