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Spoken Kuwaiti Arabic Words or Phrases translated to English

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Mustawsaf - Clinic

Mushtashfa - Hospital

Itaware - Emergency

Hadith - Accident

Amaliya - Surgery

Ghorfa al ashiya - X'Ray Room

Mukhtabar - Laboratory

Esa'af - Ambulance

Saydaliya - Pharmacy

Dowa - Medicines

Sigil - Record

Malaf - File

Estiqbal - Reception

Maw'ed - Appointment

Tabib/Tabeeb - Doctor

Maridha - Nurse

Mareedh - Patient

Dhaght dam - Blood pressure

Wazn - Weight

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Thool - Height

Mezaan - Scale

Kersi Mutahharek - Wheelchair

Kammam - Mask

Qoffzat - Gloves

Bakhaakh - Inhaler

Ebra - Injection needle

Awa'ar/Alam - pain

Awar bel ras - Pain in the head

Dheeq Nafs - Respiratory problems

Nazeef - Bleeding

Hamel - Pregnant

Hasassya - Allergy

Mareedh sukkhar - Diabetic

Dokha - Dizziness

Eshaal - Diarrhea

Tazwee targee - Vomiting

Ekhtibar - Test/Exam

Kahha - Cough

Tahhaleel - Analysis

'Ssael - Liquid

Sharaab - Drinkable

Hoboub - Pill

Gattra - Drops

Harara - Fever

Soda - Headache

Taba'an - Tired

Hassass - Sensitive

Amaliya - Surgery/Operation






Names of The Spices(Baharrat) that the Kuwaitis Use in the Kitchen

Filfil Aswood - Blackpepper

Filfil Akhmar - Red Pepper

Curcum - Turmeric

Awraq Alghaar - Bay Leaves

Z'afran - Saffron

Mismaar - Cloves

Heil - Cardamom

Darseen - Cinamon

Loumi - Dried Lemon

Zinjabeel Miyafaf - Dried Ginger

Bedhor Al Kuzbara - Coriander Seeds

Bedhor Al Hhalba - Fenugreek Seeds

Bedhor Al Khamoon - Cumin Seeds

Bedhor Al Khardal - Mustard Seeds

Bedhor Sawda - Black Seeds

Alyinsoon - Star Anise

Khashmish Dhahabi/Dabib - Golden Raisins

Fistaq - Pistaschio Nuts

Ain Al Jamal - Walnuts

Fool Sudami - Peanuts

Sinobar - Pine Nuts

Simsim - Sesame Seeds

Looz - Almonds

Kaajoo - Cashew Nuts

Za'atar - Thyme

Bedhor - Seeds


Random Kuwaiti Words(Places) with Meaning in English

Qata'a - Block

Shara'a - Street

Mansel - House

Shaqqa - Apartment

Madkhal - Entrance

Makhraju tawaare - Emergency exit

Dor - Floor

Jeddah - Avenue

Mantaqa - Area

Ishara - Traffic light

Sala - living room

Matbakh - Kitchen

Bait - House

Ghorfat al nawm - Bedroom

Hammam Sabahha - Swimming Pool

Balakona - Balcony

Hadikka - Park

Mammar - Hallway/Corridor

Sirdaab - Basement

Shurfa - Terrace

Bawaba - Gate

Majjid - Mosque

Ssala Riyada - Gym

Jameya - Supermarket

Bakkala - Mini Market

Souq - Market

Medina - City



Kuwaiti Arabic Terms for Different Animals

Kelb - Dog

Kutt/Gatwa - Cat

Akhmar - Donkey

Arnab - Rabbit

Jamalon - Camel

Diyay - Chicken

Kird - Monkey


Kuwaiti Arabic Phrases Translated to English

Waynek(Male) - Where are you?

Waynich(Female) - Where are you?

Wayn rah ti? - Where did you go?

Shfeek? - What's wrong?

Leish enti taebchy? - Why are you crying?

Shoofni habibti. - Look at me love.

Shoofey habibti - Look love

Ana bahabik(m) - I love you

Ana mahabik(m) - I don't love you

Shino tbakh tow elyom? - What did you cook today?

Leish tal-a? - Why are you staring?

Meta Terja'a? - When do you come back?

Yemkin Batcher - Maybe tomorrow.

Wayn rah akedh el ebra? - Where will I get the injection needle?

Ay mushtashfa? - Which hospital?

Yam el medina - Near the city

Ana ga'ad gus el tofaha - I am cutting the apple

Ana ga'ad gus el bortakal - I am cutting the orange

Ana akil baden - I will eat later

Haadha tofah kuwais/zayn. - This apple is good.

Enta tabin shuwaya? - Would you like a little?

Haadha wayed zain. - This is very good.

Rah asawili kom kada elyom. - I will make lunch for you all today.

Shino tabon hag el kada? - What do you want for lunch?

Entow tabon semich wah lahem? - Would you like fish or meat?

Ahna nabi diyayah. - We want chicken.

Diyayah assan min semich. - Chicken is better than fish.

La, semich assan min diyayah. - No, fish is better than chicken.

Ana ma'araf atbakh - I don't know how to cook.

Awol marra ma asafer al ashan Corona Virus. - It is the first time I don't travel because of Corona Virus.

Ana ma asafer al ashan ma'andi floose. - I don't travel because I don't have money.

Ma asafer - I don't travel

Awol marra - First time

Thani marra - Second time/another time

Kil marra - All the time

Arba'a wa ashreen sa'a a'ala el telefon. - 24 hour on the telephone.

Kelyom ana aga'ad min al nawm el sa'a set el subh. - Everyday I wake up from sleep at 6 in the morning.

Ana areyah - I rest

Ana nam - I sleep

Ma el ab - I don't play

Mali khilg - Don't feel like

Ana bi roh el jameya bes mali khilg. - I want to go to the supermarket but I don't feel like it.

Der balik. - Keep in mind.

Ana ahab akil el semich al mashwy. - I like to eat grilled fish.

La, ana abi lahim al mashwy. - No, I want grilled meat.

Ana abi al mashwy diyayah. - I want grilled chicken.

Eyalla nrooh al bait. - let's go home.

Mayasir mamno'o - It can't be, it's forbidden

Lat sawi chedi. - Don't do it like that

Sawi haddha - Do this

Khalas hadha - This is finished

La tah'ltom, khalas. - Don't complain, it's finished.

Khosh ahad - Nice person

Taal'a hadha - Watch this

Lazem ana aroh - I must go

Kellit baden namt. - I ate then slept.

Elyom ana mojodah. - Today I am in or I am here today.

Lahdah lazem ana aktab awol. - Wait I must write first.

Lazem - Must

Mayasir chedi - Not like that

Helwa al fikra - good idea

Akeed? - Are you sure?

Khosh shagel - Good work

Wala shay - don't have anything

Neset kilshay - forgot everything

Ana bi estery ay shay - I will buy anything

Shaft shay ajeeb - Saw something amazing

Ajeeb - Amazing













More on Kuwaiti Words or Phrases translated to English

I got a lot more to write about Kuwaiti words or phrases then translate them to the English language. So there's more to come in my next blog. There is so much to learn about the Kuwaiti language which might help you in your quest for learning the Kuwaiti Arabic language.

Kuwaiti Arabic Translated To English

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