Comparative

Arabic Lesson 17 (Comparative and Shopping)

Duration: 30 mins

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This 17th lesson teaches the comparative form in Arabic. In addition, I am including a vocabulary list about shopping and eating at a restaurant. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Arabic Classes.

Comparative

This lesson includes not only the comparative form but the superlative and the diminutive forms as well. That way you make comparisons, but also you can say what is better and what is worse.

Below is a list of 20 comparative forms that you might come across or use very often. The table contains 4 columns (English, Arabic, Pronunciation and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Comparative Form in Arabic

Comparative Arabic Pronunciation Audio
As... as... ك ...… ka...
Tallerأطولatwal
Shorterأقصرaqsar
Youngerأصغرasghar
Olderأكبر سناakbar sennan
As tall as طويل ك ...taweel k...
Taller thanأطول من ...atwal men...
Shorter thanأقصر من ...aqsar men...
More beautifulأكثر جمالاakthar jamalan
Less beautifulأقل جمالاaqal jamalan
Most beautifulالاكثر جمالاalakthar jamalan
Happyسعيدsa'eed
Happierأسعدas'ad
Happiestالأسعدalas'ad
You are happyأنت سعيدanta sa'eed
You are as happy as Mayaأنت سعيد كماياanta sa'eed ka-Maya
You are happier than Mayaأنت أسعد من ماياanta as'ad men Maya
You are the happiestانت الأسعدanta alas'ad
Goodجيدjayed
Betterأحسنahsan
Bestالأحسنalahsan
Badسيءsaye'
Worseأسوأaswa'
Worstالأسوأalaswa'

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Vocabulary List about Shopping

Below is a list of 18 words related to shopping such as in the supermarket. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to buy many food necessities from the supermarket or the shopping mall without a problem.

Shopping List in Arabic

Shopping Arabic Pronunciation Audio
Can you take less?هل يمكنك أن تقبل أقل؟hal yumkenuk an taqbal akal?
Do you accept credit cards?هل تقبل بطاقات الائتمان؟hal taqbal betaqaat al'e'temaan?
How much is this?بكم هذا؟bekam haza?
I'm just lookingأنا فقط أنظرana faqat anzur
Only cash please!نتعامل نقدا فقطnata'amal naqdan faqat
This is too expensiveهذا مكلف جداhaza mukalef jedan
Cafeمقهىmaqha
Cashنقدnaqd
Cheapرخيصrakhees
Checkشيكsheek
Cinemaسينماsenema
Credit cardبطاقة إئتمانbetaqat al'e'temaan
Expensiveغاليghaaly
Gas stationمحطة بنزينmahatat benzeen
Museumمتحفmut-haf
Parkingموقف سياراتmaqaf sayaraat
Pharmacyصيدليةsaydalya
Supermarketسوبر ماركتsuper market

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Vocabulary List about Restaurants

Below is a list of 30 words related to eating at a restaurant. Obviously, they will come in handy if you invite someone out to dinner or order something off the menu without a problem.

Restaurant Terms in Arabic

Restaurant Arabic Pronunciation Audio
I'm vegetarianأنا نباتيana nabaty
It is very delicious!انه لذيذ جداenahu lazeez jedan!
May we have the check please!الحساب من فضلكalhesaab men fazlek!
The bill please!الفاتورة من فضلكalfatoora men fazlek!
Waiter / waitress!نادل \ نادلةnadel \ nadela!
What do you recommend? (to eat)ماذا تقترح كطبق؟maza taqtareh katabaq?
What's the name of this dish?ما هو اسم هذا الطبق؟ma huwa esm haza atabaq?
Where is there a good restaurant?أين يوجد مطعم جيد؟ayna yujad mat'am jayed?
A cup ofكوب منkoob men
A glass ofكأس منka's men
Black pepperفلفل اسودfulful aswad
Breadخبزkhubz
Dessertحلوىhalwa
Foodطعامta'am
Forkشوكةshawka
Knifeسكينsekeen
Menuقائمة الطعامqa'emat ata'am
Napkinمنديلmendeel
Plateطبقtabaq
Saladسلطةsalata
Saltملحmelh
Saltyمالحmaleh
Soupحساءhasa'
Spicyحارhaar
Spoonملعقةmel'aqa
Sweetحلوhulw
Tableطاولةtawela
Tip (money for the waiter)بقشيشbaqsheesh
Waterماءma'

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