17 Arabic Words Illustrated Based On Their Literal Meaning

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Mahmoud El Sayed is an architect and graphic designer based in Egypt. Mahmoud claims that he has always been fascinated with the word 'manipulation' words. This idea has become the beginning of this project. The artist manipulated different Arabic words and transformed them into their meaning.

1. Shark - Qearsh

2. Gazelle - Ghazal

3. Monkey - Qeerd

4. Lama - Lama

5. Cairo - Alqahera

6. Rabbit - Arnab

7. Mouse - Fa'ar

8. Citadel - Qale'a

9. Watermelon - Batikh

10. Duck - Batt

11. Giraffe - Zarafa

12. Cofee - Qahuwa

13. Dog - Kalb

14. Koala - Koala

15. Whale - Hout

16. Fox - Thaealab

17. Cat - Qitt

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