Common Arabic Words For Feelings And Emotions

Common Arabic Words For Feelings And Emotions


How do you feel right now? What do you say when you’re happy or surprised, worried or embarrassed? Sometimes we have beautiful things to say and at other times, nastier things to utter. Sometimes we might be on the giving end of these things and occasionally on the receiving side of them.

Our ability to interact with each other and manage our relationships with our peers depends considerably on our ability to decipher emotions and feelings. Moods are part of our life and we should embrace them and manage them to our advantage. So can you express your emotions in Arabic? In this article we are going to learn about the different moods and emotions and how to describe them in Arabic along with some other emotion related words.


To feel in Arabic / Yasha’ar / يشعر

Feeling in Arabic / Masha’er / مشاعر

Emotion in Arabic / Awatef /عواطف

To hide in Arabic (one’s feelings) / Yaktim / يكتم

To fall in love in Arabic (with her) / Yaqa’/ يقع

Passion in Arabic / Shaghaf / شغف

Love in Arabic / Hubb / حبّ

Hate in Arabic / Karahiyya / كراهية

feel in Arabic / Yasha’ar / يشعر Feeling in Arabic / Masha’er / مشاعرEmotion in Arabic / Awatef /عواطف

Hate in Arabic / Karahiyya / كراهية

Yearning in Arabic / Haniin / حنين

Desire in Arabic / Raghbeh / رغبة

Despair in Arabic / Ya’s / يأس

To cry in Arabic / Yabki / يبكي

Tears in Arabic / Dama’ / دموع

To laugh in Arabic / Yadhak / يضحك

To scream in Arabic / Yasrukh / يصرخ

To insult in Arabic / Yuheen / يهين

Happy in Arabic / Sa’eed / سعيد

Sad in Arabic / Hazeen / حزين

Hungry in Arabic / Ja’e’ /جائع  

Thirsty in Arabic / Atshan /عطشان 

Tired in Arabic / Ta’ban / تعبان

Fine in Arabic / Bkhayr / بخير

Depressed in Arabic / Mukta’eb /مكتئب  

Jealous in Arabic / Ghayoor / غيور

Envious in Arabic / Hasood / حسود

Surprised in Arabic / Mutfaje’ / منفاجئ

To forgive in Arabic / Yusamih / يسامح

To hug in Arabic / Yuaniq yahdun / يعانق يحضن

Proud in Arabic / Fakhur / فخور

Relaxed in Arabic / Aistirkha’ / استرخاء

Worried in Arabic / Qaleq / قلق

Annoyed in Arabic / Munzaeij / منزعج

Frustrated in Arabic / Muhbat / محبط

Angry in Arabic / Ghadib / غاضب

Embarrassed in Arabic / Muhraj / محرج

Sensitive in Arabic / Hassas / حساس

Calm in Arabic / Hudu’ / هدوء

Lonely in Arabic / Wahid / وحيد

Friendly in Arabic / Wadud / ودود

Amazed in Arabic / Munadihish / مندهش

Afraid in Arabic / Khayif / خائف

Disgusted in Arabic / Mushma’iz / مشمئز

Confident in Arabic / Wathiq / واثق

Stubborn in Arabic / Aneed / عنيد

Greedy in Arabic / Jashe / جشع

Generous in Arabic / Kariim / كريم

Loving in Arabic / Mahabun / محب

Kind in Arabic / Tayyib / طيّب

Polite in Arabic / Mu’addab  / مؤدب

Lazy in Arabic / Kasul / كسول

Hardworking in Arabic / Mujtahid / مجتهد

Brave in Arabic / Shuja’ / شجاع

Curious in Arabic / fudulii / فضولي

Crazy in Arabic / Majnoon / مجنون

Smart in Arabic / Dhaki / ذكي

Honest in Arabic / Sadaq / صادق

Liar in Arabic / Kadhaab / كذاب

Naïve in Arabic / Sadhaj / ساذج

Optimistic in Arabic / Mutafa’il / متفائل

Pessimistic in Arabic / Mutasha’im / متشائم

Funny in Arabic / Mudhik / مضحك

Unique in Arabic / Fariid / فريد

Sleepy in Arabic / Na’san / نعسان

Exhausted in Arabic / Munhak / منك

Please note that in Arabic the preposition you usually use with emotions is من / min. For example:


 محرج من / muhraj min / Embarrassed by
غاضب من / ghadhib min / Angry at
 مستغرب من / mutfaje’ min / Surprised at and so on.

Now, instead of only being able to say I am fine in Arabic, we hope this list will help you better express your emotions with your Arab friends. Perhaps this will even take your new friendships to the next level.