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Accommodation

Accommodation

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 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. Moreover, we’ve included words outside the household to be able to give your address to anyone asking for it.

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.

شَقَّة

 

/shaqqah/

 

Means

 

Apartment

 

 

 


 

 

بَيْت

 

/bayt/

 

Means

 

House

 

 

 


 

مَبْنى

 

/mabnaa/

 

Means

 

Building

 

 

 


 

شـارِع

 

/shaariʻ/

 

Means

 

Street

 

 

 


 

هُنا

 

/hunaa/

 

Means

 

Here

 

 

 

 


 

هُناك

 

/hunaak/

 

Means

 

There

 

 

 

 


 

أَسْكُن في

 

 

/ʼaskun fee/

 

Means

 

I live in

 

 

 

 


 

كَـبير

 

/kabeer/

 

Means

 

Big

 

 

 

 


 

صَغير

 

/Sagheer/

 

Means

 

Small

 

 

 

 


 

غُرْفَة

 

/ghurfah/

 

Means

 

Room

 

 

 

 

 


 

حَمَّـام

 

/Hammaam/

 

Means

 

Bathroom

 

 

 

 


 

مَطْبَخ

 

/maTbakh/

 

Means

 

Kitchen

 

 

 

 


 

غُرْفَة نَوم

 

/ghurfat nawm/

 

Means

 

Bedroom

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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