The Magic of Colors in the Arabic Language

Colors play an important role in our daily lives, and being able to understand and communicate them is a valuable skill. This is especially true when it comes to the Arabic language, which has a rich and diverse vocabulary of colors.

Learning these colors can not only enhance your communication skills, but also help you to better understand texts and videos in Arabic.

In this blog post, we will explore the primary and secondary colors in Arabic, along with their unique attributes. So, let’s dive in and discover the colorful world of Arabic language!

How to say color in Arabic?

Color & Colors

Basic Colors vocabulary in Arabic:

To begin, let’s explore the primary colors – the foundational colors that cannot be created by mixing other colors. These primary colors in Arabic are red, blue, and yellow, as illustrated in the table below with examples of each color.

Basic Colors

Secondary colors vocabulary in Arabic Language:

The secondary colors in Arabic, such as green, orange, and purple, are formed by combining two primary colors together.

You can refer to the table below to learn the precise pronunciation of each color and become familiar with their written forms.

 10Sky blueأزرق سماويazraq samawiyy
Secondary colors

General information about colors in Arabic :

  • In Arabic, each color has a gender designation as either feminine or masculine, just like other nouns.
  • To specify a color as definite, the definite article “al” ال can be added. For example, “the red” would be “al-ahmar” الأحمر.
  • The color orange is named after the fruit and is distinguished from the actual fruit “bortouqal” برتقال, which means orange fruit, by adding the letter “yaa” ي in the end. The color itself is called “bortouqali” برتقالي.
  • The color pink is referred to as “wardi,” which comes from the Arabic word “ward” ورد meaning “rose.”
  • Silver is known as “fiddi” which is derived from the Arabic word for silver, “fidda” فضة, with the addition of the letter “yaa” ي at the end. Similarly, the color gold is called “thahabi” which is derived from the Arabic word for gold, “thahab” ذهب, with the addition of the letter “yaa” ي.
  • The Arabic word for brown is “bun” بن which means coffee beans. To refer to the color brown, the letter “yaa” ي is added at the end.
  • Sky blue is named after the color of the sky and is referred to as “samawi” which means “the color of the sky.” The word “samaa” سماء refers to sky in Arabic, and “we” وي is added to specify the color.

More Colors vocabulary in Arabic Language:

In the following table, we will introduce some less commonly used colors in Arabic along

Olive greenزيتونيZaytuni
Dark blueكحليKuhli
Lemon yellowليمونيLaymuni
More Colors

Colors attributes

Colors have several attributes that can be used to describe them. Here are some common attributes used to describe colors:

Dark, DeepغامقGhamik
Lightخفيف, فاتحKhafif, fateh
Colorlessبلا لونBila lawn
Colors attribute

These attributes can be used to describe and differentiate between different colors, and can be helpful when trying to select or match colors for a particular design or project.

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Colors in the Arabic language have deep meanings and are used in various aspects of life. From literature to art and even daily conversations, colors are an essential part of the Arabic culture.

The colors we wear, the colors we see around us, and the colors we use in our language, and all play a vital role in shaping our culture and identity.

Understanding the meanings and symbolism of colors in the Arabic language can help us appreciate the richness and diversity of this beautiful culture.

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