I have always been fascinated by word manipulation, so I started this project as a personal challenge.

I manipulate Arabic words and transform them into their meaning, and I made a total of 40 illustrated words. Also, there are pronunciation of those words above every picture that will hopefully help you to learn something new!

More info: behance.net

#1 Cat - Qitt

Cat - Qitt

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Notchimine Mette 2 years ago

Very informative. I love languages. Thanks for explaining the differences :) This would actually make a nice tattoo :)

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#2 Fox - Thaealab

Fox - Thaealab

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Wisal Ahdab 2 years ago

Tha'lab

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#3 Whale - Hout

Whale - Hout

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Wisal Ahdab 2 years ago

The ح letter is a bit tricky as it doesn't have an equivalent in english, but best try would be: Hout.

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#4 Koala - Koala

Koala - Koala

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Wisal Ahdab 2 years ago

just like the English word, Koala.

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#5 Dog - Kalb

Dog - Kalb

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#6 Coffee - Qahuwa

Coffee - Qahuwa

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#7 Giraffe - Zarafa

Giraffe - Zarafa

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Noodle Noodle 2 years ago

This reads out Zarrafe.

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#8 Duck - Batt

Duck - Batt

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Noodle Noodle 2 years ago

reads out Baat

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#9 Watermelon - Batikh

Watermelon - Batikh

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Susan Ryan 2 years ago

My favourite Arabic word as it is also used to describe your tummy.

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#10 Citadel - Qale'a

Citadel - Qale'a

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Elita Kusumawati 2 years ago

I saw polar bear

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#11 Mouse - Fa'ar

Mouse - Fa'ar

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Beatrix Sonnensturm 2 years ago

Thank you

#12 Rabbit - Arnab

Rabbit - Arnab

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Notchimine Mette 2 years ago

Good heavens! I thought it was a fish.

#13 Cairo - Alqahera

Cairo - Alqahera

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MadamButterfly 2 years ago

Love you Cairo!!!!

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#14 Lama - Lama

Lama - Lama

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Timmy Carey 2 years ago

I think they mean llama not lama

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#15 Monkey - Qerrd

Monkey - Qerrd

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Wisal Ahdab 2 years ago

Qird.

#16 Gazelle - Ghazal

Gazelle - Ghazal

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Notchimine Mette 2 years ago

Too many horns for a gazelle. This is more a reindeer. Are reindeer classified as gazelles too?

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#17 Shark - Qearsh

Shark - Qearsh

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Don Southern 2 years ago

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Oh yeah... that really looks like shark... I'm stunned... without that red dots you could never say it's shark.

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#18 Ape - Qerrd

Ape - Qerrd

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#19 Cheetah - Fahd

Cheetah - Fahd

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Brendon Kaufman 2 years ago

@Madelaine the words are written in Arabic script below. The pictures use the Arabic script of the given word as the base, then illustrate the meaning of the word with additional art (as well as some artistic liberties taken with the letters, but this is incredibly common in Arabic Calligraphy)

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#20 She - Hia

She - Hia

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Varjosielu 2 years ago

And that doesn't even describe a female person.

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#21 Eagle - Nesr

Eagle - Nesr

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Deena Kamel 2 years ago

Super well done. Took me a few seconds to read it

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#22 Peacock - Tawus

Peacock - Tawus

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Sunny Jamil 2 years ago

Taawoos.

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#23 Rhino - Khuratiat

Rhino - Khuratiat

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MuhaMed ZaKi 2 years ago

I always heard the word khurtit but i dont know what it mean until now Lol ( i thought its kind of insect or something else)

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#24 Bicycle - Diraja

Bicycle - Diraja

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Maryam Ouisse 2 years ago

actually it's ''darraja'' :)

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#25 Octopus - Ekhtabout

Octopus - Ekhtabout

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Huanimalism 2 years ago

Okhtoboot

#26 Crown - Taj

Crown - Taj

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Lea Opitz 2 years ago

well done!

#27 Bear - Dob

Bear - Dob

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Notchimine Mette 2 years ago

Capsule.

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#28 Owl - Buma

Owl - Buma

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Huanimalism 2 years ago

half a dog's face

#29 Female camel - Naqa

Female camel - Naqa

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Amr Amin 2 years ago

naqa is a female camel , male is called jamal

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#30 Freedom - Hurria

Freedom - Hurria

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Hermy Melinda 2 years ago

I love this word, sounds like hurray!

#31 Lion - Asad

Lion - Asad

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Barbara Delahunty 2 years ago

This one has been manipulated too much, it's difficult to see the letters

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#32 Horse - Hisan

Horse - Hisan

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#33 Seal - Foqma

Seal - Foqma

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Huanimalism 2 years ago

Faqma

#34 Tea - Shay

Tea - Shay

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MadamButterfly 2 years ago

No,it's shai,it dousnt sound right as chai.

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#35 Ant - Namla

Ant - Namla

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#36 Ink - Heabr

Ink - Heabr

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Huanimalism 2 years ago

Hibr

#37 Elephant - Feel

Elephant - Feel

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Oray Jumbo 2 years ago

This one a bit off

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#38 Passion - Eashq

Passion - Eashq

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#39 Ox - Thur

Ox - Thur

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Amy McDonald 2 years ago

Ox Tail

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#40 Rams - Jiddi

Rams - Jiddi

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Lingua e Cultura Arabe 1 year ago

I realy loved all!!