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go
British English: /ɡəʊ/
American English: /ɡoʊ/

Translation of go in Arabic:

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد 3rd person present sing/مضارع مفرد مع ضمير الغائب goes past tense/زمن الماضي went past participle/اسم المفعول gone

  • 1
    (to move, travel) (stem vowel = a) (Form I)
    to go to Baghdad/Algeria
    ذَهَبَ إلى بَغْدادَ \ الجَزائِرِ
    to go to the museum
    ذَهَبَ إلى المَتْحَفِ
    to go to town/to the country
    ذَهَبَ إلى المَدينةِ \ الريفِ
    to go by bus/train
    ذَهَبَ بالحافِلةِ \ بالقِطارِ
    they went home
    ذَهَبوا إلى البَيْتِ
    to go fast/slowly
    ذَهَبَ بِسُرْعةٍ \ بِبُطْءٍ
    I went into the room
    دَخَلْتُ إلى الغُرْفةِ
  • 2
    (for activities) (Form I) (stem vowel = a)
    to go shopping/riding/swimming
    ذَهَبَ للتَسَوُّقِ \ لِرُكوبِ الخَيْلِ \ للسِباحةِ
    to go for a walk
    خَرَجَ لِيَتَمَشّى
    to go on a journey
    ذَهَبَ في رِحْلةٍ
  • 3
    (to attend) (stem vowel = a) (Form I)
    to go to school/work
    ذَهَبَ إلى المَدْرَسةِ \ العَمَلِ
    to go to the doctor's
    ذَهَبَ إلى عِيادةِ الطَبيبِ
  • 4 (with present participles) See examples: she went running up the stairs
    صَعِدَت الدَرَجَ راكِضةً
  • 5
    (to depart) (visitors, trains) (stem vowel = a) (Form I) (Form III), (Form I) (stem vowel = a)
    I must go, I must be going
    عَلَيَّ أنْ أُغادِرَ
  • 6
    [euphemistic/ملطف] (to die) (stem vowel = a) (Form I) (Form I) (stem vowel = u)
    when I am gone
    بعد أنْ أَموتَ
  • 7
    (to disappear) (Form I) (stem vowel = i)
    all his income goes on food and rent
    يُنْفَقُ كُلُّ دَخْلِهِ على الأَكْلِ والإيجارِ
    our food has all gone
    نَفِدَ كُلُّ طَعامِنا
    my bike has gone!
    سُرِقَتْ دَرّاجَتي!
    there goes my chance of winning!
    ها هو حَظّي في الفَوْزِ يَذْهَبُ أَدْراجَ الرِياحِ!
  • 8
    (to be sent, transmitted)
    أُرْسِلَ
    the letters went by post
    أُرْسِلَت الخِطاباتُ عن طَريقِ البَريدِ
    the proposals will go before parliament
    سَتُقَدَّمُ المُقْتَرَحاتُ إلى البَرْلَمانِ
  • 10
    (to become) (Form IV), (Form I) (stem vowel = i)
    (to remain) (stem vowel = a) (Form I) (stem vowel = a) (Form I)
    the people went hungry
    جاعَ الناسُ
    we went for two days with no food
    قَضَيْنا يَوْمَيْنِ بِدونِ طَعامٍ
    the question went unanswered
    بَقِيَ السُؤالُ دون جَوابٍ
  • 13
    (to pass) (stem vowel = u) (Form I) (Form VII)
    our visit has gone very fast
    انْقَضَتْ زِيارَتُنا بِسُرْعةٍ كَبيرةٍ
    there are ten days to go before the inauguration
    لا تَزالُ هُناكَ عَشَرةُ أَيّامٍ قبل حَفْلِ التَنْصيبِ
  • 14
    (to be disposed of)
    اُسْتُغْنِيَ عَنْهُ
    the car will have to go
    يَجِبُ التَخَلُّصُ من السَيّارةِ
    six days down and four to go!
    مَضَتْ سِتّةُ أَيّامٍ وَبَقِيَتْ أَرْبَعةٌ!
  • 15
    (to function) (clocks, machines) (Form VIII), (stem vowel = a) (Form I)
    we set the pumps going
    شَغَّلْنا المِضَخّاتِ
    how is the car going?
    كيف حالُ السَيّارةِ؟
    the alarm/bell goes at seven
    يَنْطَلِقُ الجَرَسُ في السابِعةِ
    to keep going
