Spanish words that derived from Arabic

Some Spanish words of Arabic origin

Spain remained under Muslim rule 700 years until 1492 when the reconquista (reconquest) happened. As a result, it is estimated that around 4000 words used in Spanish derived from Arabic. Let's see some examples.

People 👩👨

El albañil, la albañil / builder

El alcalde, la alcalde / mayor

El rehén / hostage

El alguacil, la alguacil / bailiff

Animals 🐗

El jabalí / wild boar

Plants 🌿

La berenjena / aubergine

La albahaca / basil

La zanahoria / carrot

El algodón / cotton

La aceituna / olive

La sandía / watermelon

La toronja / grapefruit

Liquids 🌊

El alcohol / alcohol

El aceite / oil

El jarabe / syrop

Food 🍲

El azúcar /sugar

Los fideos / noodles

General nouns 🟡

La almohada / pillow

La alfombra / carpet

El rincón / corner

El arrecife / reef

El barrio / neighbourhood

La mazmorra / dungeon

El azulejo / tile

La alcantarilla / sewer

La noria / ferris wheel

Grammar 🔤

Ojalá / hopefully

alquilar / to rent

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