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British English: /flaʃ/
American English: /flæʃ/

Translation of flash in Arabic:

transitive verb/فعل متعد

  • 1
    [informal] (to display) (Form IV) (money, an ID card)
    they flashed their badges at the guard
    أَظْهَروا بِطاقاتِهِمْ \ شاراتِهِمْ للحارِسِ
  • 3
    (Form IV) (look)
    to flash a smile
    ابْتَسَمَ ابْتِسامةً خاطِفةً
  • 4
    (to transmit) (Form I) (stem vowel = i or u) (a picture, message)

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد

  • 1
    (to shine) (torches, warning lights) (stem vowel = i) (Form I)
    to flash on and off
    وَمَضَ وَخَبا
  • 2
    (to appear suddenly) (thoughts) (stem vowel = i) (Form I)
    (images) (stem vowel = u) (Form I)
    the thought flashed through my mind
    خَطَرَت الفِكْرةُ على بالي


  • 2 (instant) See examples: it was all over in a flash
    انْتَهى كُلُّ شَيْءٍ في وَمْضةِ عَيْنٍ
    a flash of inspiration/genius
    لَحْظة إلْهامٍ \ عَبْقَريّةٍ
  • 3 (photography/فن التصوير)
  • 4 (computing/الحوسبة)
    also: Flash
  • 6
    (stripe on uniform)
    شارة عَسْكَريّة
    (on a car)



quick as a flash

to be a flash in the pan

مَرَّ كَلَمْحِ البَصَرِ

Phrasal verbs

flash by

flash past
(birds, runners, landscape)
مَرَّ كالبَرْقِ

flash up

(messages, results) (فَجْأةً)

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