Members of the Summerland Refugee Sponsorship Group were at the Penticton Airport on Sunday evening to welcome the Al Sheblaqe family. The Syrian refugee family arrived on Sunday evening. They are the second refugee family in Summerland.

Members of the Summerland Refugee Sponsorship Group were at the Penticton Airport on Sunday evening to welcome the Al Sheblaqe family. The Syrian refugee family arrived on Sunday evening. They are the second refugee family in Summerland.

Arabic phrases

The following are a few basic Arabic phrases to use when speaking with newcomers from Syria who have limited English skills.

The following are a few basic Arabic phrases to use when speaking with newcomers from Syria who have limited English skills.

Hello

Marhaba

Welcome

Ahlan wa sahlan

How are you Keef halak or Keefak (slang) (male)

Keef Halik or Keefik (slang) (female)

Keef Halkom or Keefkom (slang) (a group, family)

Good morning

Sabah il khair

Good evening

Masa il khair

Thank you

Shokran

You are welcome

Afwan

Please

Lao samaht