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Pronunciation: /duː; də/

Translation of do in Arabic:

transitive verb/فعل متعد (3rd person present sing/مضارع مفرد مع ضمير الغائب does past tense/زمن الماضي, did past participle/اسم المفعول, done)

  • 1 (to carry out) فَعَلَ (I) (stem vowel = a), عَمِلَ (stem vowel = a) (I) [a job] [work] I'm doing the ironing أَقومُ بالكَيِّ will you do it for me? هل يُمْكِنُكَ أنْ تَفْعَلَ ذلك من أَجْلي؟ are you doing anything tonight? هل تَعْتَزِمُ فِعْلَ شَيْءٍ هذا المَساءَ؟ what can I do for you? ماذا يُمْكِنُني أنْ أَفْعَلَ لَكَ؟
  • 2 (to tidy, clean) to do one's hair سَوّى شَعْرَهُ to do one's nails سَوّى أَظافِرَهُ to do the dishes غَسَلَ الصُحونَ
  • 3 (to have an effect on) فَعَلَ (stem vowel = a) (I), صَنَعَ (stem vowel = a) (I) I must have done something to my back لا بُدَّ أَنَّني آذَيْتُ ظَهْري what have you done to her? ماذا فَعَلْتَ بِها؟ that hat does nothing for her تلك القُبَّعةُ لا تُناسِبُها
  • 4 (to spend) [prisoners] قَضى في السِجْنِ; [soldiers etc.] أَتَمَّ (IV) [a period of time] he did three years for robbery قَضى فَتْرةَ ثَلاثِ سَنَواتٍ في السِجْنِ لِقِيامِهِ بالسَرِقةِ
  • 5 (to study) دَرَسَ (stem vowel = u) (I) [physics] [Arabic] I did Russian at university دَرَسْتُ الروسيّةَ في الجامِعةِ
  • 6 (to work at) عَمِلَ (I) (stem vowel = a) what does she do for a living? ماذا تَعْمَلُ لِكَسْبِ رِزْقِها؟
  • 7 (to cook) طَبَخَ (I) (stem vowel = a or u), طَها (stem vowel = a or u) (I) [an omelette] [bacon]; (to prepare) أَعَدَّ (IV), حَضَّرَ (II) [the vegetables] [salad] I'd like the steak well done أُحِبُّ شَريحةَ اللَحْمِ ناضِجةً
  • 8 (to provide) قَدَّمَ (II) they don't do travellers' cheques لا يُصْدِرونَ شيكاتِ المُسافِرينَ they do an excellent fish soup يُقَدِّمونَ حَساءَ سَمَكٍ مُمْتازاً
  • 10 [informal/غير رسمي] (to imitate) قَلَّدَ (II) [a celebrity] [sb's voice] he does Tony Blair very well يُقَلِّدُ توني بْلير بِشَكْلٍ مُمْتازٍ
  • 11 (to travel) قَطَعَ (stem vowel = a) (I) we've done 300 miles today قَطَعْنا 300 ميلٍ اليَوْمَ
  • 12 (to travel at) ساقَ (I) (stem vowel = u) I was doing 70 miles an hour كُنْتُ أَقودُ السَيّارةَ بِسُرْعةِ 70 ميلاً في الساعةِ
  • 13 [informal/غير رسمي] (to visit as a tourist) زارَ (stem vowel = u) (I)
  • 15 (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية) [informal/غير رسمي] (to cheat) we've been done! لَقَدْ اُحْتيلَ عَلَيْنا!
  • 16 (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية) [informal/غير رسمي] (to prosecute, convict) I got done for speeding لَقَدْ حوكِمْتُ بِتُهْمةِ تَجاوُزِ السُرْعةِ

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد (3rd person present sing/مضارع مفرد مع ضمير الغائب does past tense/زمن الماضي, did past participle/اسم المفعول, done)

  • 1 (to behave) فَعَلَ (stem vowel = a) (I) do as you're told! افْعَلْ كَما يُقالُ لَكَ! well done! أَحْسَنْتَ!
  • 2 (to get on) how did you do in your exams? كيف كانَت امْتِحاناتُكَ؟ how are we doing for time? كم بَقِيَ من الوَقْتِ؟ the patient is doing well يَتَحَسَّنُ المَريضُ بِشَكْلٍ مُسْتَمِرٍّ she's done well for herself أَحْسَنَتْ صَنيعاً بِنَفْسِها
  • 3 (to be suitable, acceptable) ناسَبَ (III) that box will do ذلك الصُنْدوقُ يَفي بالغَرَضِ this really won't do! هذا غَيْرُ مَقْبولٍ!
  • 5 [informal/غير رسمي] (to finish) انْتَهى (VIII) are you done? هل انْتَهَيْتَ؟ just tell her and have or be done with it اعْتَرِفْ لَها وَانْتَهِ من ذلك

auxiliary verb/فعل مساعد (3rd person present sing/مضارع مفرد مع ضمير الغائب does past tense/زمن الماضي, did past participle/اسم المفعول, done)

