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Pronunciation: /ˈəːli/

Translation of early in Arabic:

adjective/صفة (earlier, earliest)

  • 1 (not late) [evening] [morning] باكِر, مُبَكِّر I'm a bit early وَصَلْتُ مُبَكِّراً قَليلاً at an early age في عُمْرٍ مُبَكِّرٍ to be in one's early thirties كانَ في بِدايةِ الثَلاثيناتِ من عُمْرِهِ to make an early start بَدَأَ باكِراً at the earliest على أَقَلِّ تَقْديرٍ in the early hours في الساعاتِ الباكِرةِ in early spring في بِدايةِ الرَبيعِ
  • 2 (one of the first) [attempt] [version] [work] أَوَّل (diptotic) (plural: أَوائِلُ, feminine: أولى) early man إنْسان بُدائيّ an early train قِطار الصَباحِ الباكِرِ in the early years في السَنَواتِ الأولى
  • 3 (sooner than expected) [detection] [settlement] [death] مُبَكِّر to have an early lunch/night تَناوَلَ غَداءً \ ذَهَبَ للنَوْمِ مُبَكِّراً to take early retirement حَصَلَ على تَقاعُدٍ مُبَكِّرٍ I caught an earlier train أَدْرَكْتُ قِطاراً في وَقْتٍ سابِقٍ at the earliest possible opportunity في أَقْرَبِ فُرْصةٍ مُمْكِنةٍ
  • 4 [agriculture/الزراعة] early potatoes/crops باكورة البَطاطِسِ \ المَحاصيلِ

adverb/ظرف (earlier, earliest)

  • 1 (sooner) [to arrive] [leave] باكِراً we finished two days/three weeks early انْتَهَيْنا قبل المَوْعِدِ بِيَوْمَيْنِ \ بِثَلاثةِ أَسابيعَ to retire early تَقاعَدَ مُبَكِّراً
  • 2 (not late) [to start] [to get up] باكِراً it's too early to say هذا كَلامٌ سابِقٌ لِأَوانِهِ can you make it earlier? هل تَسْتَطيعُ أنْ تَصِلَ باكِراً؟ as I said earlier كَما قُلْتُ سابِقاً as early as 2009 بَدْءاً من 2009 early next year في أَوائِلِ السَنةِ القادِمةِ to arrive early in the afternoon وَصَلَ باكِراً في المَساءِ it was agreed very early on تَمَّ الاتِّفاقُ بِشَكْلٍ مُبَكِّرٍ جِدًّا

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