30 Everyday English Words You Didn’t Know Came From Arabic

Source: knape / E+ via Getty Images

26. Sugar
> Arabic (phonetic transliteration): sukkar
> Meaning in Arabic: sugar

Source: showcake / iStock via Getty Images

27. Syrup
> Arabic (phonetic transliteration): sharāb
> Meaning in Arabic: alcoholic drink; any beverage

Source: loooby / iStock via Getty Images

28. Tangerine
> Arabic (phonetic transliteration): Tanja
> Meaning in Arabic: the port city of Tangier, Morocco, from which tangerines were shipped

Source: icetocker / iStock via Getty Images

29. Tuna
> Arabic (phonetic transliteration): al-tunn
> Meaning in Arabic: tuna

Source: eugenesergeev / iStock via Getty Images

30. Zero
> Arabic (phonetic transliteration): sifr
> Meaning in Arabic: the numeral zero

Sponsored: Find a Qualified Financial Advisor

Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to 3 fiduciary financial advisors in your area in 5 minutes. Each advisor has been vetted by SmartAsset and is held to a fiduciary standard to act in your best interests. If you’re ready to be matched with local advisors that can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.