How to Say 'Friend' in Arabic

June 27, 2024
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A 'friend' is someone you can rely on, share experiences with, confide in and receive support from. In this article, we'll explore many ways of how to say friend in Arabic with various synonyms.

How to Say Friend in Arabic

The word "friend" has several synonyms in Arabic and they reflect different nuances and contexts of friendship. Here are a few, along with their meanings in English:

صديق (Sadiq)

  • Meaning: "Friend."
  • Example: ".لدي أفضل صديق في العالم" (Ladii 'afdal sadiq fi al-alam) - "I have the best friend in the world."


Here are the variations of  "صديق" (sadiq) in Arabic depending on whom you’re addressing:

  • صديق (Sadiq) - (sing, masc.)
  • صديقة (Sadiqa) - (sing, fem.)
  • صديقات (Sadiqat) - (plur, fem.)
  • أصدقاء (Asdiqa') - (plur, masc, or mixed)

صاحب (Sahib)

  • Meaning: "Friend."
  • Example: ".زارني صاحبي اليوم" (Zarni sahibi al-yawm) - "My friend visited me today."

رفيق (Rafiq)

  • Meaning: "Companion."
  • Example: ".كنت أبحث عن رفيق في الرحلة" (Kuntu abhath 'an rafiq fi al-rihla) - "I was looking for a companion for the trip."


Here are the variations of  "رفيق" (rafiq) in Arabic depending on whom you’re addressing:

  • رفيق (Rafiq) - (sing, masc.)
  • رفيقة (Rafiqa) - (sing, fem.)
  • رفيقات (Rafiqat) - (plur, fem.)
  • رفقاء (Rufaqa') - (plur, masc, or mixed)

خليل (Khalil)

  • Meaning: "Close Friend."
  • Example: ".هذا خليلي أحمد" (Hatha Khalili Ahmad) - "This is my close friend Ahmad."


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