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10 Most Common Expressions About Love in Arabic Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Arabic Language, Culture, Current Affairs, Language, Literature, 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. Imane:

    This is very useful, Thanks 🙂

  2. Zainul:

    I really love the arabic language, I think it is a very expressive language. I am learning the arabic language currently so I can better understand the quran ( I am muslim ) I also think the arabic language is the best language to express love 🙂

  3. الفين إدوارد:

    Thank you very much for your help,this have help me in learning these sweet wordنهاركم سعيد

  4. jesa:

    Salam everyone! I am glad you found this post interesting and useful for your learning purposes 🙂

  5. sasha:

    even though im not muslim i really love to language the way its written is beautiful

  6. Morteza:

    Thanks a lot

  7. Israel Fisher:

    Thank you for posting☺
    Now I can tell my wife I love her in one more language. 1 John 4:8 KJV
    He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

  8. Huguette:

    What is the meaning of “habibti” ?? please

  9. sahlee:

    This site is a big help for me to learn arabic. Hope i can see more coz im very interested on it

  10. Melanie:

    I thank you from the depths of my heart. I have a Muslim man who I am deeply in love with and this will help greatly in expressing my love for him in his native language.

    • Melanie:

      @Melanie It’s funny – we share the same name and the same predicament 😉

  11. Mjostiro:

    This is so interesting, with de exodus of different kinds of people, I think we have to learn each others language, especially the important words eg askin for job, food, work, money, water, a place to sleep etc

  12. faruk:

    Thanks I love it

  13. Amaury Gutierrez:

    Salem Jesa,

    Thank you so much for taking your precious time to teach us this beautiful words.

  14. Lyla McIntosh:

    Thank you so much for the recipe. I am Lebanese and I love my cooking. So do my friends.
    Now I can make grape leaves vegetarian style

  15. STEVEN:

    So awesome

  16. Margaret:

    This is wonderful site
    I love Arabic language
    It’s the native language of the love of my life

    • I love the Arabic language I wish I can learn to speak the language My Habibi is Arabic:

      @Margaret Thanks for taking your time

  17. Rowena Rodriguez:

    Thanks God,i know how to Speak Arabic Word now a little bit but everyday i learn how to speak because i have a plan to go to Kuwait, to have a work

  18. Shuvo Islam:

    Very Good My story is I like a girl of lebiya and I’m bangladeshi we study together in bss school in class 7 thats is she is my crush and i wanna say her i love u, will u be mine etc :’ ( Pry for me pleeease..

  19. Raihaaa...:

    Thanks for beautiful arabic words..now i can express my love with these words for my true love…..

  20. Tammy:

    I absolutely love this quick list of endearing terms! I have used these as a reference. Thank you kindly!

  21. Danisco:

    Like the language so much one of top language in the 2 ###Arabiclanguage###

  22. Xaynerb:

    Shukran kaseeran..

  23. Sangeeta Banerjee:

    I am thrilled to see that all of these words are used in Himesh Reshammiya’s second music album Aap se mausiquii – Tonight [sound track]. Thanks for the meaning. I love the songs- Ana omri maak # cyrine ab-del-nour and enta eih by nancy ajram. Can sing them as well.

  24. Erica Hunter:

    Thanks. I can tell my husband all these beautiful phrases day in and day out. Really appreciate.

  25. Priscilla Lee:

    Assalam-walikum! I am Priscilla in love with a Muslim guy whom I happen to know through a cousin of mine. I love him so much tat I even tried to learn Arabic and urdu so tat I cud write some love notes to him sometimes… but it was not possible but Jesa your helpful phrases did come in handy to express my feelings for him. Thank you so much!!

  26. zainab:

    it helped alot and i like it

  27. Tshego:

    This site is really helpful as I am a South African girl currently dating an Algerian man and he cant speak English well and I also want to show him that i have an interest in his language and surprise him a bit. Other sites are of no help at all.

  28. Kasim:

    I love you

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. John saisi:

    Very precise language.

  33. Khakim:

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

  34. 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.

  35. 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!

  36. 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…

  37. Rashda:

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

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