levantine arabic adjectives

Levantine Arabic adjectives – list of 400 adjectives

Learn over 400 adjectives in Levantine Arabic. We present to you our alphabetical list of adjectives used in the Levantine dialect. Enrich your vocabulary and learn useful, everyday words.

Some of the adjectives in Levantine Arabic are the same and pronounced the same way as in Modern Standard Arabic, some are the same but pronounced differently and others are quite different from MSA.

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levantine arabic adjectives

The list includes:

  • basic adjectives like big, small, high, low, etc.
  • advanced level adjectives like controversial, luxurious, political etc.
  • Arabic words with short vowel marks
  • transliteration

Levantine Arabic Adjectives List

Levantine Arabic adjectives: A

EnglishArabicTransliteration
Absentغايِبghaayib
AdditionalإضافيiDaafi
Aggressiveعُدْواني3udwaani
Aliveعايِش3aayish
AllowedمَسْموحmasmooH
Amazingرائِعraa’i3
AmbitiousطَموحTamooH
Angryمْعَصّبm3aSSib
AnnoyedمِتْضايِقmitDaayiq
Annoyingمُزْعِجmuz3ij
Annualسَنَويsanawi
Anounymousمَجْهولmajhool
Appropriateمُناسِبmunaasib
Arrogantمَغْرورmaghroor
Ashamedخَجْلانkhajlaan
Attachedمُرْفَقmurfaq
Automatic أَوْتوماتيكي autoomaatiiki
ِAutumnخَريفيkhareefi
Availableمِتْوَفّرmitwaffir

Levantine Arabic adjectives: B

EnglishArabicTransliteration
Badسَيّءsayyi’
Basicأَساسيasaasi
Beautifulجَميل / حلوjameel / Helou
BetterأحْسَنaHsan
Bigكبيرkbeer
Bitterمُرّmurr
Boiledمَسْلوقmaslooq
Boredزَهْقانzahqaan
Boringمُمِلّmumill
Braveشُجاعshujaa3
BriefمُخْتَصَرmukhtaSar
Brokenمَكْسورmaksoor
BurnedمَحْروقmaHrooq

Levantine Arabic adjectives: C

EnglishArabicTransliteration
Calmهاديhaadi
CarefulحَذِرHadhir
Centralمَرْكَزيmarkazi
Certainمِتْأكّدmitakkid
Certifiedمُعْتَمَدmu3tamad
Chaotical / messyفَوْضَويfawDawi
Cheapرْخيصrkhees
ChildishطُفوليTufooli
Civilمَدَنيmadani
Classic / classicalكْلاسيكيklaasiiki
Cleanنْظيفndeef
ClearواضِحwaaDiH
CleverشاطِرshaaTir
Closed مُغْلَق / مْسَكَّرmughlaq / msakkar
Cloudyمْغَيّمmghayyim
Cockyمَغْرورmaghroor
Coldبارِدbaarid
Cold (feeling)بَرْدانbardaan
Colorful / coloredمْلَوَّنmlawwan
ComfortableمُريحmureeH
Commercialتِجاريtijaari
Completeكامِلkaamil
Complicatedمُعَقَّدmu3aqqad
Consciousواعيwaa3i
Confidentواثِقwaathiq
ConfusedمِحْتارmiHtaar
Controversialمُثير للجَدَلmutheer lal-jadal
CorrectمَزْبوطmazbooT
Crazyمَجْنونmajnoon
Creativeمُبْدِعmubdi3
Crispyمْقَرْمِشmqarmish
Crustyيابِسyaabis
Culturalثقافيthaqaafi
Curious / nosyفُضوليfuDooli
CurrentحاليHaali
CutمَقْطوعmaqToo3
CuteمَهْضومmahDoom

Levantine Arabic adjectives: D

EnglishArabicTransliteration
Dailyّيَوْميyawmi
DangerousخَطيرkhaTeer
Darkغامِقghaamiq
Deadمَيّتmayyit
Deepعَميق3ameeq
Deliciousزاكيzaaki
Depressedمُكْتَئِبmukta’ib
Desperate /hopeless يائِسyaa’is
Different مُخْتَلِف / غيرmukhtalif / gheer
DifficultصَعِبSa3eb
Diligentمُجْتَهِدmujtahid
Diplomaticدِبْلوماسيdibloomaasi
Directدُغْريdughri
Dirtyوِسِخwisikh
Disgustingمُقْرِفmuqrif
Dizzyدايِخdaayikh
Doubtfulمَشْكوكmashkook
Drunkسَكْرانsakraan
Dryناشِفnaashif

Levantine Arabic adjectives: E

EnglishArabicTransliteration
Earlyمُبَكّرmubakkir
Easternشَرْقيsharqi
Easyسَهِلsahil
EconomicalاِقْتِصاديiqtiSaadi
Educationalتَعْليميta3leemi
Electronicإليكْترونيiliiktrooni
Elegantأَنيقaniiq
EmbarrassingمُحْرِجmuHrij
Emotionalعاطِفي3aaTifi
EmptyفاضيfaaDi
EnergeticنَشيطnasheeT
EngagedمَخْطوبmakhToob
EnviousحَسودHasood
Ethical أخْلاقيakhlaaqi
Evil / wickedشِرّيرshareer
Excellentمُمْتازmumtaaz
ExcitedمِتْحَمّسmitHammis
Exhaustedمُرْهَقmurhaq
Expectedمُتَوَقَّعmutawaqqa3
Expensiveغاليghaali
Externalخارِجيkhaariji

