Question by  h83 (9)

How do you say "sweet" in Arabic?

I want to surprise my friend who speaks Arabic.


Answer by  LindaJ (19)

"Helwa" means "sweet" It really does mean sweet, sugary, cute... "Ishta!" or "Kishta" is used like "Sweet!" when it means what people used to call cool, when you really like something. "Ishta/Kishta" (depending on the local dialect) literally means "cream," like ice cream or the sweet stuff in a pastry.


Answer by  Scot (591)

The transliteration or Romanization for the word "sweet" in Arabic is "Al-Halwa". It also, not surprisingly, is the word for dessert.

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