mabrouk

Alternative Spellings

mabruk

Definitions

  • an expression of joyous congratulation 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." (https://www.barkaiyeshivah.org/UploadFiles/415b0c7a-7.pdf)

Languages of Origin

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

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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