Egyptian Vocabulary

The Egyptian vocabulary is the backbone for learning. Below we picked 70% of the most commonly used words. Therefore memorizing them will give you a 70% boost in the language. This is the smarter way of online learning. Learn only what you need. We start with commonly used numbers.

One: واحِد  [wahed] Audio Two: اِتـْنين  [etneen] Audio
Three: تـَلاتة  [talata] Audio Four: أرْبَعة  [arba'a] Audio
Five: خـَمْسة  [khamsa] Audio Six: سِتة  [setta] Audio
Seven: سَبَعة  [sab'a] Audio Eight: تـَمانـْية  [tamania] Audio
Nine: تِسْعة  [tes'a] Audio Ten: عَشرة  [ashra] Audio
First: أول  [awal] Audio Second: تاني  [tani] Audio

Time Expressions

Days of the week and time expressions:

Monday: الأتنين  [eletneen] Audio Tuesday: التلات  [ettalat] Audio
Wednesday: الأربع  [elarbe'] Audio Thursday: الخميس  [elkhamees] Audio
Friday: الجُمعَة  [gum'a] Audio Saturday: السبت  [elsabt] Audio
Sunday: الحَد  [elhad] Audio Now: دِلْوقـْتِي  [delwa'ti] Audio
Yesterday: إمْبارِح  [embareh] Audio Today: انــَّهارْدَة  [enaharda] Audio
Tonight: انــَّهارْدَة باليل  [enaharda belleel] Audio Tomorrow: بـُكْرة  [bukra] Audio

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Most popular fruits and vegetables:

Fruits: فاكْهة  [fak-ha] Audio Apples: تفاح  [teffah] Audio
Bananas: موز  [mooz] Audio Tomatoes: طماطم  [tamatem] Audio
Potatoes: بَطاطِس  [batates] Audio Onions: بَصل  [basal] Audio

Colors that we think are very important to remember:

Red: أحْمَر  [ahmar] Audio Green: أخـْضـَر  [akhdar] Audio
Blue: أزْرَق  [aza'] Audio White: أبـْيـَض  [abyad] Audio
Black: إسْود  [eswed] Audio Grey: رُصاصِي  [rusasi] Audio

Some words related to food:

Breakfast: فِطار  [fetaar] Audio Lunch: غـَدا  [ghada] Audio
Dinner: عشا  [asha] Audio Milk: لَبَن  [laban] Audio
Coffee: قَهْوَة  [ahwa] Audio Bread: عِيش  [eesh] Audio

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Weather terms and sensations:

Sunny: مشمس  [meshames] Audio Windy: هَوا  [hawa] Audio
Rainy: بِتمَطَّر  [betmattar] Audio Snowy: بتمطر تلج  [betmattar talg] Audio
Cold: برد  [bard] Audio Hot: حر  [har] Audio

Words related to family and relatives:

Boy: ولد  [walad] Audio Girl: بنت  [bent] Audio
Son: ابن  [ebn] Audio Daughter: بنت  [bent] Audio
Brother: أخ  [akh] Audio Sister: أخت  [ukht] Audio
Man: راجـِل  [ragel] Audio Woman: سِت  [set] Audio
Father: أب  [ab] Audio Mother: أم  [um] Audio
Grandfather: جـِد  [ged] Audio Grandmother: جِدة  [gedda] Audio

Locations in the house which are talked about more during the day:

House: بيت  [beet] Audio Toilet: تواليت  [twaleet] Audio
Room: أوضة  [uda] Audio Bedroom: أوضة نـُوم  [udet noom] Audio
Kitchen: مَطْبَخ  [matbakh] Audio Table: تربيزة  [tarabeeza] Audio

Animals and pets popular to everyone:

Cat: قـُطَّة  [utta] Audio Dog: كَلْب  [kalb] Audio
Mouse: فار  [faar] Audio Bird: طائِر  [teer] Audio
Cow: بَقـَرة  [ba'ara] Audio Horse: حُصان  [husaan] Audio

The clothes most worn by most people:

Socks: شراب  [sherab] Audio Shoes: جـَزمة  [gazma] Audio
Trousers: بنطلون  [bantalun] Audio Shirt: قـَميص  [amees] Audio
Sweater: سويتر  [sweater] Audio Coat: بالطو  [baltu] Audio

Most popular languages in the world:

English: انجليزي  [inglizi] Audio French: فرنساوي  [faransawi] Audio
German: ألماني  [almani] Audio Spanish: أسباني  [espani] Audio
Italian: إيطالي  [itali] Audio Portuguese: بُرتُغالي  [burtughali] Audio
Greek: يوناني  [yunani] Audio Russian: روسي  [rusi] Audio
Arabic: عربي  [arabi] Audio Hindi: هندي  [hindi] Audio
Chinese: صيني  [seeni] Audio Japanese: ياباني  [yabani] Audio


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Travel Vocabulary

Most popular terms when traveling:

Taxi: تاكسي  [taxi] Audio Bus: أوتوبيس  [otobees] Audio
Hotel: فُندق  [fundu'] Audio Reservation: حَجز  [hagar] Audio
Airport: مَطار  [matar] Audio Passport: باسبور  [bassaport] Audio

Words you can use in class or talking about school:

Student: طالِب  [taleb] Audio Teacher: مُدَرِّس  [mudarres] Audio
Pen: قلم جاف  [alam gaf] Audio Books: كُتُب  [kutub] Audio
Page: صَفحَة  [saf-ha] Audio Dictionary: قاموس  [amoos] Audio

Body parts which are talked about more often:

Hand: إيد  [eed] Audio Feet: قَدَم  [adam] Audio
Hair: شـَعْر  [sha'r] Audio Eye: عين  [een ] Audio
Mouth: بُق  [bu'] Audio Nose: مناخِير  [manakheer] Audio

Emergency vocabulary to ask for help or offer help when needed:

Ambulance: إسعاف  [es'af] Audio Doctor: دكتور   [duktur] Audio
Hospital: مُستشفَى  [mustashfa] Audio Pharmacy: صَيدَلية  [saydlia] Audio
Police: شُرطة  [shurta] Audio Stomach Ache: مَغَص  [maghas] Audio

As you can see, this Egyptian vocabulary is something you will need every day. You can use our Vocabulary Trainer to help you memorize these words.

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Did you know? People use only a small amount of their vocabulary on a daily basis. The rest of the words are either unused or not used often.