Occupations and professions in arabic

Occupations in Arabic: list of professions and occupations

Learn the names of professions and occupations in Arabic. In this post you will find a list of over 50 occupation names with the pronunciation written down.

Profession مِهْنة mihna

Professions مِهَن mihan

Work/ job

  • 3amal عَمَل
  • وَظيفة waDheefa

Employee

  • مُوَظَّف muwaDhDhaf
  • 3aamil عامِل

Employees مُوَظَّفون muwaDhDhafuun / 3ummaal عُمّال

Unemployed- 3aaTil 3an al-3amal عاطل عن العمل

Unemployment- بَطالة baTaala (or biTaala)

Colleague زَميل zameel

Colleagues زُمَلاء zumalaa’

Company شَرِكة sharika

Professions and Occupations in Arabic

EnglishArabicTransliteration
Salesmanبائِعbaa’i3
Waiterنادِلnaadil
ButcherلَحّامlaHHaam
BarberحَلّاقHallaaq
Bakerخَبّازkhabbaaz
Expertخَبيرkhabeer
TailorخَيّاطkhayyaaT
House Painterدَهّانdahhaan
Painterرَسّامrassaam
Businessmanرَجُل أعْمالrajul a’3maal
Driverسائِقsaa’iq
Poetشاعِرshaa3ir
Journalistصَحافي SaHaafi
DoctorطَبيبTabeeb
PolicemanشُرْطيshurTi
FiremanإطفائيiTfaa’i
PilotطَيّارTayyaar
OfficerضابِطDaabiT
JudgeقاضيqaaDi
Clerk / Writerكاتِبkaatib
Translatorمُتَرْجِمmutarjim
Electricianكَهْرَبائيkahrabaa’i
LawyerمُحاميmuHaami
AccountantمُحاسِبmuHaasib
Managerمُديرmudeer
Farmerمُزارِعmuzaari3
PhotographerمُصَوّرmuSawwir
Singerمُغَنّيmughanni
Teacherمُعَلّم , أُسْتاذ , مُدَرّسmu3allim, ustaadh, mudarris
Actorمُمَثّلmumaththil
HostمُضيفmuDeef
Nurse مُمَرّضmumarriD
Engineerمُهَنْدِسmuhandis
Architectمُهَنْدِس مِعْماريmuhandis mi3maari
Musicianموسيقيmuuseeqi
Mechanicميكانيكيmeekaaneeki
Ministerوَزيرwazeer
Secretaryسِكْرِتيرsikriteer
Carpenterنَجّارnajjaar
Pharmacistصيدلي / صَيْدَلانيSaydali / Saydalaani
Artistفَنّانfannaan
Cookطاه / طَبّاخTaah / Tabbaakh
CleanerمُنَظّفmunaDhDhif
Soldierجُنْديjundi
Scientistعالِم3aalim
DetectiveمُحَقّقmuHaqqiq
DancerراقِصraaqiS
AthleteرياضيriyaaDi
BankerمَصْرِفيmaSrifi
Security GuardحارِسHaaris
Programmerمُبَرْمِجmubarmij
Agentوَكيلwakeel
Builder بَنّاءbannaa’
StudentطالِبTaalib
Occupations and professions in Arabic

*To get the female equivalent of each job you need to add ة (taa marbuta) : طَبيب – طَبيبة , مُدير – مُديرة

How to ask about someone’s occupation in Arabic?

Occupations in arabic

To ask about someone’s profession in Arabic you can say:

  • ما عَمَلُك؟ – maa 3amaluka (m) / maa 3amaluki (f)
  • ما مِهْنَتُك؟ – maa mihnatuka (m) / maa mihnatuki (f)

How to answer the question about occupations in Arabic

Occupations and professions in arabic

If you are the one who is asked about your profession, you can answer in a very simple way – by adding the pronoun I (انا) before the name of your profession.

Examples:

  • أنا مُدَرّس – I’m a teacher (male) – ana mudarris
  • أنا مُدَرّسة – I’m a teacher (female) – ana mudarrisa
  • أنا مُدير – I’m a manager (male) – ana mudeer
  • أنا مُديرة – I’m a manager (female) – ana mudeera

The same rule applies to every other person, so:

  • She is a teacher – هي مُدَرّسة hiya mudarrisa
  • He is a teacher – هو مُدَرّس huwa mudarris
  • We are teachers – نَحْنُ مُدَرّسون naHnu mudarrisuun

How to make the occupations in Arabic plural?

To make each occupation name plural you have to:

  • plural female : add ات (aat) at the end, so: مُدَرّسة – مُدَرّسات
  • plural male: add ون (uun) at the end, so : مُدَرّسمُدَرّسون

*When it comes to the plural for a mixed group, you use the masculine plural.

Practice

Learn common professions and occupations in Arabic with Arabic cartoon.

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