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British English: /ˈəːli/
American English: /ˈərli/

Translation of early in Arabic:

adjective/صفة earlier, earliest

  • 1
    (not late) (evening, morning)
    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)
    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)
    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)
    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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