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Adjectives in Egyptian Arabic

Adjectives in Egyptian Arabic

goodkuwáyyisكُوَيِّس
badwíɧišوِحِش
hardȿulbصُلْب
softʈáriطري
difficult, hardȿa3bصعْب
easysahlسهْل
importantmuhímmمُهِمّ
necessaryɖarūriضروري
strongʔáwi (aʔwíya)قَوي (أقْوِيا)
weakɖa3īf (ɖú3afa)ضعيف (ضُعفا)
deep3amīqعميق
shallowɖaɧlضحْل
long; tall (person)ʈawīl (ʈuwāl)طَويل (طُوال)
He’s very tall.húwwa ʈawīl ʔáwi.هُوَّ طَويل أَوي.
shortʔuȿáyyar (ʔuȿār)قُصيّر (قُصار)
She’s quite short.híyya ʔuȿayyára ʔáwi.هِيَّ قُصيّرة أَوي.
old, ancientʔadīm (ʔudām)قديم (قُدام)
newgidīd (gudād)جِديد (جُداد)
clear, obviouswāɖiɧواضِح
His answer was very clear.igábtu kānit wáɖɧa gíddan.إجابْتُه كانِت واضْحة جِدّاً.
unclearmiš wāɖiɧمِش واضِح
cleanniɖīf (nuɖāf)نِضيف (نُضاف)
dirtywísixوِسِخ
heavytiʔīlتِقيل
lightxafīf (xufāf)خفيف (خُفاف)
readygāhizجاهِز
Are you ready yet?ʔínta gāhiz?إنْتَ جاهِز؟
I’m ready!ʔána gāhiz!أنا جاهِز!
right (person)ȿaɧɧ [invar.]صحّ
right (person)3ándu ɧaʔʔعنْدُه حقّ
Yes, you’re right!ʔáywa, ʔínta ȿaɧɧ!أَيْوَة، إنْتَ صحّ!
wrong (person)ɣalʈānغلْطان
I think you’re wrong (about that).ʔa3táqid ʔínnak ɣalʈān.أعْتقِد إنّك غلْطان.
slowbaʈīʔ (buʈāʔ)بطيء (بُطاء)
fast, quicksarī3 (surā3)سريع (سُراع)
hotsuxnسُخْن
warmdāfiدافي
cool, coldsāʔi3ساقِع
famousmašhūrمشْهور
independentmustaqíllمُسْتقِلّ
busymašɣūlمشْغول
empty; available, free (person)fāɖiفاضي
Are you free tomorrow?ʔínta fāɖi búkra?إنْتَ فاضي بُكْره؟
fullmalyānملْيان
usefulmufīdمُفيد
uselessma-lūš lázmaملوش لازْمة
uselessmin ɣēr fáydaمِن غيْر فايْدة
careful, cautiousɧarīȿ (ɧuraȿāʔ)حريص (حُرصاء)
careful, cautiousbi-htimāmبِاهْتِمام
carelessmúhmilمُهْمِل
absent-mindedsarɧānسرْحان
openmaftūɧمفْتوح
closedmaʔfūlمقْفول
wetmablūlمبْلول
drynāšifناشِف
quiethādiهادي
noisymúz3igمُزْعِج
roughxíšinخِشِن
smoothnā3imناعِم
narrow; tightɖáyyaʔضيّق
wide; loosewāsi3واسِع
darkɖílimضِلْم
darkmiɖállimمِضلِّم
bright, lightmináwwarمِنوّر
sharpɧāddحادّ
bluntmiš ɧāddمِش حادّ
additionalʔiɖāfiإضافي
the same __nafs il__نفْس الـ__
similarmušābihمُشابِهْ
differentmuxtálifمُخْتلِف
possiblemúmkinمُمْكِن
impossiblemustaɧīlمُسْتحيل
probable, likelymuɧtámalمُحْتمل

Adjectives in Egyptian Arabic

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