Arabic food vocabulary

Arabic food vocabulary

 

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food

akl

foods

ma'kulaat bahrya /italia / masrya /surrya

meal

akla (pl.) akalaat

 

Ta''a (pl.) Ta''aat

delivery

'' tawSiil  -

restaurant

'' maT3am (pl.) maTaa3im

waiter

metre | garsoon

breakfast

fiTaar

lunch

ġhada

dinner

3ašha

to have breakfast

fiTir - yifTar (fiTaar)

to have lunch

itġadda - yitġadda (ġada)

to have dinner

it3ašša - yit3ašša (3aša)

recipe

'' waSfa (pl.) waSafaat

ingredient

muHtawiyaat

can

3elba (pl.) 3ilab

jar

barTamaan (pl.) barTamaanaat

box

Sunduu' (pl.) Sanadii'

hungry (hunger)

ga3aan (goo3)

thirsty (thirst)

''3aTšhaan (pl.) 3iTaahš (3aTaš)

full (from eating)

'' šab3aan (pl.) šabaa3a

to eat

akal/kal - yaakul (akl)

to drink

širib - yišrab (šurb)

to cook

Tabax - yiTbux (Tabx)

 

 

to bake (esp. bread)

xabaz - yixbiz (xabiiz)

to stir

'allab - yi'allib (ta'liib)

to mix

xalaT - yixluT (xalT)

 

 

to pour

 

kabb - yikubb (kabb)

to boil (water)

ġili - yiġli (ġalayaan)

to boil (food)

sala' - yislu' (sal')

to boil over (to overflowing)

'' faara - yafuuru (foor)

to burn, be scorched

šaaT - yišiiT (šiyaaT)

to dissolve s.t.

dawwib - yidawwib (tadwiib)

to melt s.t.

sayyaH - yisayyaH (tasyiiH)

to sprinkle, scatter

natar - yintur (natr)

 

'' rašša - yaruššu (rašš) __ 3ala

to add (to)

'' aDaafa - yaDiifu (iDaafa) ila

to heat (s.t.) up

saxxan - yisaxxan (tasxiin)

to grease s.t. (with)

dahan - yidhin (dihaan) s.t. bi-

to peel (something)

'aššar - yi'aššar (ta'šiir)

to grate

'' bašara - yabšuru (bašr)

to strain/drain

'' Saffa - yiSaffi (taSfiya)

to cut

'aTTa3 - yi'aTTi3 (ta'Tii3)

slice

xarTa (pl.) xuraT

piece

Hetta (pl.) Hetat

to soak (s.t. in water)

na'a3 - yin'a3 (na'3)

to chew

'' maDaġa - yamDuġu (maDġ)

drink

'' mašruub (pl.) mašruubaat

juice

3aSiir (pl.) 3aSaayir

water

mayya

tea

'' šaay

coffee

'ahwa

milk

laban

alcohol

'' xamr

wine

nibiit

champagne

'' šampanya

beer

'' biira

fruit

fakha (pl.) fawaakih

apple

'' tuffaaH

orange

burtu'aal/n

banana

'' mooz

lemon

lamuun

lime

lamuun

watermelon

'' baTTiix

cantaloupe

šammaam

strawberry

'' farawla

cherry

kireiz

grape

''3inab

raisin

Zibiib bedon bezzr

pear

kommetra

peach

'' xoox

plum

bar'uu'

prune

bar'uu' naashif

pomegranate

rummaan

apricot

mišmiš

guava

guwaafa

dates (fresh)

balaH

dates (dried/processed)

tamr

pineapple

'' ananaas

coconut

gooz hind

berry

'' tuut

blueberry

tuut azra'

raspberry

tuut aHmar

blackberry

tuut iswid

mango

manga

fig

'' tiin

olive

zatuun

popcorn

fišaar

nuts

mikassaraat

almonds

looz

walnuts

3ein gamal

hazelnuts

bondo'

peanuts

sudaani

vegetables

xuDrawaat | xuDaar

carrot

gazar

cauliflower

'arnabiiT

lettuce

'' xass

cucumber

'' xiyaar

zucchini

koosa

cabbage

kurumb

peas

bisilla

radish

figl

celery

'' karafs

okra

bamya

eggplant

bidingaan

artichoke

xaršuuf

spinach

'' sabaanix

potato

baTaaTis

tomato

'' TamaaTim

onion

'' baSal

garlic

toom

clove

'' faSS (pl.) fuSuuS

corn

dura

mushroom

šampinyoon

 

3ešš ġuraab

pumpkin

3ar' 3asali

beans

'' fuul

chickpeas

HommoS

lentils

3ads

soup

šurba

salad

'' salaTa

meat

laHma

poultry

Zafar

chicken

firaax

lamb

laHma Daani

beef

laHma ba'ari

veal

bitillu

turkey

'' diik ruumi

fish

'' samak

pork

'' laHm al-xanziir

shrimp

'' gambari

crab

kaburiya

lobster

istakooza

clam

gandofli

oyster

'' maHaar

octopus

uxTabuuT

bread

3eiš

loaf of bread*

'' raġiif (pl.) arġifa

 

a long, thin bread roll (similar to hot dog buns)

3eiš fiinu

 

a round bread roll (like dinner rolls)

3eiš kayzar

 

yeast

'' xamiira

 

dough

3agiin

 

to knead

3agan - yi3gin (3agn)

 

to rise

itxammar - yitxammar (xumraan)

 

cheese

gibna

 

butter

zibda

 

jam

mirabba

 

yogurt

zabaadi

 

honey

''

 

molasses

3asal iswid

 

rice

ruzz

 

pasta

makaroona

 

egg

''

 

desserts, sweets

 

ice cream

 

scoop

boola

 

cake

gatooh

 

gum

libaan

 

sugar

sukkar

 

salt

malH

 

pepper

filfil

 

oil

zeit

 

olive oil

zeit zeituun

 

vinegar

xall

 

spices

buharaat

 

 

'' tawaabil

 

flour

di'ii'

 

wheat

'amH

 

mint

ni3naa3

 

parsley

ba'duunis

 

cinnamon

'irfa

 

ginger

ganzabiil

 

cumin

'' kammuun

 

nutmeg

goozit iT-Tiib

 

turmeric

kurkum

 

coriander

kuzbara

 

cloves

'oronfil

 

saffron

'' za3faraan

 

thyme

''

 

vegetarian

''

 

to be on a diet

3aamil/3amla režiim

 

nutrition

ġiza

 

appetite

nifs lil-akl

 

boiled

masluu'

 

fried

ma'li

 

 

miHammar

 

grilled

mešwi

 

roasted

rosto

 

stuffed

maHši

 

minced

mafruum

 

crunchy

mi'armiš

 

raw

nayy

 

delicious

laziiz

 

delicious, appetizing

'' šahi

 

fresh

Taaza

 

natural

''

 

tender

Tari

 

dry

''

 

sweet

''

 

hot (spicy)

Haami | Harraa' | mešaTTa

 

hot (temperature)

suxn

 

cold

''

 

 

saa'i3

 

taste, flavor

Ta3m (pl.) Tu3uum

 

flavor

nakha

 

bitter

murr

 

sour

miziz

 

spoiled

xasraan

 

to spoil, go bad (of food or milk etc.)

xisir - yixsar (xusaara)

 

to go sour (of food or milk etc.)

HimiD - yiHmaD (HamaDaan)

 

rotten, moldy

mi3affin

 

burned

maHruu'

 

undercooked

mi3aggin

 

 

Last modified: Thursday, 11 May 2017, 3:45 PM