Adjectives describe people or things. You’ll need them whenever you want to describe what something or somebody is like. The car is old, the hotel is cheap. You get it. Memorize the Arabic adjectives below and you’ll be well equipped for most basic conversations.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Arabic“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Adjectives

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Important adjectives

EnglishArabicArabic
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
goodجيدjayid
badسيئsaye'
newجديدjadid
oldقديمkadim
smallصغيرsaghir
large / bigواسع
كبير
wasi'
kabir

longطويلtawil
shortقصيرkasir
cheapرخيصrakhes
expensiveغالي السعرghali a si'r
light / clearضوء
واضح
daw
wadih

darkظلامdalam
lateمتأخرmota akhir
earlyمبكرmobakir
interestingممتعmomti'
boringمملmomel
tiredمتعبmot'ab
easy / simpleسهل
بسيط
sahl
basit

for freeمجاناmajanan
right / correct صحيح
مضبوط
sahih
madbot

wrongخاطئkhatie
strongقويkawi
weakضعيفda'if
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