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Learn the 13 Spookiest Words about Halloween in Arabic Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Arabic Language, Culture

Marhaba! In the past I have shared how many Arabs, especially in Lebanon, Jordan, and Syria, celebrate Halloween every year! It’s a fun celebration rooted to some in pagan rituals and to others in religious ones. All in all, it’s that time of the year where supermarkets in North America and Europe (and some places in the Middle East) stock up piles of chocolate and candy for kids (and adults of course!) to consume. This stems from a famous tradition called ‘Trick-or-treating,” where kids dress (and adults again!!) dress in costumes and travel from house to house and ask for treats: chocolate or candy. Today, I am sharing what I think are the 13 spookiest words about Halloween in Arabic. I have added the words in a fun crossword puzzle that will you learn in a fun and useful way. I have also transliterated all the words so that you can learn how to pronounce them properly. As always, think of these words as building blocks! These exercises will give you a leg up when writing, reading, and listening to Arabic. I am certain you will all enjoy solving this Arabic crossword puzzle. Make sure to come back for the answers soon and for examples on how to use these words in a sentence!

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Bones — عظام
Transliteration: ‘i-dham

Cemetery — مقبرة
Transliteration: maq-ba-ra

Coffin — نعش
Transliteration: na-‘ish

Scary — مخيف
Transliteration: mu-khif

Ghost — شبح
Transliteration: sha-bah

Haunted — مسكون
Transliteration: mas-kun

Magic — سحر
Transliteration: sihr

Mummy — مومياء
Transliteration: moum-ya’

Potion — جرعة
Transliteration: jur-‘a

Skull — جمجمة
Transliteration: jum-ju-ma

Spell — تعويذة
Transliteration: ta‘-wi-tha

Tombstone — بلاطة ضريح
Transliteration: bi-la-tat da-rih

Witch — ساحرة
Transliteration: sa-hi-ra

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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.