    (person, business, machine) (Form III), (Form III)
  • 16 (to start) See examples: let's get going!
    هَيّا نَبْدَأُ!
    to get the fire going
    أَشْعَلَ النارَ
  • 17
    (to lead) (corridors, doors) (Form II)
    the road goes down to the sea
    يُؤَدّي الطَريقُ إلى البَحْرِ
  • 18 (to reach) See examples: it's true as far as it goes
    هذا صَحيحٌ إلى حَدٍّ ما
    a hundred dollars doesn't go far these days
    المِائةُ دولار لا تَفْعَلُ الكَثيرَ هذه الأَيّامَ
    she'll go far!
    أَمامَها مُسْتَقْبَلٌ باهِرٌ!
  • 19
    [informal] (to belong)
    وُضِعَ
    where does the filing cabinet go?
    أَيْنَ سَتوضَعُ خِزانةُ المِلَفّاتِ؟
  • 20
    (to fit) (the sofa, piano) (Form III)
    it won't go into the box
    لن يَدْخُلَ في الصُنْدوقِ
  • 21
    (to be expressed) (poems, songs) (stem vowel = u) (Form I)
    how does the song go?
    ما هي كَلِماتُ الأُغْنِيةِ؟
    as the saying goes
    كَما يَقولُ المَثَلُ
  • 22
    (to be accepted)
    كانَ مَقْبولاً \ مُسْتَساغاً
    anything goes
    كُلُّ شَيْءٍ مُباحٌ
    it goes without saying that …
    غَنيٌّ عن القَوْلِ أنّ …
    what he says goes
    ما يَقولُهُ يَجِبُ أنْ يُنَفَّذَ
  • 23 (to be about to)he is going to do something
    سَيَفْعَلُ شَيْئاً
    it's going to snow
    سَتَتَساقَطُ الثُلوجُ
    I was just going to phone you
    كُنْتُ على وَشْكِ الاتِّصالِ بِكَ
  • 24
    [informal] (to turn out) (Form I) (stem vowel = i)
    how are things going?, how's it going?
    كيف تَسيرُ الأُمورُ؟
    the meeting went very well
    سارَ الاجْتِماعُ بِشَكْلٍ طَيِّبٍ جِدًّا
  • 25
    (in comparisons)
    قِياساً
    it's very quiet, as diesel engines go
    صَوْتُ المُحَرِّكِ هادِئٌ جِدًّا، قِياساً بِمُحَرِّكاتِ الديزِل الأُخْرى
  • 26
    (in sales)
    بيعَ
    tickets for the match are going cheap
    تُباعُ تَذاكِرُ المُباراةِ بِسِعْرٍ رَخيصٍ
    the house went for £150,000
    بيعَ البَيْتُ بِسِعْرِ 150,000 جُنَيْهٍ
  • 27 (to be available)to be going
    كانَ مُتَوَفِّراً
    there are plenty of jobs going
    يوجَدُ الكَثيرُ من الوَظائِفِ المُتَوَفِّرةِ
  • 28
    (to contribute) (Form IV)
    the money will go towards a new roof
    سَيُسْهِمُ المالُ في بِناءِ سَقْفٍ جَديدٍ
    the qualities that go to make a good teacher
    ‫الصِفات الّتي تُسْهِمُ في خَلْقِ مُعَلِّمٍ جَيِّدٍ‬
  • 29
    (to be given) (the award, prize, inheritance) (Form I) (stem vowel = a)
    the award went to Hassan
    ذَهَبَت الجائِزةُ إلى حَسَنٍ
    the inheritance went to the five children
    ذَهَبَ الميراثُ إلى الأَطْفالِ الخَمْسةِ
  • 30 [informal] (emphatic use) See examples: why did he go and spoil it?
    لِماذا ذَهَبَ يُفْسِدُ الأَمْرَ؟
  • 31
    (to take one's turn) (competitors, players)
    أَخَذَ دَوْرَهُ
    they/you go first/next
    هُمْ \ أَنْتَ أَوَّلاً \ تالِياً
  • 32
    (to be in harmony) (colours, designs) (Form VI), (Form VI)
    the curtains don't go with the carpet
    السَتائِرُ غَيْرُ مُتَناسِقةٍ مع السَجّادةِ
  • 33to go
    (للأَكْلِ خارِجَ المَطْعَمِ)

transitive verb/فعل متعد 3rd person present sing/مضارع مفرد مع ضمير الغائب goes past tense/زمن الماضي went past participle/اسم المفعول gone

