English to Arabic oil

Dictionary entry: oil


Imperfect mod
US English, Palestinian Arabic bilingual
oil nuncountable (oil paint)لون زيتي
I sometimes paint in watercolor, but I prefer oil.
oils npl(oil paints)ألوان زيتية
The artist was known mostly for painting in oils.
هذا الفنان مشهور برسم معظم لوحاته بألوان زيتية.

المقصود هنا ليس اللون الزيتي بل الطلاء الزيتي
  • barkoosh

    Senior Member
    Dictionary Editor
    Arabic - Lebanon
    Thank you for reporting! It seems that both expressions are used in Arabic. طلاءات زيتية has been added. The change will be visible online after our next update, within a few months.