Translation of expect in Arabic:

expect

Pronunciation: /ɪkˈspɛkt/

transitive verb/فعل متعد

  • 1 (to anticipate) تَوَقَّعَ (V) [trouble] [a result] to expect the worst تَوَقَّعَ الأَسْوَأَ what did you expect? ماذا كُنْتَ تَتَوَقَّعُ؟ you knew what to expect عَرَفْتَ ما يُمْكِنُ تَوَقُّعُهُ it was better/worse than expected كانَ أَحْسَنَ \ أَسْوَأَ مِمّا كانَ مُتَوَقَّعاً to expect sb to do sth تَوَقَّعَ من شَخْصٍ أنْ يَفْعَلَ شَيْئاً we expected you to pass easily كُنّا نَتَوَقَّعُ مِنْكَ أنْ تَنْجَحَ بِسُهولةٍ
  • 3 (to await) انْتَظَرَ (VIII), تَرَقَّبَ (V) [company] [a guest] we have been expecting you كُنّا نَتَوَقَّعُ مَجيئَكَ they are expected to arrive at six من المُتَوَقَّعِ أنْ يَصِلوا على السادِسةِ to be expecting twins/a baby كانَ يَنْتَظِرُ تَوْأَماً \ مَوْلوداً
  • 4 (to require) تَوَقَّعَ (V) [commitment] [hard work] I expect you to be punctual أَتَوَقَّعُ مِنْكَ أنْ تَكونَ دَقيقاً في مَواعيدِكَ I can't be expected to know everything لا يُفْتَرَضُ بي أنْ أَعْرِفَ كُلَّ شَيْءٍ
  • 5 (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية) (to suppose) I expect so أَتَوَقَّعُ ذلك I don't expect so لا أَتَوَقَّعُ ذلك I expect you're tired أَظُنُّكَ مُتْعَباً

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد

  • 1 (to anticipate)to expect to do sth تَوَقَّعَ أنْ يَفْعَلَ شَيْئاً I was expecting to do better كُنْتُ أَتَوَقَّعُ أنْ يَكونَ أَدائي أَحْسَنَ
  • 2 (to require)to expect to do sth تَوَقَّعَ أنْ يَفْعَلَ شَيْئاً I expect to see you there أَتَوَقَّعُ أنْ أَراكَ هُناكَ
  • 3 (to be pregnant) to be expecting كانَتْ تَنْتَظِرُ مَوْلوداً she's expecting for January تَنْتَظِرُ مَوْلوداً في يَنايِر

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