How to Say 'Good' in Arabic

June 29, 2024
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An adjective is a word that describes or modifies a noun or pronoun, giving more information about its attributes or qualities. Adjectives can describe aspects like size, shape, color, quantity, and more. The adjective "good" describes something as being of high quality, favorable, or satisfactory. It is used to express approval, positivity, or excellence. Let's learn how to say 'good' in Arabic throughout this article!

How to Say Good in Arabic

To say "good" in Arabic, you can use different words depending on the context and dialect.

Modern Standard Arabic (MSA)

  • جيد (Jayyid)

    Example: ".هذا سؤال جيد" (hadha su'al jayyid) - "This is a good question."

  • طيب (Tayyib)

    Example: ".الطعام طيب" (al-ta'am tayyib) - "The food is good."

Arabic Dialects

Egyptian

Egyptian Arabic, also known as 'Masri' or Egyptian colloquial Arabic, is a spoken dialect of the Arabic language primarily used in Egypt. It is distinct from Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), the formal written language used in literature, media, and official communication across the Arab world.

  • كويس (Kwayyis)

    Example: "أنا كويس، وأنت إزيك؟" (ana kwayyis, we inta ezayyak?) - "I'm good, how are you?"

Gulf (Khaliji)

Gulf Arabic refers to the Arabic dialect spoken in  Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, and parts of Iraq and Iran. It's also known as Khaliji.

  • زين (Zain)

    Example: "حالي زين، وأنت كيف حالك؟" (hali zain, wa inta kayf halak?) - "I'm good, and how are you?"

Levantine

Levantine Arabic refers to the variety of Arabic dialects spoken in the Levant region, which includes countries such as Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Palestine, and parts of Iraq. It's one of the major branches of Arabic dialects.

  • منيح (Mnih)

    Example: "أنا منيح، وأنت كيفك؟" (ana mnih, wa inta kifak?) - "I'm good, how are you?"

Darija (Maghrebi)

"Darija" refers to the Arabic dialects spoken in the Maghreb region of North Africa, including Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, and Mauritania.

  • مزيان (Mezyan)

    Example: ".كيف حالك؟ مزيان، الحمد لله" (kayf halak? mezyan, Al-hamdulillah - "How are you? I'm good, thank God"


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