  • 1 (in questions, negatives) did you speak to him? هل تَكَلَّمْتَ مَعَهُ؟ I didn't speak to him لم أَتَكَلَّمْ مَعَهُ doesn't she look beautiful? أَلَيْسَتْ تَبْدو جَميلةً؟ what did she say? ماذا قالَتْ؟ don't you like it? أَلا تُحِبُّهُ؟
  • 2 (in place of a main verb) you play better than I do تَلْعَبُ بِشَكْلٍ أَفْضَلَ مِنّي he likes the house and so do I يُعْجِبُهُ البَيْتُ كَما يُعْجِبُني ‘who wrote it?’ — ‘I did’ 'مَنْ كَتَبَهُ؟' - 'أنا' 'I know who did it' — 'do you?' 'أنا أَعْرِفُ مَنْ فَعَلَها' - 'فِعْلاً؟' he wanted to live there, but she didn't أَرادَ أنْ يَعيشَ هُناكَ، وَلَكِنَّها لم تُرِدْ ذلك
  • 3 (for emphasis) do sit down تَفَضَّل اجْلِسْ do shut up! اُسْكُتْ!, صَهْ! I do wish you'd let me help you وَدِدْتُ لو سَمَحْتَ لي بِأَنْ أُساعِدَكَ you must admit, she did look ill يَجِبُ أنْ تَعْتَرِفَ، لَقَدْ بَدَتْ مَريضةً بالفِعْلِ
  • 4 (in tag questions) he lives in Tripoli, doesn't he? يَعيشُ في طَرابُلُسَ، أَلَيْسَ كَذَلِكَ؟ you didn't believe him, did you? لم تُصَدِّقْهُ، أَلَيْسَ كَذَلِكَ؟

noun/اسم (plural/جمع dos)

  • (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية) [informal/غير رسمي] حَفْلة (plural: حَفَلات) his leaving do is tomorrow حَفْلةُ وَداعِهِ غَداً


dos and don'ts

قَواعِد وَأَحْكام, أَوامِر وَنَواهٍ

that does it!

[informal/غير رسمي], طَفَحَ الكَيْلُ!

that's done it!

[informal/غير رسمي] [ ها هو ذا قد فَسَدَ الأَمْرُ! ]

Phrasal verbs

do away with

do away with [sth] تَخَلَّصَ من [شَيْءٍ] [a system] [an organization]; اسْتَغْنى عن [شَيْءٍ] [the need for sth]

do in

[informal/غير رسمي]
do [sb] in (to kill) قَضى على [شَخْصٍ], تَخَلَّصَ من [شَخْصٍ], قَتَلَ [شَخْصاً] 1.1 (to tire out) by the end of it I was done in كُنْتُ مُرْهَقاً بِنِهايةِ ذلك

do out of

[informal/غير رسمي]
to do do sb out of sth جَرَّدَ شَخْصاً من شَيْءٍ

do up

[dress] [coat] زُرِّرَ
do [sth] updo up [sth] زَرَّرَ [شَيْئاً] [coat]; رَبَطَ [شَيْئاً] [a necklace] [one's shoelaces]; أَقْفَلَ [شَيْئاً] (IV) [a zip] 1.1 (to wrap) لَفَّ [شَيْئاً] [a parcel] 1.2 (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية) [informal/غير رسمي] (to renovate) رَمَّمَ [شَيْئاً] [a house] [room]
do [sb] up [informal/غير رسمي] she was all done up and ready to go out كانَتْ مُهَنْدَمةً وَجاهِزةً للخُروجِ

do with

do with [sth/sb] (expressing connection) كانَ لَهُ عَلاقةٌ ب [شَيْءٍ \ شَخْصٍ] I'm sure he had something to do with it أنا مُتَأَكِّدٌ أنّ لَهُ عَلاقةٌ بِهَذا الأَمْرِ what's that got to do with it? ما عَلاقةُ ذلك بِما نَحْنُ فيهِ؟ what's it got to do with you? ما عَلاقَتُكَ بالأَمْرِ؟ 1.1 (to benefit from)احْتاجَ إلى [شَيْءٍ \ شَخْصٍ] I could do with a drink/a holidayأَحْتاجُ إلى مَشْروبٍ \ عُطْلةٍ 1.2 (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية) [informal/غير رسمي] (to tolerate) I can't be doing with all this new technology لا يُمْكِنُني تَحَمُّلُ كُلِّ هذه التِكْنولوجِيا الحَديثةِ

do without

do without [sb/sth] دَبَّرَ أَمْرَهُ بِدونِ [شَخْصٍ \ شَيْءٍ] [luxuries] [sb's help]

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