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18 Words to Make You Fall in Love With the Arabic Language

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Updated: 8 December 2017
Arabic is the fifth most spoken language in the world, spoken in more than 20 countries. It is extremely poetic and has several words that cannot be translated into English, as they carry profound and complex meanings. You want to tell someone that you love them so much that you hope you die before they do so that you’ll not have to live without them? Well, then this is the language for you! Here are some more beautiful words that will surely have you falling in love with the Arabic language.

Noor

How to use this word: Use not only to describe light, but also a feeling of satisfaction and happiness.

In Arabic we write: نور

Noor-Light
Noor-Light | © Culture Trip/Thais

Saha

How to use this word: Use when some sneezes or to wish them health.

In Arabic we write: صحة

Saha-Bless You
Saha-Bless You | © Culture Trip/Thais

Intisaar

In Arabic we write: انتصار

Intisaar-Victory
Intisaar-Victory | © Culture Trip/Thais

Najaat

In Arabic we write: نجاة

Najaat-Salvation
Najaat-Salvation | © Culture Trip/Thais Kelly

Salam A’Alaykom

How to use this word: Use this to greet people.

In Arabic we write: السلام عليكم

Salam A’Alaykom
Salam A’Alaykom | © Culture Trip/Thais Kelly

‘Ala Rassi

How to use this word: The literal translation for ‘Ala Rassi is “on my head”, which means you’d do anything for someone.

In Arabic we write: على راسي

‘Ala Rassi
‘Ala Rassi | © Culture Trip/Thais Kelly

Ya ‘Aburnee

How to use this word: This means that you love someone so much, you hope to die before them so you don’t have to live without them. Hence, you bury me.

In Arabic we write: يقبرني

Ya ‘Aburnee
Ya ‘Aburnee | © Culture Trip/Thais

Mashallah

How to use this word: Use this word as a form of praise and to wish someone good things. For example: if someone has beautiful eyes you’d say Mashallah to praise them and hope nothing bad happens to them.

In Arabic we write: ماشالله

Mashallah
Mashallah | © Culture Trip/Thais Kelly

Oushk

In Arabic we write: عاشق

Oushk-Adoration
Oushk-Adoration | © Culture Trip/Thais Kelly

Rouhi

In Arabic we write: روحي

Rouhi-My Soul
Rouhi-My Soul | © Culture Trip/Thais Kelly

Hob

In Arabic we write: حب

Hob-Love
Hob-Love | © Culture Trip/Thais Kelly

Ou’Balak

How to use this word: The literal translation of Ou’Balak means “after you”, and it’s used to wish someone good things. For example: If a friend’s sister gets married, at the wedding you might tell your friend Ou’Balak, saying you hope she’s next.

In Arabic we write: عقبالك

Ou’Balak
Ou’Balak | © Culture Trip/Thais Kelly

Sabah Al Kheir

How to use this word: The literal translation is “morning of goodness” and it’s used to wish someone a good morning.

In Arabic we write: صباح أل خير

Sabah Al Kheir
Sabah Al Kheir | © Culture Trip/Thais Kelly

Dam Khafeef

How to use this word: By saying someone is “light blooded” you mean they are easy-going and have a good sense of humor.

In Arabic we write: دام خفيف

Dam Khafeef
Dam Khafeef | © Culture Trip/Thais Kelly

Amal

In Arabic we write: أمل

Amal-Hope
Amal-Hope | © Culture Trip/Thais Kelly

Inshallah

How to use this word: Use this when your hope something good will happen. For example: Inshallah you’ll get well soon.

In Arabic we write: إن شاء الله

Inshallah
Inshallah | © Culture Trip/Thais Kelly

Marhaba

In Arabic we write: مرحبا

Marhaba-Hello
Marhaba-Hello | © Culture Trip/Thais Kelly

Horeeya

In Arabic we write: حرية

Horeeya-Freedom
Horeeya-Freedom | © Culture Trip/Thais Kelly