Want to kickstart your Arabic conversational skills? Move beyond the basics of marhaba (hi!), yalla (let's go!), and walla (OMG!), with eight useful phrases that will make you instantly appear more fluent.
Learning Arabic usually involves a choice beween the classical/standard language and a local/colloquial version, a decision made more complicated by the range of regional dialects to choose from (Wikipedia counts 31 variations).
Ba-see-ta! (no problem!). Take a shortcut with these terms that are fairly universal in the Arabic-speaking world, easily learned (we include Arabic spelling and phonetic pronunciation), and wildly useful. Drop them into your everyday banter, and instantly impress.