TJ’s Mini English Arabic/English Dictionary

Thought I’d pull together a little help for those times when you need something and don’t know what the name of it is in Arabic. Its very small right now, but insha Allah, I’ll be adding to it as I can….. And its just the transliterated Arabic for now…………..

 

A

Airport – matar

B

Bank – “bank,” masraf

Blanket – batanniyah

 

C

Cell phone – mo-bile, telefon sayyar

Chicken Pox – judayri, judari

Corner – rukn

D

Dentist – tabeeb asnaan

E

electricity – kah ra bah

F

G

Grocery store – bagaalah, subermarket, dukaan

H

hospital – mus-tash-fa

I

Intersection – jowlah

J

K

L

M

Matches (as in to light a gas stove) – kabreet, thiqaab

Mustard – mustardah, khardal

N

O

owner (say of your apartment building) saahibul beyt

P

Q

R

S

superintendent (as of an apartment building) ma-sul

T

tailorkhiyaat

turn around (as in tell your taxi driver to do so) – dowar

U

V

W

Water – ma’a

Water storage tank (typically underground) –  wyat

X

Y

Z

 

Some helpful phrases:

Ishtee (I want)

Shuf (look!) or shufee for females

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