People say “Home is where your heart is”, but what do you do when you move to the Middle East and you find yourself in the situation of searching for accommodation? You have to break the language barrier and search for a new home of course! Whether is renting an apartment or do the occasional maintenance, knowing your accommodation vocabulary in Arabic is essential. For instance, you need to say to the cab driver to drop you off on a specific street, in front of your building, or that you need to call a plumber to fix your kitchen sink. In this topic, we included the basic words you will need to manage yourself around the house like house in Arabic or apartment in Arabic. Moreover, we’ve included words outside the household to be able to give your address to anyone asking for it, like street in Arabic.
First, let’s look at some things you might see when stepping outside. Any address includes the street (shaariʻ / شـارِع) name, a building (mabnaa / مَبْنى) or house (bayt / بَيْت) number and your apartment’s (shaqqah / شَقَّة) floor.
As you step inside your house, you go to your bedroom (ghurfat nawm / غُرْفَة نَوم ) to get yourself into something more comfortable. Or maybe you might go to the kitchen (maTbakh / مَطْبَخ ) for a glass of water. For sure you will need to know how to say bathroom in Arabic ( Hammaam / حَمَّـام ) in case you might need to call a plumber to fix some bad piping. Similarly, every room ( ghurfah / غُرْفَة ) in your new Middle Eastern home needs maintenance, so this topic is what you need.
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