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Words used in Egypt's Arabic language that has English origin or similar, and others used in English but were derived from Arabic.
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English Word Arabic Pronunciation Meaning Comments
Hajj Hagg Pilgrimage, Pilgrim of Arabic origin
Hakim Hakeem A wise man, A physician of Arabic origin
Hareem, Harem Hareem Women of Arabic origin
Hashish Hasheesh Famous drug of Arabic origin
Hatch back Hatsh baak A hatch back vehicle  
Headphone Hedfoan    
Henna Henna reddish orange dye for hair of Arabic origin
Hotel Hotel    
Houri Houreyya A nymph of Arabic origin
Imam Imam Religious leader of Arabic origin
Influenza Infelwanza    
Internet Enternet    
Intifada Intefada Palestinian uprising against Israel of Arabic origin
Islam Eslam    
Jasmine Yasmin   of Arabic origin
Jeans Jeans, Jens    
Jeep Jeep A 4WD vehicle of any other models
Jihad Gehad Struggle, Holy war of Arabic origin
Jinni Ghenni Demon, Naughty of Arabic origin
Kaffir, Kafir Kafer Infidel of Arabic origin
Karate Karateh Martial sport  
Kebab Kabab   of Turkish origin
Kilogram, Gram Kilogram, Gram    
Kilometer, Meter Kilometr, Metr    
Kohl Kohl Eyeliner, Eyeshadow of Arabic origin
Koran Kor'an Moslem's holy book of Arabic origin
Kung Fu Kong fu Martial sport  
Lasagna Lazania Italian pasta  
Lemon Lamoon    
Limonata Lamonata Lemonade  
Loge Loaj Theatre box  
Lorry Lorry    
Luncheon Lunshon Type of cold-cuts  
Macaroni Macarona    
Madame Madaam Married woman  
Mademoiselle Madmowazail Unmarried girl, Miss  
Maestro Mayestro Music conductor  
Mafia Mafia Italian gangs  
Maillot Mayouh Swimming suit  
Maitre d'hôtel Maitre d'hôtel Hotel manager not used so much
Majlis Magles Assembly of Arabic origin
Make-up Make-up   among high classes
Mall Moal   newly arabized
Mango Manga    
Manifesto Manifesto    
Mannequin Manikan Manikin  
Maquette Makett Small model  
Maquillage Mekyaj Make-up  
Mask Mask    
Massage Massaj Body rub  
Mastaba Mastaba A bench of Arabic origin
Mayonnaise Mayonnaise Mayonnaise  
Medina Madina City of Arabic origin
Merci Merci Thank you among higher classes
Metro Metro Metro, Subway  
Microbus Microbus    
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