Ramadan

Spanish Ramadan vocabulary
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Festive Spanish vocabulary

The holy month of Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It begins about 11 days earlier each year, because the calendar is lunar and thus shorter than the Gregorian calendar, which is solar.

What is Ramadan?

Ramadan is a holy month during which nearly all Muslims* are required to fast during daylight hours (sunrise to sunset). The fast is broken at sunset with iftar (breakfast).

 * Except children and anyone who is sick, traveling, menstruating, pregnant, or breastfeeding.

How do you say "Happy Ramadan" in Spanish?

  • ¡Feliz Ramadán!
alms   la limosna
Mecca   La Meca
month   el mes
Muslim   musulmán
new moon   la luna nueva
pilgrimage   la peregrinación
Quran   el Corán
reflection   la reflexión
     
Fasting   El ayuno
no eating   no comer
no drinking   no beber
no smoking   no fumar
no sex   no tener relaciones sexuales
from sunrise   desde el amanecer
to sunset   hasta el ocaso
breakfast   el desayuno
     
Ramadan Foods   Alimentos de Ramadán
apricot   el albaricoque, el damasco
bell pepper   el pimiento, el pimentón
chickpeas   los garbanzos
date   el dátil
eggplant   la berenjena
fig   el higo
lamb   el cordero
milk   la leche
rice   el arroz
salad   la ensalada
soup   la sopa
zucchini   el calabacín, la calabacita
     
Ramadan Verbs   Verbos de Ramadán
to abstain   abstenerse
to break the fast   romper el ayuno
to fast   ayunar
to make a pilgrimage   hacer una peregrinación
to pray   rezar

5 pillars of Islam – Los 5 pilares del islam

1. faith   la fe
2. prayer   la oración
3. charity   la limosna
4. fasting during Ramadan   el ayuno durante
5. pilgrimage to Mecca   la peregrinación a La Meca

 The required-once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage is called Hajj and usually occurs during the last month of the year. During the last week or so of Ramadan, a lesser pilgrimage called Umrah is often made.

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Spanish Ramadan vocabulary