This lesson will teach you to describe the colors and appearance of people and things in Arabic. Learn to express whether something is big or small, red or green, beautiful of ugly.

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

Basic Words & Phrases: Colors

Colors

EnglishArabicArabic
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
light / clearضوء / واضحdaw / wadih
darkظلامdalam
colorcolorلونlawn
coloredcoloredملونmolawan
whitewhiteأبيضabyad
blackblackأسودaswad
yellowyellowأصفرasghar
orangeorangeبرتقاليbortokali
redredأحمرahmar
pinkpinkورديwardi
violetvioletبنفسجيbanafsaji
blueblueأزرقazrak
greengreenأخضرakhdar
brownbrownأسمرasmar
greygreyرماديramadi

Appearance & attributes

EnglishArabicArabic
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
newجديدjadid
oldقديمkadim
smallصغيرsaghir
large / bigواسع / كبيرwasi' / kabir
youngشابchab
kind / pleasantلطيف / ممتعlatif / momti'
unkind / unpleasantقاس / غير سارkasin / ghayr sar
patientصبورsabor
tall (when talking about people)طويلtawil
middle sized (when talking about people)متوسط الحجمmotawasit al hajm
small (when talking about people)صغيرةsaghira
fatسمينsamin
thin / slimرقيقة / سليمrakika / slim
nice / prettyلطيفة / جميلةlatifa / jamila
beautifulجميلjamil
uglyقبيح kabih
ill / sickمريض / عليلmarid / 'alil
healthyصحيsihi
happy / cheerfulسعيد / مرحsa'id / marih
sadحزينhazin
sportyرياضيriyadi
ambitionedطموحtamoh
intelligentذكيdaki
creativeإبداعيebda'e
activeنشيطnachet
sentimentalعاطفيatifi
rationalعقلانيaklani
emotionalعاطفيatifi
naturalطبيعيtabi'i
romanticرومانسيromansi
nice / amiableلطيف / انيسlatif / anis
spontaneousعفويafwi
energeticنشيطnachit
stressed (out)يعاني من الضغط الشديدyo'ani min a daght a chadid
relaxedمرتاحmortah
frustratedمحبطmohbat
talentedموهوبmawhob

Questions & phrases

EnglishArabicArabic
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
What does he look like?كيف يبدو؟kayfa yabdo
What does she look like?كيف تبدو؟kayfa tabdo
What is he like?كيف هو؟kayfa howa
What is she like?كيف هي؟kayfa hiya
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