  • (to travel) (Form III), (stem vowel = a) (Form I) (a distance, 50 miles)
    are you going my way?
    هل أَنْتَ ذاهِبٌ في طَريقي؟

noun/اسم plural/جمع goes

  • 1 to have a go at something
    حاوَلَ شَيْئاً
    he did it in one go
    فَعَلَهُ دَفْعةً واحِدةً
    to give something another go
    حاوَلَ شَيْئاً مَرّةً أُخْرى
  • 2 uncountable/غير معدود to be full of go
    كانَ في قِمّةِ الحَيَويّةِ \ العُنْفُوانِ
  • 3 (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية)
    (turn)
    whose go is it?
    دَوْرُ مَنْ (الآنَ)؟

Idioms

from the word go

من البِدايةِ

that's the way it goes!

هذا هو الطَبيعيُّ!

there you go!

[informal]
تَفَضَّلْ!

to have a go at somebody

[informal]
انْتَقَدَ شَخْصاً

to make a go of something

جَعَلَ شَيْئاً يَنْجَحُ

Phrasal verbs

go about

(to carry on) (Form I) (stem vowel = i) (Form V)
she goes about barefoot
تَمْشي حافِيةَ القَدَمَيْنِ
go about [something] 1
(to undertake)
قامَ ب [شَيْءٍ]
(a task)
I don't know how to go about it
لا أَعْرِفُ كيف أَقومُ بِهِ
2 (to be busy with) See examples: to go about one's business
انْشَغَلَ بِعَمَلِهِ

go after

go after [something/somebody] 1
(to chase) (a thief, the stolen vehicle)
2
(to try to get)
بَحَثَ عن [شَيْءٍ \ شَخْصٍ]
(a job, promotion)

go against

go against [somebody]
(to be unfavourable to) (the vote, verdict, decision)
لم يَكُنْ في صالِحِ [شَخْصٍ]
the war is going against them
تَسيرُ الحَرْبُ في غَيْرِ صالِحِهِمْ
go against [something] 1
(to conflict with) (a rule, somebody's principles)
these figures go against the trend
تَأْتي هذه الأَرْقامُ ضدّ الاتِّجاهِ العامِّ
2
(to disregard)
سارَ على خِلافِ [شَيْءٍ]
(somebody's wishes, advice)

go ahead

1
(to go in front) (stem vowel = i or u) (Form I)
they went ahead and I followed minutes later
سَبَقوني وَأَنا تَبِعْتُهُمْ بَعْدَها بِدَقائِقَ
2
(to take the lead) (team, runner) (Form V)
3
(to proceed) (Form I) (stem vowel = a)
they have permission to go ahead with the project
لَدَيْهِمْ رُخْصةً للبَدْءِ في المَشْروعِ

go along

1
(to travel) (people, cars) (stem vowel = i) (Form I)
2
(to attend) (stem vowel = u) (Form I)

go along with

go along with [somebody/something] 1
(to comply with)
قَبِلَ ب [شَيْءٍ]
(a plan, an idea)
I can't go along with that idea
لا أَسْتَطيعُ قُبولَ تِلْكَ الفِكْرةِ
2
(to accompany) (a friend, consignment)