Levantine Arabic adjectives: F

EnglishArabicTransliteration
Fabulousخُرافيkhuraafi
Fairعادِل3aadil
Falseمُزَيَّفmuzayyaf
Famousمَشْهورmashhoor
Farبْعيدb3eed
Fastسَريعsaree3
FatناصِحnaaSiH
Fat (greasy)دُهْنيduhni
Favorite / preferable مُفَضَّلmufaDDal
Feminineنِسائيnisaa’i
Fictionalخَياليkhayaali
Firstأوَّلawwal
FlatمُسَطَّحmusaTTaH
Flexibleمَرِنّmarinn
Forbiddenمَمْنوعmamnoo3
Foreignأجْنَبيajnabi
Free (from freedom)حُرّhorr
Free (sth for free)مَجّانيmajjaani
Friedمَقْليmaqli
Friendlyوَدودwadood
Frozenمْجَمَّد / مْثَلّجmujammad / muthallaj
Fullمَلْيانmalyaan
Fun مُسَلّيmusalli
FunnyمُضْحِكmuDHik

Levantine Arabic adjectives: G

EnglishArabicTransliteration
General عام3aam
Generousكَريمkareem
GentleلَطيفlaTeef
Globalعالَمي3aalami
GoodمْنيحmneeH
GovernmentalحُكوميHukoomi
Greatعَظيم3aDHeem
Guiltyمُذْنِبmudhnib

Levantine Arabic adjectives: H

EnglishArabicTransliteration
Handsomeوَسيمwaseem
HappyمَبْسوطmabsooT
HardصَعِبSa3eb
Hard workingمُجْتَهِدmujtahid
HatefulحَقودHaqood
Having a cold مْرَشّحmrashshiH
Heavyثْقيلthqeel
Hesitantمِتْرَدّدmitraddid
Highعالي3aali
Historicalتاريخيtaareekhi
Holyمُقَدَّسmuqaddas
HonestصادِقSaadiq
Horizontalأُفُقيufuqi
Hot (weather) حارّ / حَرّHaar
Hot ساخنsaakhin
Hot (feeling)حَرّانHarraan
HugeضَخِمDakhim
HumbleمُتَواضِعmutawaaDi3
Hungryجُعانjo3aan

I

EnglishArabicTransliteration
Ignorantجاهِلjaahil
Illegalغير شِرْعيgheer shir3i
ImmoralحَرامHaraam
Impatientعَجول3ajool
Importantمُهِمّmuhimm
Importedمُسْتَوْرَدmustawrad
ImpossibleمُسْتَحيلmustaHeel
In a hurry مِسْتَعْجِلmista3jil
Innocentبَريءbarii’
Interesting / enjoyableمُمْتِعmumti3
Internalدَاخِليdaakhali
Internationalدُوَليduwali

J

EnglishArabicTransliteration
Jealousغَيور / غَيْرَانghayoor / ghayraan

K

EnglishArabicTransliteration
KindلَطيفlaTeef
Knownمَعْروفma3roof

L

EnglishArabicTransliteration
Last / final أخيرakheer
Lateمِتْأَخّرmitakhkhir
Lazyكَسولkasool
Legalشَرْعِي / قَانُونيshar3i / qaanooni
Leftمَتْروكmatrook
Light خَفيفkhafeef
Light (color)فاتِحfaatiH
LocalمَحَلّيmaHalli
LogicalمَنْطِقmanTiq
Lonelyوَحيدwaheed
LongطَويلTaweel
LostضايعDaaii3
LovableمَحْبوبmaHboob
LowواطيwaaTi
LoyalمُخْلِصmukhliS
LuckyمَحْظوظmahDHooDH
Luxuriousفاخِرfaakhir

M

EnglishArabicTransliteration
Majorرَئيسيra’iisi
Manualيَدَويyadawi
Marriedمِتْزَوّجmitzawwij
Masculineرِجاليrijaali
Meanلَئيمla’ieem
MedicalطِبّيTibbi
Mentalعَقْلي3aqli
Militaryعَسْكَري3askari
Modestمُحْتَشِمmuhtashim
Muscularمْعَضّلm3aDDil
Mutualمُتبادَلmutabaadal
MysteriousغامِضghaamiD

N

EnglishArabicTransliteration
Narrow / tightضَيّقDayyiq
NaturalطَبيعيTabii3i
Naughtyشَقيshaqi
Neatمْرَتَّبmrattab
NecessaryضَروريDaroori
Negativeسَلْبيsalbi
Neglectedمُهْمَلmuhmal
Nervousمِتْوَتّرmitwattir
Newجْديدjdeed
Noisyمُزْعِجmuz3ij
Normalعادي3aadi
Not availableغير مِتْوَفِرgheer mitwaffir

