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10 Most Common Expressions About Love in Arabic Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Arabic Language, Culture, Vocabulary

Marhaba! As you all know, Valentine’s Day (عيد الحب) is just around the corner. Millions around the world celebrate it every year on February 14th. This day of love is usually celebrated with bouquets of red roses, red heart-shaped chocolate boxes and balloons, stuffed bears, heart-shaped jewelry, and various other gifts.

Happy Valentine's Day | Image from Flickr

Happy Valentine’s Day | Image from Flickr

Today, I want to celebrate our common passion and love for Arabic. So how about all you Arabic lovers out there learn the 10 most common expressions about love in Arabic? These are great to impress your family, friends, and a special person in your life. You can also use them in letters, text messages, on social media, and in other writing and speaking venues. As you will soon realize, I have added both the female and male variations of these expressions. So that all you ladies and gents out there are equipped with the right expressions about love in Arabic!! In contrast to my cautionary statements regarding swear words in Arabic, please do feel free to use this expressions as much as you can. Use them in abundance, because this world always needs more love.

Image from Flickr

Image from Flickr

1) Habib Albi (حبيب/حبيبة قلبي)
Love of my Heart (male/female)
Pronounced: HA-BEEB AL-BEE

2) Enta Habibi (انت حبيبي/حبيبتي)
You Are My love (male/female)
Pronounced: IN-TA HA-BE-BEE

3) Ana Bahebak (أنا بحبَك/ بحبِك)
I Love You (male/female)
Pronounced: A-NA BA-HE-BACK

4) Ya Hayati (يا حياتي)
My Life (which means my love)
Pronounced: YA HA-YA-TEE

أنا لحبيبي وحبيبي إلي "I am my beloved's and my beloved is mine" From Flickr

أنا لحبيبي وحبيبي إلي
“I am my beloved’s and my beloved is mine”
From Flickr

5) Wahashtini (وحشتيني)
I Miss You
Pronounced: WA-HASH-TINI

6) Ya Amar (يا قمر)
My Moon (which means my most beautiful)
Pronounced: YA KAMAR

7) Ya Habib Alby (يا حبيب/حبيبة قلبي)
Love of my Heart
Pronounced: YA HA-BEEB AL-BEE

8) Ya Rouhi (يا روحي)
You are my Soul (which means my dear beloved)
Pronounced: YA ROU-HE

9) Habibi (حبيبي/حبيبتي)
My Love (male/female)
Pronounced: HA-BE-BEE

10) Ya Helo (يا حلو/حلوة)
My Beautiful (male/female)
Pronounced: YA HE-LOW

Happy Valentine's Day | Image from Flickr

Happy Valentine’s Day | Image from Flickr

For now take care and stay tuned for upcoming posts!
Happy Learning!
Happy Valentine’s Day Arabic Lovers!!
نهاركم سعيد

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About the Author: jesa

Salam everyone! Born as an American to two originally Arab parents, I have been raised and have spent most of my life in Beirut, Lebanon. I have lived my good times and my bad times in Beirut. I was but a young child when I had to learn to share my toys and food with others as we hid from bombs and fighting during the Lebanese Civil War. I feel my connection to Arabic as both a language and culture is severing and so it is with you, my readers and fellow Arabic lovers, and through you that I wish to reestablish this connection by creating one for you.


  1. Kasim:

    I love you

  2. Karen Nemet-Nejat:

    I learned Classical Arabic many years ago but have forgotten it. I can understand some because of studying
    comparative Semitic languages. The grammar has stayed with me, and it has always been useful. I appreciate your sharing your knowledge and time.

    • jesa:

      @Karen Nemet-Nejat Salam Karen,

      Thanks for stopping by! Stay tuned for interesting posts, grammar lessons, songs, recipes, and Arabic exercises. Take care.

  3. Angelica:

    Can you please tell me the Arabic word for “love”? Google translate says it’s “hubb” but I’d like to clarify, thanks!

    • jesa:

      @Angelica Salam Angelica,

      Google is right. But another more accurate definition for love is محبة

      Take care.

  4. Rubby:

    This post was really helpful. I am in love with this Iraqi man and I hope to express my love for him in his native language. We love each other so much

    • jesa:

      @Rubby Salam Rubby,

      Happy for you and your Iraqi love. Take care.

  5. John saisi:

    Very precise language.

  6. Khakim:

    This is helpful. I’m learning the language bit by bit. Keep it up.

  7. migael:

    I would realy like to learn some arabic…i’m doing some self study…but it’s not enough…could someone please help me…i would realy appreciate it.

  8. Isabel:

    Thanks a lot! My husband speaks Arab so I’m trying to learn. This was very useful!

    • jesa:

      @Isabel Salam Isabel. Glad to know you enjoyed this post. Good luck!

  9. Yvette:

    I appreciate your teachings as I am trying to learn Arabic

  10. Queren:

    I really love this post…thank u so much❤

  11. Julie:

    it is a beautiful language and a beautiful culture and Arabs are kind, generous and hospitable people, and I would much rather hang out with them and drink tea around the fire than go to a bar with drunken westerners! I love my Arab friends 🙂

  12. Carlos Abu Ahmed:

    I am the luckiest man alive my dream has become true I married the most beautiful Arabic women in the world i want to learn how to talk Arabic little by little i will learn so our Mexican/Arabic baby boy will come to this world he will learn how to talk Spanish,Arabic and English language…

  13. Rashda:

    I’m trying and learning to express in arabic, grateful to find your blog. Tq very much

  14. Sheena:

    Thank you so much for this helpful information! I love My Amazing Egyptian Man SO much that I am trying to learn Arabic for him. I cannot wait to be able to speak, read and write Arabic with and to him!!! 😁👍🏽🖤🇪🇬

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