go around

1
(to pay a visit) (friend, neighbours) (Form I) (stem vowel = u)
2
(in the course of events) (Form V), (Form V)
she goes around on a bicycle
تَتَنَقَّلُ بِاسْتِخْدامِ دَرّاجةٍ
3
(to circulate) (rumours, illnesses) (Form VIII)
4
(to suffice) (stem vowel = i) (Form I)
there isn't enough food to go around
لَيْسَ هُناكَ ما يَكْفي من الطَعامِ
go around [something] 1
(to travel around)
تَجَوَّلَ في [شَيْءٍ]
(a country, district)
they are going around the district saying that …
يَتَجَوَّلونَ في المِنْطَقةِ قائِلينَ إنّ …
2
(to negotiate)
دارَ \ الْتَفَّ حول [شَيْءٍ]
(a corner, bend)
3
(to visit)
تَجَوَّلَ في [شَيْءٍ]
(a house, museum, the shops)

go at

go at [somebody]
(to attack)
هَجَمَ على [شَخْصٍ]
(an intruder, opponent)
go at [something]
(to tackle)
انْكَبَّ على [شَيْءٍ]
(a task, job)

go away

(to leave) (Form I) (stem vowel = a) (Form III), (Form VII)
he's going away for a few days
سَيَغيبُ بِضْعةَ أَيّامٍ
go away! the smell has gone away
ذَهَبَت الرائِحةُ

go back

1
(to a place) (stem vowel = u) (Form I) (Form I) (stem vowel = i)
let's go back home
هيّا نَعودُ إلى البَيْتِ
to go back to work/school
عادَ إلى العَمَلِ \ المَدْرَسةِ
2
(to turn back) (Form VI)
there's no going back
لا عَوْدةَ للوَراءِ
3
(in time) (stem vowel = u) (Form I)
this tradition goes back centuries
يَعودُ هذا التَقْليدُ إلى قُرونٍ مَضَتْ
4
(to a previous state)
to go back to sleep
عادَ إلى النَوْمِ
we have gone back to the old system
عُدْنا إلى النِظامِ القَديمِ

go back on

go back on [something]
رَجَعَ في \ تَراجَعَ عن [شَيْءٍ]‬
(a promise, decision)

go before

(in time) (Form I) (stem vowel = u) (stem vowel = i) (Form I)
go before [somebody/something]
عُرِضَ على [شَخْصٍ \ شَيْءٍ]
(a court, judge)
the bill went before Parliament
عُرِضَ مَشْروعُ القانونِ على البَرْلَمان

go by

(trains, people, cars) (stem vowel = u) (Form I)
my time there went by very fast
مَضى وَقْتي هُناكَ سَريعاً جِدًّا
go by [something] 1
(to judge by)
حَكَمَ بِناءً على [شَيْءٍ]
don't go by first appearances
لا تَحْكُمْ بالمَظاهِرِ الأولى
2
(to act according to)
سارَ حَسَبَ [شَيْءٍ]
(the rules, accepted procedure)

go down

1
(to set) (the sun) (stem vowel = u) (Form I)
2
(to earth) (aircraft) (stem vowel = u) (Form I)
he went down in the penalty area
سَقَطَ في مِنْطَقةِ الجَزاءِ
3
(to sink) (the ship, yacht) (stem vowel = a) (Form I)
she went down with all hands
غَرِقَتْ وَمَعَها الطاقَمُ
4 (to make one's way to)to go down to a place
ذَهَبَ إلى مَكانٍ
we went down to the square
ذَهَبْنا إلى الساحةِ
5 (to be received) See examples: to go down well/badly
(somebody's behaviour, remarks)
قوبِلَ بِاسْتِحْسانٍ \ بِامْتِعاضٍ
6
(to decline) (water level, the tide) (Form VII)
(the temperature, prices, standards) (Form VII)
7
(to die down) (the wind, flames) (Form I) (stem vowel = a)
8
(to deflate) (tyre, balloon)
فَرَغَ من الهَواءِ
(the swelling) (Form V)
9
(to be defeated) (Form VII)
(to be relegated) (Form I) (stem vowel = i or u)
10
(in memory) (the event, somebody's name)
ذُكِرَ
he will go down as a great statesman
سَيُذْكَرُ كَرَجُلِ دَوْلةٍ عَظيمٍ
11 (to be recorded) See examples: to go down on a list/on one's record
(facts)
سُجِّلَ في قائِمةٍ \ دَفْتَرِهِ
12 (to fall ill) See examples: to go down with flu/malaria
أُصيبَ بالإنْفِلْوَنْزا \ بالمَلارِيا
13
(computers, the network) (Form V)
go down [something] 1
(to descend)
نَزَلَ من على [شَيْءٍ]
(a hill)
2 (to travel, walk along)
سارَ في [شَيءٍ]
(a road, path)

