Today’s post is a quick reminder for a previous article that we listed about two years ago under the same title “Arabic Vocabulary: Job Titles and Occupations in Arabic“. It’s a short list of some of the most common Jobs and Occupations in Arabic.
The word Job in Arabic has many equivalents, among them:
-1- ‘Amal – عمل (which is totally different from the word “Amal” أمل which means “Hope” in English)
-2- Shughl – شغل
The word Occupation in Arabic is translated as:
-1- Mihnah – مهنة (which is slightly different from the word “Muhimmah” مهمة which means “Task” in English)
-2- Wathīfah – وظيفة
-3- Mansib – منصب
-4- Markaz – مركز
To be quite honest, I personally use and hear people using all the above words (depending on the Arabic context) interchangeably to refer to both jobs and occupations in Arabic at the same time, so, whichever you use, you should be fine.
|Cook | tabbākh | طباخ||Engineer | muhandis | مهندس||Firefighter | itfā’ī | إطفائي||Nurse| mumarrid | ممرض|
|Painter | sabbāgh | صباغ||Physician | tabīb | طبيب||Plumber | sabbāk | سباك||Police Officer | Shurtī | شرطي|