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How do we introduce people in Arabic?

I know what to say and how to respond when I meet someone or when I am introduced to another person, but what is a polite way to introduce people to one another? In English, I would say for example:

Jane, this is Fred


Jane, this is my friend/brother/cousin/father/uncle/husband etc, Fred.

In a formal setting I would use surnames also.

Would a direct translation be suitable?

I'd appreciate some suggestions!!! Please give your responses in فصحى العربية.

Thank you!!!

For learning: Arabic
Base language: English
Category: Language


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    You should say : hatha هذا
    Jane, hatha Fred
    or : hatha ṣadīqi (sadiiqi) Fred - This is my friend Fred
    Hatha akhi Adel - This is my brother Adel.

    For females we use : hāðihi ( hathihi) هذه
    Hathihi zamīlati Sarah. This is my colleague Sarah.

    You can say the full name too: Hatha sadiiqi Andrew Johnson.

    هذي is Fusha word too, it is used nowadays in some dialects, e.g. Saudi dialect.

    *العربية الفصحى

    Hala Natalia. This was somehow my Arabic lesson today : ) So I will tell you from what I learnt. I think you want it in MSA but what I learnt is Saudi dialect however it is not much different from standard Arabic I think.

    Jane, Hatha ( هذا) Fred : Jane this is Fred - Hatha is male version to say this is
    Fred, hathi (هذي) Jane: Fred, this is Jane - Hathi is female version for this is

    he هو (Huwah) she هي (Heyyah)

    So you can say:

    Jane, huwah Fred or Fred, heyyah Jane.

    Introducing your family members:

    for instance: hathi khalty (this is my aunt) :هذي خالتي
    to note here: khalty means my aunt and khala is aunt

    This is simply what I know so far.

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