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British English: /ɪkˈspɛkt/
, /ɛkˈspɛkt/
American English: /ɪkˈspɛkt/

Translation of expect in Arabic:

transitive verb/فعل متعد

  • 1
    (to anticipate)
    تَوَقَّعَ (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 somebody to do something
    تَوَقَّعَ من شَخْصٍ أنْ يَفْعَلَ شَيْئاً
    we expected you to pass easily
    كُنّا نَتَوَقَّعُ مِنْكَ أنْ تَنْجَحَ بِسُهولةٍ
  • 3
    (to await)
    تَرَقَّبَ (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 (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 something
    تَوَقَّعَ أنْ يَفْعَلَ شَيْئاً
    I was expecting to do better
    كُنْتُ أَتَوَقَّعُ أنْ يَكونَ أَدائي أَحْسَنَ
  • 2 (to require)to expect to do something
    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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