Hijazi ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic أَهْلًا(ʾahlan).

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

هلا (hala)

  1. hi
  2. hey (greeting)
    Synonyms: مَرْحَبا(marḥaba), السلام عليكم(as-salāmu ʿalaykum)

North Levantine ArabicEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • هلق(hallaʔ) (alternative spelling)

EtymologyEdit

Contraction of هالوقت(ha-l-waʔt).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /hal.la/, /hal.laʔ/

AdverbEdit

هلأ or هلا (hallaʔ or halla)

  1. now
    شو منعمل هلأ
    šū mnaʕmil hallaʔ?
    What are we gonna do now?