Translation of be in Arabic:


Pronunciation: /biː/

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد (present participle/اسم الفاعل being) (past tense (1st & 3rd pers sing) was or (other subjects), were) (past participle/اسم المفعول been)

  • 1 (in statements) كانَ (I) (stem vowel = u) they are good students هُمْ طُلاّبٌ جَيِّدونَ it's me هذا أنا it's them إنَّهُمْ هُنا I preferred it as it was أُفَضِّلُها بالشَكْلِ الّذي كانَتْ عَلَيْهِ
  • 2 (stating probability) if he's coming, I won't go إذا كانَ قادِماً، فَلَنْ أَذْهَبَ if Henry were here, everything would be all right لو كانَ هِنْري هُنا، لَكانَ كُلُّ شَيْءٍ على ما يُرامُ if I were you, I'd see a doctor لو كُنْتُ مَكانَكَ، لَزُرْتُ طَبيباً had it not been for Frank, I'd have missed the train لَوْلا فْرانْك، لَتَأَخَّرْتُ عن القِطارِ
  • 3 [formal/رسمي] (phrases) so be it فَلْيَكُنْ be that as it may … وَمَهْما يَكُنْ من أَمْرٍ ... let or leave him be اُتْرُكْهُ وَشَأْنَهُ to be or not to be أَكونُ أو لا أَكونُ

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