Arabic Quotes On Love and Friendship

Based on how many inquiries we are getting about our tailored Arabic courses with a focus on relationships, it seems the 2022 FIFA World Cup has been a very special experience indeed for many of you in more ways than you may have expected.

If you still find yourself thinking about that special person you met at a match in Qatar, or about new friendships forged due to the shared love of football, these charming Arabic quotes on love and friendship are the perfect excuse to get back in touch and pick up where you left off.

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1. Everywhere I look I am reminded of your love.
You are my world.

aḏkuruka ʾaynamā naẓart. ʾanta ḥaīātī.

أذكرك أينما نظرت. أنت حياتي.

Wow, what a way to start. This quote is positively full of love and is a great way to express the depth of your feelings. By choosing this phrase, you’ll show that you’re not someone who likes to play it cool, and that the connection you felt during your stay abroad is still very much alive.

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Language Trainers’ Tip

Use this one only if you have good reasons to believe your feelings are reciprocal. Otherwise, you may be sent to the ‘Seen’ purgatory.

2. When I look at you, I see the rest of my life in front of my eyes.

ʿindamā ʾanẓuru ʾiilayka, ʾarā baqiyyaẗa ḥayātī ʾamāma ʿaynī.

عندما أنظر إليك، أرى بقية حياتي أمام عيني.


Well, this really is taking things to the next level! But hey, if you visited our blog looking for Arabic quotes on love and romance, you were not exactly fooling around, were you? After all, Love is like any other language: the more specific your phrase is, the better it reflects your feelings.

Language Trainers’ Tip

If you want to go to extra mile, you can make a video with it instead of just texting. Just make sure you choose your lover’s favourite song!

3. Love is like the wind, you can’t see it, but you can feel it.

al-ḥub miṯl al-rīḥ, lā yumkinuka ʾan trāh, walakin yumkinuka ʾan tašʿura bih.

الحب مثل الريح، لا يمكنك أن تراه، ولكن يمكنك أن تشعر به.

See? Arabic quotes on love are not always as passionate and intense as our first two picks. This phrase is the perfect choice for those who prefer to go with a more subtle approach. By texting or emailing this phrase with a nice picture, you get to remind that special person of the time you spent together without putting too much pressure.

Language Trainers’ Tip

If you want to make your communication even more casual, attach a picture that evokes a fun moment you two spent together, a place you visited or a joke you used to make.

4. I’m much more me when I’m with you.

ʾuḥissu ʾannanī ʾašbahu linafsī bikaṯīrʿindamā ʾakūnu maʿak.

أحس أنني أشبه لنفسي بكثير عندما أكون معك.

Oh, we just love this one. Here, you convey the feeling that being in your lover’s company is when you feel your most complete self. When you are with this person, you don’t have to pretend or hide any part of yourself, you can just be fully who you are and that is the most beautiful thing.

Language Trainers’ Tip

If you don’t have an Arabic-speaking lover, you can just send this one to a friend. We all love to be reminded that we are free to be ourselves in another’s company. Also, it may be a good way to persuade your friend to start an Arabic course together.

5. Thank you for always being my rainbow after the storm.

šukran liʾannaka dāʾiman takūna lī kaqawsi quzaḥ baʿd al-ʿāṣifah.

شكرا لأنك دائما تكون لي كقوس قزح بعد العاصفة.

Another phrase that you can use both with your partner or with a friend, this one will definitely make the receiver special. It means you appreciate the support and understanding of this person when times get tough, and that the connection you two have never fails to shine a light in the darkest moments.

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Language Trainers’ Tip

This phrase works great in a handwritten note, as it conveys gratitude and admiration, two feelings that seem to be better conveyed when spelled by hand. Plus, that’s just a great way to practise Arabic characters.

6. To love is nothing. To be loved is something. But to love and be loved is everything.

ḥubbuka liʾaḥad lā yaʿnī šayʾan. ʾan takūn maḥbūban min ʾaḥadin šaīʾ. walakin ʾan tuḥib ūtuḥab huwa kul šaīʾ.

حبك لأحد لا يعني شيئاً. أن تكون محبوباً من أحد شيء. ولكن أن تحب وتحب هو كل شيء.

Oh, so we’re back to romance. And what a way to do it. This nice reminder that love is a two-way street can be used to express that you are grateful for the fact that your partner loves you back, or just to remind them that your love for them is very much alive.

Language Trainers’ Tip

This phrase is undoubtedly one of the most passionate Arabic quotes on love you’ll ever come across, so it should be used with caution. Use it only if you and your partner are really going through a nice period together. Otherwise, it may sound insincere.

7. I want to be your favorite hello and your hardest goodbye.

ʾurīdu ʾan ʾakūna “marḥaban” al-mufaḍḍalah ladayk ūʾaṣʿabu wadāʿ bilnisbaẗi lak.

أريد أن أكون “مرحبا” المفضلة لديك وأصعب وداع بالنسبة لك.

If you left your lover in Qatar and can’t think of anything or anyone else since you parted ways, this is the perfect phrase for you. It may be bittersweet, but your lover will surely be able to relate to the “hardest goodbye” part.

Language Trainers’ Tip

This is one of our favourite Arabic quotes on love, but it can also sound a bit demanding or one-sided. To avoid this, you can send it along with a note that says “You were definitely my hardest goodbye”. (كنت بالتأكيد أصعب وداعا لي) That way, they’ll know for sure the feeling is reciprocal.

So, there you have it, seven romantic Arabic quotes on love and friendship to choose from. Whether you want to express your love and admiration for a Arab lover or just brighten an Arabic-speaking friend’s day with a nice reminder, these phrases are the way to go.

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If you want to do more than send love notes and work on a future together, learning Arabic is the best way to do it. With the right resources and commitment, you can become fluent in the language faster than you may have expected, and use it to communicate with your partner.

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