Colors in Arabic

Colors are some of the words you’ll utilize most when speaking Arabic. You’ll be surprised how often you use color words to describe things on a daily basis.

You can start new conversations too by talking about your favorite color "...لوني المفضل هو" “Loni el mofadal howa...” . Or perhaps you’re shopping and need to specify what you’re looking for.

After this lesson you’ll be able to pronounce lots of colors in Arabic!

Get started with our audio track on the colors in Arabic!

This next section breaks down the main vocabulary from the audio track.

Practice your pronunciation of the Arabic colors!

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لُونْ /اِللُّونْ

Lūn / illūn

Color/ the color

أَحْمَرْ

aḥmar

red

بُرْتُقَانِي

burtu’ānī

orange (color)

بَمْبِي

bambī

pink

أَصْفَرْ

aṣfar

yellow

أَخْضَرْ

akhḍar

green

أَزْرَقْ

azra’

blue

مُوفْ

mūv

purple

إِرْجُوَانِي

irgiwānī

purple

إِسْوِدْ

iswid

black

أَبْيَضْ

abyaḍ

white

رُصَاصِي

roṣāṣī

charcoal (color)

رُمَادِي

romādī

grey

بُنِّي

bonnī

brown

فَاتِحْ

fātiḥ

light

غَامِقْ

ghāmi’

dark

أَخْضَرْ فَاتِحْ

akhḍar fātiḥ

Light green

أَخْضَرْ غَامِقْ

akhḍar ghāmi’

dark green

أَزْرَقْ غَامِقْ

azra’ ghāmi’

dark blue

أَزْرَقْ فَاتِحْ

azra’ fātiḥ

light blue

فَضِّي

fuḍḍī

silver (color)

دَهَبِي

dahabī

gold (color)

بَنَفْسِجِي

banafsigī

violet

أَشْقَرْ

'ash’ar

blond (masc.)

You’ve added a whole host of new words to your Arabic vocabulary bank. Make sure you do the Reinforcement activities at the bottom of the lesson to really make it all stick!

After that, here are a few recommended Arabic lessons to try next!

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