Translated, “Habibi” means my darling or my love. While it is gender neutral, it can also be translated as “my beloved”. It carries an expression of deep affection.
The Arabic word for husband is “habib”, so this makes sense…or does it? The Arabic word for wife is ‘saeha’. So why would there also be a separate word used only to describe your wife? In reality, you may use the words interchangeably with no offense taken on either party’s behalf. Regardless if you call your spouse pet names like honey bunny or sweetheart or even heart breaker – at the end of the day they are still both happy.