Food & Drinks in Arabic

Food & Drinks in Arabic 2017-11-27T08:20:10+00:00

Food and drinks are a recurring talking point, not only while eating out on vacation. So let’s learn the most common words and phrases related to this topic.

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

Food & Drinks in Arabic

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Basic Food & Spices

EnglishArabicArabic
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
bread [Sg]
خبز
khobz
breads [Pl]
خبز
khobz
roll [Sg]
ملفوف
malfoof
rolls [Pl]
قطع الملفوف
qeta' al-malfoof
butter
زبد
zobd
cheese
جبن
jobn
honey
عسل
شهد
a'sal
shahd

jam [Sg]
مربى
moraba
jams [Pl]
مربى
moraba
egg [Sg]
بيضة
baydah
eggs [Pl]
بيض
bayd
noodles
نودلز
معكرونة
noodles
ma'karounah

rice
أرز
orz
yoghurt [Sg]
زبادي
لبن رائب
zabady
laban ra'eb

yoghurts [Pl]
زبادي
لبن رائب
zabady
laban ra'eb

sugar
سكر
sokkar
salt
ملح
malh
pepper
فلفل
felfel
spice [Sg]
بهار
buhar
spices [Pl]
بهارات
buharat
oil
زيت
zayt

Basic Words & Phrases

EnglishArabicArabic
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
(to) eat
أكل
akal
food
طعام
أطعمة
ta'am
ate'mah

(to) drink
شَرَبَ
sharab
drink [Sg]
مشروب
mashroub
drinks [Pl]
مشروبات
mashroubat
hungry
جائع
ja'ye'
hunger
جوع
jue'
thirsty
ظمآن
zama'an
thirst
ظمأ
zama'
(to) cook
طَها
taha
(to) taste
تذوق
tadzawaq
tasty
لذيذ
ladzeedz
delicious
شهي
shahy
Bon appetit! / Enjoy your meal!
بالهناء والشفاء!
تمنياتي بوجبة شهية!
bel hana' wal shefa'!
tamanyaty bewajba shaheyah!

Cheers! / To your health!
في صحتك!
fi sehetak!
breakfast
وجبة الإفطار
wajbat al eftar
lunch
وجبة الغذاء
wajbat al ghadza'
dinner
وجبة العشاء
wajbat al a'asha'
restaurant [Sg]
مطعم
mata'm
restaurants [Pl]
مطاعم
mata'em
bar [Sg]
حانة
haanah
bars [Pl]
حانات
hanat
café
مقهى
maqha

Dishes

EnglishArabicArabic
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
soup [Sg]
حساء
hesa'
soups [Pl]
حساء
hesa'
salad [Sg]
سلطة
salatah
salads [Pl]
سلطات
salatat
french fries / chips
بطاطس مقلية
رقائق البطاطس
batates maqleyah
raqaeq al-batates

Dishes & Cutlery

EnglishArabicArabic
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
cutlery
أدوات المائدة
adawat al ma'eda
fork
شوكة
shaukah
spoon
ملعقة
mela'qah
knife
سكين
sekeen
plate
طبق
tabaq
glass
كأس
ka's
cup
كوب
koub
mug
كوب
koub

Drinks

EnglishArabicArabic
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
water
ماء
مياه
ma'
meyah

mineral water
مياه معدنية
meyah ma'daneyah
soda water / sparkling water
ماء الصودا
مياه غازية
ma' el-souda
meyah ghazeyah

still water
مياه راكدة
ماء راكد
meyah rakedah
ma' raked

juice [Sg]
عصير
aseer
juices [Pl]
عصائر
a'asae'r
beer
جعة
بيرة
jeah
beerah

wine
نبيذ
nabeedz
champagne
شامبانيا
shampanya
cocktail
كوكتيل
cocktail
milk
حليب
لبن
haleeb
laban

cocoa
كاكاو
kakaw
coffee
قهوة
qahwah
tea
شاي
shay

Flavors

EnglishArabicArabic
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
sweet
حلو
holu
sour
لاذع
laze'
spicy
حار
har
salty
مالح
maleh
bitter
مُر
mur

Fruit & Vegetables

EnglishArabicArabic
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
fruit
فاكهة
fakehah
vegetables
خضروات
khodrawat
apple [Sg]
تفاحة
tofahah
apples [Pl]
تفاح
tofah
orange [Sg]
برتقالة
bortoqalah
oranges [Pl]
برتقال
bortoqal
strawberry [Sg]
ثمرة فراولة
thamarat farawlah
strawberries [Pl]
فراولة
farawlah
banana [Sg]
موزة
mawzah
bananas [Pl]
موز
mawz
potato [Sg]
ثمرة بطاطا
ثمرة بطاطس
thamarat batata
thamarat batates

potatoes [Pl]
بطاطا
بطاطس
batata
batates

cucumber [Sg]
ثمرة خيار
thamarat kheyar
cucumbers [Pl]
خيار
kheyar

Meat & Sausages

EnglishArabicArabic
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
meat
لحم
lahm
sausage [Sg]
قطعة سجق
qeta't sojoq
sausages [Pl]
سجق
sojoq
small sausage [Sg]
قطعة نقانق
qeta't naqaneq
small sausages [Pl]
نقانق
naqaneq
ham
لحم خنزير
lahm khanzeer
chicken
دجاج
dajaj
fish
سمك
أسماك
samak
asmak

beef
لحم بقري
lahm baqary
lamb
ضأن
لحم خراف
da'n
lahm kheraf

Sweets

EnglishArabicArabic
(Romanization)
Pronunciation
(Audio)
chocolate
شوكولاتة
shokulatah
pie [Sg]
فطيرة
fateerah
pies [Pl]
فطائر
fatae'r
cake [Sg]
كعكة
ka'kah
cakes [Pl]
كعك
ka'ek
biscuit [Sg]
قطعة بسكويت
qet'at baskaweet
biscuits [Pl]
بسكويت
baskaweet
icecream
آيس كريم
بوظة
ice cream
buza

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