Common Arabic Words For Feelings And Emotions


Common Arabic Words For Feelings And Emotions


How do you feel right now? What do you say when you’re happy or surprised, worried or embarrassed? Sometimes we have beautiful things to say and at other times, nastier things to utter. Sometimes we might be on the giving end of these things and occasionally on the receiving side of them.

Our ability to interact with each other and manage our relationships with our peers depends considerably on our ability to decipher emotions and feelings. Moods are part of our life and we should embrace them and manage them to our advantage. So can you express your emotions in Arabic? In this article we are going to learn about the different moods and emotions and how to describe them in Arabic along with some other emotion related words.

To feel in Arabic / Yasha’ar / يشعر

Feeling in Arabic / Masha’er / مشاعر

Emotion in Arabic / Awatef /عواطف

To hide in Arabic (one’s feelings) / Yaktim / يكتم

To fall in love in Arabic (with her) / Yaqa’/ يقع

Passion in Arabic / Shaghaf / شغف

Love in Arabic / Hubb / حبّ

Hate in Arabic / Karahiyya / كراهية

feel in Arabic / Yasha’ar / يشعر Feeling in Arabic / Masha’er / مشاعرEmotion in Arabic / Awatef /عواطف

Hate in Arabic / Karahiyya / كراهية

Yearning in Arabic / Haniin / حنين

Desire in Arabic / Raghbeh / رغبة

Despair in Arabic / Ya’s / يأس

To cry in Arabic / Yabki / يبكي

Tears in Arabic / Dama’ / دموع

To laugh in Arabic / Yadhak / يضحك

To scream in Arabic / Yasrukh / يصرخ

To insult in Arabic / Yuheen / يهين

Happy in Arabic / Sa’eed / سعيد

Sad in Arabic / Hazeen / حزين

Hungry in Arabic / Ja’e’ /جائع  

Thirsty in Arabic / Atshan /عطشان 

Tired in Arabic / Ta’ban / تعبان

Fine in Arabic / Bkhayr / بخير

Depressed in Arabic / Mukta’eb /مكتئب  

Jealous in Arabic / Ghayoor / غيور

Envious in Arabic / Hasood / حسود

Surprised in Arabic / Mutfaje’ / منفاجئ

To forgive in Arabic / Yusamih / يسامح

To hug in Arabic / Yuaniq yahdun / يعانق يحضن

Proud in Arabic / Fakhur / فخور

Relaxed in Arabic / Aistirkha’ / استرخاء

Worried in Arabic / Qaleq / قلق

Annoyed in Arabic / Munzaeij / منزعج

Frustrated in Arabic / Muhbat / محبط

Angry in Arabic / Ghadib / غاضب

Embarrassed in Arabic / Muhraj / محرج

Sensitive in Arabic / Hassas / حساس

Calm in Arabic / Hudu’ / هدوء

Lonely in Arabic / Wahid / وحيد

Friendly in Arabic / Wadud / ودود

Amazed in Arabic / Munadihish / مندهش

Afraid in Arabic / Khayif / خائف

Disgusted in Arabic / Mushma’iz / مشمئز

Confident in Arabic / Wathiq / واثق

Stubborn in Arabic / Aneed / عنيد

Greedy in Arabic / Jashe / جشع

Generous in Arabic / Kariim / كريم

Loving in Arabic / Mahabun / محب

Kind in Arabic / Tayyib / طيّب

Polite in Arabic / Mu’addab  / مؤدب

Lazy in Arabic / Kasul / كسول

Hardworking in Arabic / Mujtahid / مجتهد

Brave in Arabic / Shuja’ / شجاع

Curious in Arabic / fudulii / فضولي

Crazy in Arabic / Majnoon / مجنون

Smart in Arabic / Dhaki / ذكي

Honest in Arabic / Sadaq / صادق

Liar in Arabic / Kadhaab / كذاب

Naïve in Arabic / Sadhaj / ساذج

Optimistic in Arabic / Mutafa’il / متفائل

Pessimistic in Arabic / Mutasha’im / متشائم

Funny in Arabic / Mudhik / مضحك

Unique in Arabic / Fariid / فريد

Sleepy in Arabic / Na’san / نعسان

Exhausted in Arabic / Munhak / منك

Please note that in Arabic the preposition you usually use with emotions is من / min. For example:

 محرج من / muhraj min / Embarrassed by
غاضب من / ghadhib min / Angry at
 مستغرب من / mutfaje’ min / Surprised at and so on.

Now, instead of only being able to say I am fine in Arabic, we hope this list will help you better express your emotions with your Arab friends. Perhaps this will even take your new friendships to the next level.

Gary Greer

Gary Greer was born and raised in the United States.  After an eight year stint in the U.S. Army in 1992, he attended Delaware State University to pursue his B.A. in English Communications to become a writer. Since then he has traveled the globe, living in the Europe and the Middle East, working for such prestigious organizations as the U.S. Army, NAPA Auto Parts, and AMIDEAST, and other well-known organizations, as well.  Gary came to Jordan in 2005, bringing with him a wealth of experience in the fields of Business and Education, and has since implemented and taught specialized English and Business training courses in the Business, Hospitality, Medical and Legal sectors throughout Jordan for TE Data, The Nuqul Group, The Ministry of Justice, The Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, UNRWA, and the Mövenpick and Kempinski Hotels, among others. Along with teaching, he has also pursued his dream of becoming a writer and has written and done the voice-over narration of two travel documentaries about Jordan for Seven Stars television worked as an editor for Family Flavours magazine and acted in television advertisements for USAID. He now works as a content writer for

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