Arabic clothing & shopping vocabulary

Arabic clothing & shopping vocabulary

 

English

Egyptian Arabic

clothes

huduum

libs

to wear; put on

libis - yilbis (libs) balbis

to take off

'ala3 - yi'la3 ('al3)b’ala3

to suit someone (e.g. of colors or styles)

laa' - yilii' (laya'aan) 3ala s.o.

da yilii2

3alek =on you “m”

3aleky “f” = that fits you well

da yilii2 3aleya “me”

 

da gameel 3alek

3aleky

Elblusa di gameela 3aleya ?!

Ana haakhod ha

Monasb /a

El shanta di monasba

Liya for me

Liek for you”m”

Lieky  for you “f”

lieku for you “group”

 lieky /3aleky

 

hedeya “gift”

hadaya “gifts”

ma3aya hadaya li el 3ela

ma3aky eh ?

stylish, elegant (elegance, style)

'' aniiq (anaaqa)

chic, elegant (elegance)

šhiik (šhiyaaka)

overdressed, foppish

moHaflaT

shirt

'amiiS (pl.) 'umSaan

sleeve

'' kumm (pl.) akmaam

blouse

biluuza (pl.) biluzaat

coat

balTo (pl.) balaaTi

jacket

žakitta (pl.) žakittaat

pants

'' banTaloon (pl.) banTaloonaat

shorts

šhorT (pl.) šorTaat

skirt

jeepa (pl.) jepaat

gunilla (pl.) gunillaat

dress

'' fustaan (pl.) fasaatiin

suit

'' badla (pl.) bidal

swimsuit

mayooh (pl.) mayohaat

nightgown

'amiiS noom

pajamas

'' bijaama (pl.) bijamaat

underwear

'' malaabis daakhiliyya

underpants

kilott (pl.) kilottaat

men's underwear

libaas (pl.) libasaat/libisa

bra

sutyaan (pl.) sutyanaat

diaper

kafuula (pl.) kawafiil

hat

borneiTa (pl.) baraniiT

gloves

guwanti (pl.) guwantiyaat

scarf

iišaarb (pl.) išarbaat

 hegab

pashamina

belt

Hizaam (pl.) Hizima

buckle

abziim (pl.) abaziim

Hair clip

tooka (pl.) towak

tie

karavatta (pl.) karavattaat

sock

šharaab (pl.) šarabaat

shoes

gazma (pl.) gizam

slipper

šhibšhib (pl.) šabaašib

collar

yaa'a (pl.) ya'aat

koola (pl.) kolaat

button

zuraar (pl.) zaraayir

pocket

geib (pl.) guyuub

eh fi elgeib ?

zipper

soosta

thread

'' kheiT (pl.) khuyuuT

jewel

gawhara (pl.) gawaahir

jewelry

Mugaw haraat

gold/silver/jewels

earring

Hala' (pl.) Hil'aan

necklace

3u2d (pl.) 3i2aad

necklace, choker

kirdaan (pl.) karadiin

bracelet

iswira (pl.) asaawir

ġhuweiša (pl.) ġhawaayiš

ring

''khatem

gold

dahab

silver

faDDa

diamond

Almaaz pl = (at)

pearls

'' lu'lu'  - lay’ai’

glasses

naDDaara

contact lenses

' lenses

sunglasses

naDDaarit šams

wristwatch

saa3it iid

purse

šanTa (pl.) šunaT

kiis (pl.) akyaas

mohafez governor

wallet

'' maHfaZa (pl.) maHaafiZ

umbrella

šamsiyya (pl.) šamaasi

fabric

'umaaš(a)

silk

'' Hariir

wool

'' Suuf (pl.) aSwaaf

velvet

'aTiifa

cotton

'uTn (pl.) a'Taan

lace

dantilla | dantel

leather

gild

dotted

mina''aT

striped

mi'allim

plaid

karohaat

solid color

aattem

embroidered, decorated

mizarkaš

patterned

mišaggar

tight

Dayya'

maHazza'

loose

'' waasi3

wide

3ariiD

modest

Hišma

torn

ma'Tuu3

tailor

xayyaaT (pl.) xayyaTiin

tarzi (pl.) tarziyya

(clothing) size

ma'aas (pl.) ma'asaat

to adjust

ZabaT - yuZbuT

to fit, make to measure

faSSal - yifaSSal (tafSiil)

to shorten

'aSSar/y  - yi'aSSar (ta'Siir)

to mend (ex. a tear)

SallaH - yiSallaH (taSliiH)

to sew

xayyaT - yixayyaT (xiyaaTa)

 

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