Communications in Syria
- Official Language
- Other Languages Spoken
- Kurdish (spoken in the north and north east), Armenian (mainly in Aleppo), Turkish (east of the Euphrates) and Aramaic (biblical language spoken north of Damascus). French is spoken rarely, English prevails in large cities.
- Business Language
- Arabic, French and English.
- Getting Some Knowledge
Hello : Salam Ailikoum ou Marhaba (plus familier) ou Sabah el kheir
Good Evening : Masa el kheir
Good Night : Tisbahu al khayr
Bye/See you later: Maa Salama
Bon appétit : Sahten Response: Aala albek
Please : iza bitrid
Thank You : shukran/islamou
How are you ? : kifak ?
I'm fine : mnih/tamam
I don't want anything : Ma biddi chi
What's your name? : chou ismak ?
It's very hot : fi choub ktir
It's expensive: ghali
- Free Translation Tools
Arjeeb : Free English-Arabic-English translation of texts and web pages
Ectaco : Free Arabic-English-Arabic dictionary
- Telephone Codes
To Make a Call From Syria, Dial 00 or +
To Make a Call to in Syria, Dial +963
- Number of Digits of National Telephone Numbers
- Mobile Telephone Standards
- There are three public GSM 900 networks in Syria which operate on the basis of a BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) contract for 7 years. But there is not a roaming contract open, which means that there is no service offered by mobile phone operators to allow access to their services from abroad.
- National Mobile Phone Operators
- MTN Syria, Syrian Telecommunication Est (Mobile Syria) and Syriatel
Availability of Internet
- Internet Suffix
- National Internet Access Providers
- Syrian Computer Society is the second internet provider along with STE (Syrian Telecom). The third provider is foreign: Best Italia Holding.
- Access in Public Places
- In 2008, the census registered 1.5 million Internet users in Syria. It is difficult to make a real estimation since most of the people go to cyber cafes (which are wide-spread and at a cheap price).
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