O

EnglishArabicTransliteration
Officialرَسْميrasmi
Oldقَديمqadeem
OpenمَفْتوحmaftooH
Oppositeمُعاكِسmu3aakis
Optimisticمُتَفائلmutafaa’il
Organizedمُنَظّمmunadhdham

P

EnglishArabicTransliteration
Particular / specificمُعَيَّنmu3ayyan
PatientصَبورSaboor
PersonalشَخْصيshakhSi
Pessimisticمُتَشائمmutashaa’im
Physicalجَسَديjasadi
Politeمُؤدَّبmu’addab
Politicalسِياسيsiyaasi
Poorفَقيرfaqeer
Popularمَشْهورmashoor
Possibleمَعْقولma3qool
Positiveإيجابيiijaabi
Powerfulقَويqawi
Practicalعَمَلي3amali
Pregnantحامِل / حَبْلىHaamil / Habla
PresentحاضِرHaaDir
Previousماضي maaDi
PrivateخاصّkhaaSS
ProfessionalمُحْتَرِفmuHtarif
Proudفَخورfakhoor
Provocativeمُثيرmutheer
Psychologicalنَفْسيnafsi
Publicعام3aam

Q

EnglishArabicTransliteration
Quietهاديhaadi

R

EnglishArabicTransliteration
Racistعُنْصُري3onSori
Rancidزِنِخzinikh
Readyجاهِزjaahiz
RealحَقيقيHaqeeqi
Realisticواقِعيwaaqi3ii
Reasonableعاقِل3aaqil
Recklessمُتَهَوّرmutahawwir
Religiousدينيdeeni
Remarkableمُمَيَّزmumayyaz
Residentialسَكَنيsakani
RespectableمُحْتَرَمmuHtaram
Responsibleمَسؤولmas’ool
Richغَنيghani
Rightصَحيح SaHeeH
Romanticرومانْسيroomaansi
Roundدائريdaa’iri
RudeوِقِحwiqiH

S

EnglishArabicTransliteration
Sadزَعْلان / حَزينza3laan / Hazeen
SaltyمالِحmaaliH
SatisfiedراضيraaDi
Scaredخايِفkhaayif
Scaryمُخيفmukheef
Secretسِرّيsirri
Selfishأنانيanaani
SensitiveحَسّاسHassaas
Seriousجَدّيjaddi
SharpحادّHadd
ShortقَصيرqaSeer
ShyمِسْتْحيmistHi
SickمَريضmareeD
Sillyسَخيفsakheef
SimpleبَسيطbaseeT
SincereمُخْلِصmukhliS
Sleepyنَعْسانna3saan
SlimنْحيفnHeef
SlowبَطيءbaTi’
SmallصْغيرSgheer
Smartذَكيdhaki
Socialاِجْتِماعيijtimaa3i
Softناعِمnaa3im
SourحامِضHaamiD
SpicyّحارHarr
Spontaneousعَفَوي3afawi
Springرَبيعيrabii3i
Squareمُرَبَّعmurabba3
Stableمُسْتَقِرّmustaqirr
Stingyبَخيلbakheel
Straightمُسْتَقيمmustaqeem
Strongقَويqawi
Stubbornعَنيد3aneed
StuckمَحْبوسmaHboos
Stupidغَبيghabi
Stylishأنيقaneeq
SuccessfulناجِحnaajiH
SummerصَيفيSeifi
Sunnyمُشْمِسmushmis
Suspiciousمُثير للشَّكmutheer lash-shakk
SweetحلوHelou

T

EnglishArabicTransliteration
Talentedمَوْهوبmawhoob
Tastyزاكيzaaki
Technicalتِقَنيtiqani
Temporaryمُؤَقَّتmu’aqqat
TerribleفَظيعfaDHii3
Terrifiedمَرْعوبmar3oob
The same نَفْسnafs
Thirstyعَطْشان3aTshaan
Tiredتَعْبانta3baan
Tough / roughقاسي /خِشِنqaasi / khishin

U

EnglishArabicTransliteration
Uglyبِشِعbishi3
Unexpectedغير مُتَوَقَّعgheer mutawaqqa3
UnfairظالِمDHaalim
Uniqueفَريدfareed
UnluckyمَنْحوسmanHoos
Urgentعاجِل3aajil
Usedمُسْتَعْمَلmusta3mal
Usefulمُفيدmufeed

V

EnglishArabicTransliteration
Verbalشَفَويshafawi
Verticalعَمودي3amoodi
Violentعَنيف3aneef

Y

EnglishArabicTransliteration
YoungصغيرSgheer

W

EnglishArabicTransliteration
WeakضَعيفDa3eef
Weird / strangeغَريبghareeb
Westernغَرْبيgharbi
Wet مبْلول / مْبَلَّلmablool / mballal
Wideعَريض3areeD
Wideواسِعwaasi3
Wildبَرّيbarri
Winterشَتَويshatawi
WiseحَكيمHakeem
Woodenخَشَبيkhashabi
Worriedقَلْقانqalqaan
Worseأسوأaswa’
WrongغَلَطghalaT
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