Lughat ul Arabiyya fi asarina-Juz al awwal

I am an enthusiast when it comes to learning new languages. Me and my roommate used to- and to some extent still- make up things on the fly though I would have to say he is much better at it mashAllah. We have a word for technical and non technical stuff.

I personally think this is a good way to build your vocabulary in Arabic! Here is a list and their equals in English we compiled. Feel free to add your own.  Enjoy!

1. thalab un naar= Mozilla Firefox

2. Kitab ul wajh= facebook

3. antaambooba= youtube

4. sirqat sayyarat al kubra = I will leave this for you…its funny once you figure it out(it took me sometime to figure out)

5. tanbihu ahmerun= red alert

6. ana hatif=iphone

7. nuwafidh aash bee= windows XP

8. jujal al hadith = google talk

9. mahhatat al laeb= play station

10. khaled fi sandooq=jack in the box

11. akthar ala = MORON I found this hilarious…jazakAllah khair to my roomate

12. jumhureyet al moza= bannana republic

13. masafa= gap

14. Al hasub= Computer

15. tayr ul barq= thunderbird

16. muslimmatters=umurulmuslimeen

17. alif taa wa taa= AT&T

18. buka2 ba3eed= far cry

19. aghezet al 7adeed al salba= metal gear solid

20. nujoom al dollarat= star bucks

21. Tareeq ul aman= safeway superstore

22. Qaisar al sagheer= Carl Jr.’s

23. qabal al sa7afa= meet the press

24. ma7faza sameena= fat

25. ahsan u yashtari= best buy

26. yawalad= yahoo

27. far2a3 3uyoon= pop eyes=popeyes

28. garaz al taco= taco bell

29. bareed sakhen= hotmail

30. gmail= geembareed

31. ikhwat marwan al soober=the mario brothers

32. juraij ibn boosh al texassi= George Bush the Texan(akthar ala kabeer)

33. rajul al ankaboot= spiderman

34. malik ul asad= lion king

35. kaubkab ul ardh= planet earth

36. ala al khat= online

37. huroob un nujoom= starwars

38. sena3at al nugoom = starcraft

39. lauh ul abyadh= whiteboard

40. sooq al fala7= famer’s market

41. sook al samak= fish market

42. markaz al sagheer= micro center

43. battaqat ul iktihshaf= discover card

44. battaqatul jawazat= visa card

45. na7nu al le3ab= toys r us

46. sereer, 7amam, wa ba3d thalik= bed bath and beyond

47. maryam’s=macy’s

48. al nisr al amrekee= the american eagle

49. kalb u har= hot dog

50. wadee al silicon= silicon valley


Ok for now thats it for part 1. InshAllah, we will post part two sometime in the future.

Here is my roomate’s blog.(


16 comments so far

  1. arabish « whats the plot on

    […] you watch anta ambooba in tha3lab al nar? click here for a list of funny, literal arabizations done by my roommate and […]

  2. Sadiyah on

    17. alif taa wa taa= AT&T
    20. nujoom al dollarat= star bucks
    26. yawalad= yahoo
    49. kalb u har= hot dog

    lol that was cool!

    do you mind if i share this with someone?

  3. Sadiyah on

    4. sirqat sayyarat al kubra = I will leave this for you…its funny once you figure it out(it took me sometime to figure out)

    sirqar: circut? sayyarat al kubra: biggest car
    eh i dnt kno =X

  4. musafirfidunya on

    You can go ahead share with anyone you want sister.

    Grand theft auto…….:)

  5. History of Al Andalus on

    As salaamu ‘aleykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuhu

    Forgive me for a comment not related to the post. There is an excellent new blog dedicated to a book called: *An Incomplete History: The Muslims of Spain Post 1492 in a Global Context and its Relevance to Muslims Today*

    The situation of the Muslims living in the West today poses a striking similarity to the situation of the Muslims in Al- Andalus post 1492 (when the last Muslim ruler surrendered the last Muslim stronghold of Granada to King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella). This marked the official end to Islamic rule in Al- Andalus. However, this did not mean all the Muslims left Al Andalus in one go.

    Muslims lived in Andalus for at least two hundred years after the fall (1492). Their lives were not easy. In many cases they were forced to give up their identities, could not practice Islam in public, they were not allowed to speak Arabic (and therefore could not pray in congregation) or even give their children Muslim names! So what began as tolerance for the practice of Islam in Al- Andalus and allowing for their affairs to be judged under Shari’ah courts (Capitulations of Granada) slowly but surely led to the persecution of the Muslims of Al-Andalus until no trace of Muslims in Andalus were to be found.

  6. Youssef on

    What is the point in not using Arabic characters or any proper transliteration method?

  7. musafirfidunya on

    huh Br Youssef, I dont understand. Is this translteratio not good? I can do the next one in arabic characters as well. Is that what you are asking?

  8. Amatullah on

    lol that was great mashaAllah.

    • musafirfidunya on

      JazakAllah khair sister Amatullah!

  9. Fathimah on

    LOL, hilarious…cool..\
    interesting how u guys r putting arabic into practice…cant wait for part 2…

    the funniet thought is Akthar ala’ – moron…kind of twisted…

    jazakAllah khayr for ur humor

  10. musafirfidunya on

    :)….wa iyyak sister Fatima….glad you enjoyed it…….inshAllah part 2 should be up in the coming weeks….stay tuned…..wasalam o alaykum

  11. […] the top one is the arabised english. I loved this one myself […]

  12. Amatullah on

    nerd = الطالب الذي يذاكر كثيرا


  13. musafirfidunya on

    lol! jazakillah khair sister! Keep em coming!

  14. […] a year ago, my ex-roommate and i published a link, entitled “Lughat ul Arabiyya fi asrina” – today, over a year later, i am happy to announce a new set of words and phrases to […]

  15. Plastic Pond on

    i would say that Lion King is one of the best animated films that i have ever watched :;:

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