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Pronunciation: /kɒst/

Translation of cost in Arabic:

transitive verb/فعل متعد

  • 1
    (past tense/زمن الماضي, past participle/اسم المفعول cost or , costed)
    (to be priced at) [product] [service] كَلَّفَ (II), كانَ ثَمَنُهُ how much does it cost? ما ثَمَنُهُ؟ tickets cost £20 ثَمَنُ التَذاكِرِ £20 it will cost you $500 سَيُكَلِّفُكَ $500
  • 2
    (past tense/زمن الماضي, past participle/اسم المفعول cost)
    (in losses) كَلَّفَ (II) that decision cost him his job كَلَّفَهُ ذلك القَرارُ وَظيفَتَهُ good manners cost nothing حُسْنُ الخُلُقِ لا يُكَلِّفُ شَيْئاً
  • 3
    (past tense/زمن الماضي, past participle/اسم المفعول costed)
    (in estimates) قَدَّرَ التَكاليفَ [a project] [work]


  • 1 (price) سِعْر (plural: أَسْعار), ثَمَن (plural: أَثْمان), تَكْلِفة (plural: تَكاليفُ) at a cost of £100 بِسِعْرِ £100 labour costs are high تَكاليفُ العِمالةِ مُرْتَفِعةٌ at cost ‫بِسِعْرِ التَكْلِفةِ‬ you must bear the cost of any repairs يَجِبُ عَلَيْكَ أنْ تَتَحَمَّلَ تَكاليفَ أَيِّ إصْلاحاتٍ at no extra cost بِدونِ أَيِّ تَكْلِفةٍ إضافيّةٍ to reduce or cut costs خَفَّضَ التَكاليفَ
  • 2 (sacrifice) تَضْحِية at great personal cost ‫بِتَضْحِيةٍ شَخْصيّةٍ كَبيرةٍ‬ at all costs بِأَيِّ ثَمَنٍ whatever the cost مَهْما كانَ الثَمَنُ as he found to his cost كَما تَعَلَّمَ بَعْدَما دَفَعَ الثَمَنَ

plural noun/جمع (costs)

  • [law/القانون] مَصاريف الدَعْوى the judge awarded costs to the plaintiff حَمَّلَ القاضي المُدَّعي مَصاريفَ الدَعْوى

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