1. The WordReference Forums have moved to new forum software. (Details)

Closing a letter - "God watch over you"

Discussion in 'العربية (Arabic)' started by pax18, Apr 12, 2008.

  1. pax18 New Member

    English - American
    I am writing a letter to an Arabic-speaking host family that I had when I stayed in Tunisia. The letter itself is in French, but I know about eight months' worth of Arabic so I want to close the letter with the Arabic equivalent of "God (Allah) watch over you", or "God bless you", or whatever is most appropriate. Does anyone know how to write this?
     
  2. ayed Senior Member

    Riyadh
    Arabic
    Welcome , pax18, to the Arabic forum..
    --Allah watch over you : والله يرعاكم
    --Allah bless you : والله يحفظكم
    or
    May Allah bless and watch over you
     
  3. elroy

    elroy Motley mod

    Urbana-Champaign, IL
    Am. English, Pal. Arabic (See profile)
    Ayed's suggestions are good, but neither of them means "God bless you," which would be الله يبارككم.
     
  4. ayed Senior Member

    Riyadh
    Arabic
    If so, then translate my suggestions , please?
     
  5. elroy

    elroy Motley mod

    Urbana-Champaign, IL
    Am. English, Pal. Arabic (See profile)
    الله يرعاكم: May God take care of you [like a shepherd takes care of his sheep :)]
    الله يحفظكم: May God protect you
     
  6. -Lady- New Member

    English (New Zealand)
    As salaamu alaikum

    Could somebody please give the equivalent of the above expressions in Arabic rather than Arabic script?

    Shokran
     
  7. pax18 New Member

    English - American
    These are very helpful, thank you!
     
  8. Abu Bishr Senior Member

    Afrikaans, South Africa
    Hi everybody

    While all of the above suggestions are correct, a typical way to end off a letter in Arabic while at the same time conveying the meaning of "God watch over you" (though not literally) is to say:

    دمتم في رعاية الله وحفظه (May you forever be under God's care and protection) "dumtum fii ri3aayatillaahi wa HifDHih"
     
  9. cute angel Senior Member

    the universe
    I would say في حفظ الله

    في امان الله

    في رعاية الله
     

Share This Page