mabrouk

Pronunciations

Mabrook (ma-BROOK) listen

Definitions

  • interj. An expression of joyous congratulations used by Sephardi Jews equivalent to "Mazal tov!"

Example Sentences

  • I learned you are getting married: Mabrouk!

    Mabrouk! on your new apartment...

  • "Mabrouk to all of our Mechinah students who received their first Siddurim this week."

Languages of Origin

  • Arabic / Judeo-Arabic

Etymology

  • Arabic مبروك mabru:k 'congratulations'

    • Who Uses This

      • Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there
      • Sephardim: Jews with Sephardi or Mizrahi heritage

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • None

      Alternative Spellings

      mabruk

Notes

  • Very commonly used by North African Jews, who often spoke French as well as Arabic and Hebrew. The pronunciation of "ou" sounds like English "oo."

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