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!
Nouns in Arabic always come
As in (بِنْطال أَسْوَد)
Adjectives should agree with the
the corresponding nouns in gender
As in (تَنُّورَة بَيْضاء)
Long and tall
Is used as a question word
for “Yes or No” questions
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