Egyptian Arabic Vocabulary: Adjectives

Egyptian Arabic Vocabulary

Adjectives

EnglishPronunciationEgyptian ArabicAudio
goodkuwáyyisكُوَيِّس
badwíɧišوِحِش
hardȿulbصُلْب
softʈáriطرى
difficult, hardȿa3bصعْب
easysahlسهْل
importantmuhímmمُهِمّ
necessaryɖarūriضرورى
strongʔáwi (aʔwíya)قَوى (اقْوِيا)
weakɖa3īf (ɖú3afa)ضعيف (ضُعفا)
deep3amīqعميق
shallowɖaɧlضحْل
long; tall (person)ʈawīl (ʈuwāl)طَويل (طُوال)
He’s very tall.húwwa ʈawīl áwi.هُوَّ طَويل اَوى.
shortʔuȿáyyar (ʔuȿār)قُصيّر (قُصار)
She’s quite short.híyya ʔuȿayyára áwi.هِىَّ قُصيّره اَوى.
old, ancientʔadīm (ʔudām)قديم (قُدام)
newgidīd (gudād)جِديد (جُداد)
clear, obviouswāɖiɧواضِح
His answer was very clear.igábtu kānit wáɖɧa gíddan.اِجابْتُه كانِت واضْحه جِدّاً.
unclearmiš wāɖiɧمِش واضِح
cleanniɖīf (nuɖāf)نِضيف (نُضاف)
dirtywísixوِسِخ
heavytiʔīlتِقيل
lightxafīf (xufāf)خفيف (خُفاف)
readygāhizجاهِز
Are you ready yet?ínta gāhiz?اِنْتَ جاهِز؟
I’m ready!ána gāhiz!انا جاهِز!
right (person) (1)ȿaɧɧ [invar.]صحّ
right (person) (2)3ándu ɧaʔʔعنْدُه حقّ
Yes, you’re right!áywa. ínta ȿaɧɧ!اَيْوَه. اِنْتَ صحّ!
wrong (person)ɣalʈānغلْطان
I think you’re wrong (about that).a3táqid ínnak ɣalʈān.اعْتقِد اِنّك غلْطان.
slowbaʈīʔ (buʈāʔ)بطيء (بُطاء)
fast, quicksarī3 (surā3)سريع (سُراع)
hotsuxnسُخْن
warmdāfiدافى
cool, coldsāʔi3ساقِع
famousmašhūrمشْهور
independentmustaqíllمُسْتقِلّ
busymašɣūlمشْغول
empty; available, free (person)fāɖiفاضى
Are you free tomorrow?ínta fāɖi búkra?اِنْتَ فاضى بُكْره؟
fullmalyānملْيان
usefulmufīdمُفيد
useless (1)ma-lūš lázmaملوش لازْمه
useless (2)min ɣēr fáydaمِن غيْر فايْده
careful, cautious (1)ɧarīȿ (ɧuraȿāʔ)حريص (حُرصاء)
careful, cautious (2)bi-htimāmبِاهْتِمام
carelessmúhmilمُهْمِل
absent-mindedsarɧānسرْحان
openmaftūɧمفْتوح
closedmaʔfūlمقْفول
wetmablūlمبْلول
drynāšifناشِف
quiethādiهادى
noisymúz3igمُزْعِج
roughxíšinخِشِن
smoothnā3imناعِم
narrow; tightɖáyyaʔضيّق
wide; loosewāsi3واسِع
dark (1)ɖílimضِلْم
dark (2)miɖállimمِضلِّم
bright, lightmináwwarمِنوّر
sharpɧāddحادّ
bluntmiš ɧāddمِش حادّ
additionaliɖāfiاضافى
the same __nafs il__نفْس الـ__
similarmušābihمُشابِه
differentmuxtálifمُخْتلِف
possiblemúmkinمُمْكِن
impossiblemustaɧīlمُسْتحيل
probable, likelymuɧtámalمُحْتمل

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