Clothing

Clothing

Knowing some vocabulary for clothing in Arabic is useful in any situation if you traveled to the Middle East. For instance, you packed mostly light, summer clothes and it starts to be foggy and rainy. Thus, you’ll need a visit to the store and ask for a jacket (miʻTaf / مِعْطَف). Similarly, you might need to buy a new colored t-shirt.

Kaleela is here to help whether no matter what reason you have to learn Arabic. Therefore, knowing the names in Arabic for various clothing items is a pretty good start. However, you will also need to know the colors in Arabic and different adjectives.

Let’s presume you will need formal wear, therefore you’ll ask the salesman for a shirt (qameeS / قَميص), a pair of trousers (binTaal / بِنْطال) and a pair of shoes (HiTHaaʼ / حِذاء). Likewise, the ladies might prefer a skirt (tannoorah / تَنُّورَة) and a bag (Haqeebah / حَقيبَة). It’s not enough to ask for the item, in addition, you’ll ask for a size big (kabeer /كَـبير) or small (Sagheer /صَغير). However, colors in Arabic is another story. When used as adjectives, they would need to follow the gender of the noun. For example, black is ʼaswad / أَسْوَد, as in black trousers – بِنْطال أَسْوَد. But when using it with a feminine noun like “skirt”, it will turn into tannoorah sawdaaʼ سَوْداء تَنُّورَة .

To sum up, check out our clothing topic to learn more!

 

 

أَحْمَر

 

/ʼaHmar/

 

Means

 

Red

 

 

 


 

 

أَبْيَض

 

/ʼabyadh/

 

Means

 

White

 

 

 


 

 

أَزْرَق

 

/ʼazraq/

 

Means

 

Blue

 

 

 


 

 

أَسْوَد

 

/ʼaswad/

 

Means

 

Black

 

 

 


 

 

أَخْضَر

 

/ʼakhdhar/

 

Means

 

Green

 

 

 


 

 

بِنْطال

 

/binTaal/

 

Means

 

Trousers

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

قَميص

 

/qameeS/

 

Means

 

Shirt

 

 

 

 


 

 

تَنُّورَة

 

/tannoorah/

 

Means

 

Skirt

 

 

 

 


 

 

Nouns in Arabic always come

 

before adjectives

 

As in (بِنْطال أَسْوَد)

 

 

 

 


 

 

Adjectives should agree with the

 

the corresponding nouns in gender

 

As in (تَنُّورَة بَيْضاء)

 

 

 

 


 

 

مِعْطَف

 

/miʻTaf/

 

Means

 

Jacket

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

حَقيبَة

 

/Haqeebah/

 

Means

 

Bag

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

قُبَّعَة

 

/qubbaʻah/

 

Means

 

Hat

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

حِذاء

 

/HiTHaaʼ/

 

Means

 

Shoes

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

طَويل

 

/Taweel/

 

Means

 

Long and tall

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

قَصير

 

/qaSeer/

 

Means

 

Short

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

جَميل

 

/jameel/

 

Means

 

Beautiful

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

هَلْ

 

/hal/

 

Is used as a question word

 

for “Yes or No” questions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

وَ

 

/wa/

 

Means

 

And

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

أَو

 

/ʼaw/

 

Means

 

Or

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

لكِن

 

/laakin/

 

Means

 

But

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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