Kitchen Items in Arabic

What’s good, tasty and always on your mind? FOOD. That’s right everyone, today we’re all about food food. Eating out is great and all, but we’re the DIY kind of people. It is very important to know your kit before you use it, and that is why today we are going to spill the tea on the list of kitchen utensils in Arabic, kitchen appliances in Arabic, and pretty much everything kitchen in Arabic. Are you ready? So are we. Let’s get going chefs.


Kitchen اَلمَطبَخُ Matbakh
Cloak الکَانُونٌ Kanoon
Gas Cloak مُوقِدٌ لِغَازِ Mooqidu Lighaz
Heater سَخَّانَۃٌ Sakhhanatun
Gas Cylinder اُسطُوانَۃٌ Ustawaanatun
Oven فُرنٌ Furn
Gas Pipe قَصَبُ الغَازُ Qasab ul Ghaz
Cauldron طَنجَرَۃٌ Tanjaratun
Kettle غِلایَۃٌ Ghilayatun
Pot قِدرٌ Qidrun
Knife سِکِّینٌ Sikkeen
Pair of Tongs مُلقَطُ Mulqatun
Knife مِبرَدٌ Mibradun
Match کِبرِیتٌ Kibreetun
Fire نارٌ Naar
Ash رَمادٌ Ramad
Flame of Fire جَمرۃٌ Jamratun
Bread Box صندُوقُ الخُبزِ Sandooq ul Khubz
Sugar Box سُکَّرِیَّۃٌ Sukkariyyatun
Salt Box مِملَحَۃٌ Mimlahatun
Tea Box أِبرِیقُ الشَّأیِ Ibreeq us Sha’yi
Coffee Box غِلایۃَ قَھوَۃِ Ghilayati Qahwati
Cup کَوبٌ Kowb
Butter Pot وِعأُ الزُّبدَۃِ Wi’aa uz Zabdah
Milk Pot أِناءُ الحَلیب Inaa’ ul Haleeb
Spark شِرارَۃٌ Shirartun
Smoke دِخانٌ Dikhaan
Fry Pan مِقلاۃٌ Miqlaatun
Fuel وُقُودٌ Wuqoodun
Spoon ملعقةٌ mil’aqahun
Chimney مَدُخَنَۃٌ Madukhanatun
Grill مِشواۃٌ Mishwaatun
Towel فَوطَۃٌ Fowtatun
Trey صِینِیَّۃٌ Seeniyyatun
Iron Pan االطَّابِقٌ Tabiq
Tea Pot بَرَّادَۃٌ Barradatun
Table Cloth سُفرَۃٌ Sufratun
Bottle قِنِینَۃٌ Qineenatun
Rolling Pin مِرقاقُ العَجِین Mirqaq ul Ajeen
Kerosene Oil الکِیرُسِینُ Keeruseen
Dough Ball عَجِینَۃٌ Ajeenatun


Now that we got a few vocabulary words into our dictionaries, let’s try to structure relevant phrases and sentences that would do us good when in need.


طبق /Tabaq/ plate
هذا الطبق متسخ
/hātha al-tabaqu muttasikh
This plate is dirty.


زبدية /zubddiyah/ bowl
زبدية زرقاء
/zubddiyah  zarqā/ʾ
Blue bowl


غلاية /ġallāyah/ kettle
غلاية حمراء
/Ġallāya Hamrā/ʾ
Red kettle


قدر /qidr/ pot
هذا القدر عمره عشر سنوات
/hathā al-qidru umruhu ašru sanawāt/
This pot is ten years old.


مقلاة /miqlāh/ frying pan
البصل يقلى فى المقلاة
/al-basalu yuqlā fil-miqlāh/
The onions are sautéed in the frying pan.


سكين /sikkīn/ knife
هل يمكنك أن تمررلي السكين؟
/hal yumkinuka ʾan tumarrira lī as-sikkīn?/
Could you pass me the knife?


ملعقة /mil’aqah/ Spoon

دواء شرب و ملعقة و كوب بلاستيكي
/dawā šurbi wa mil’aqah wa kūb blāstiyikī/
Liquid medicine, a spoon and a small plastic cup


شوكة /shawkah/ Fork
شوكة على طبق
/šawkah alā tabaq/
Fork on a plate.


لوح تقطيع lawhu taqī/ Cutting board
الطباخ يقطع البيضة المسلوقة على لوح التقطيع
/al-tabbākhu yuqaiu al-baīda al-maslūqata alā lawhi al-taqī/ʿ
The cook is cutting a hard-boiled egg on the cutting board.



It is important to know how to use these phrases, when it use them and time of use as well. Kitchen utensils in Arabic are fixed and generally follow no specific rule, however, you will notice that words that were once a verb like tabakh طبخ meaning (he/she) cooks, would be turned into matbakh مطبخ meaning kitchen.