go for

go for [somebody]
(to attack physically)
(verbally)
انْتَقَدَ [شَخْصاً] بِشِدّةٍ
go for [something]
(to try to achieve)
حاوَلَ إحْرازَ [شَيْءٍ]
(a record, victory)
go for it! [informal]
هَيّا لا تَتَرَدَّدْ!
go for [somebody/something] 1
[informal] (to have a liking for)
فَضَّلَ اخْتِيارِ [شَخْصٍ \ شَيْءٍ]
(a colour, type)
2 and the same goes for you
وَنَفْسُ الشَيْءِ يَنْطَبِقُ عَلَيْكَ
3 (to have in one's favour) See examples: to have something going for one
كانَ هُناكَ شَيْءٌ لِصالِحِهِ

go forward

(to advance)
(Form V),
مَضى قُدُماً

go in

1
(to enter) (stem vowel = u) (Form I)
2
(to attack) (the police, troops) (Form V)
3
(to disappear) (the sun)
اخْتَفى وراء الغَيْمِ \ السُحُبِ

go in for

go in for [something] 1
(to be keen on) (a type of film, food)
2
(to take up)
دَخَلَ مَجالَ [شَيْءٍ]
to go in for teaching/politics
دَخَلَ مَجالَ التَعْليمِ \ السِياسةَ
3 (to take part in)
شارَكَ في [شَيْءٍ]
(an exam, a competition)

go into

go into [something] 1
(as a patient) (hospital)
2
(to take up) (a trade, profession)
she has gone into politics/business
دَخَلَتْ عالَمَ السِياسةِ \ الأَعْمالِ
3
(to examine)
تَطَرَّقَ إلى [شَيْءٍ]
(a problem, the circumstances, reason)
let's not go into that now
دَعْنا لا نَدْخُلُ في ذلك الآنَ
4
(to be expended) (effort, time)
بُذِلَ من أَجْلِ [شَيْءٍ]
(a job, result)
a lot of work went into the proposal
بُذِلَ في هذا المُقْتَرَحِ الكَثيرُ من العَمَلِ

go off

1
(to explode) (bomb) (Form VII)
2
(to fire) (gun) (Form VII)
3
(the alarm clock, fire alarm) (Form VII)
4
(to depart) (Form III)
he went off to work
غادَرَ إلى العَمَلِ
5 (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية)
(to go bad) (milk, fish) (stem vowel = i or u) (Form I)
6
(to stop working) (the heating, lights) (Form V),
7
(to take place) (the evening, party) (Form I) (stem vowel = i)
the concert went off very well
جَرى الحَفْلُ على نَحْوٍ جيِّدٍ جِدًّا
go off [somebody/something] (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية) (to stop liking) See examples: to go off somebody/an idea
لم يَعُدْ يَميلُ إلى شَخْصٍ \ فِكْرةٍ
I've gone off coffee
أَصْبَحْتُ أَكْرَهُ القَهْوةَ

go off with

go off with [something] [informal]
هَرَبَ ب [شَيْءٍ]
(somebody's money)
go off with [somebody]
هَرَبَ مع [شَخْصٍ]
(somebody's husband, daughter)

go on

1
(to take place) (Form I) (stem vowel = u)
how long has this been going on?
منذ مَتى وَهَذا يَحْدُثُ؟
there's a party going on upstairs
هُناكَ حَفْلةٌ (مُقامةٌ) في الطابَقِ العُلْويِّ
2
(to continue) (speakers, trains) (Form III), (Form X)
she went on speaking
اسْتَمَرَّت في حَديثِها
the list goes on
والقائِمةُ تَطولُ
that's enough to be going on with
يَكْفي هذا الآنَ
3
(to elapse) (time, the evening) (stem vowel = u) (Form I) (Form I) (stem vowel = i)
as the day went on, he relaxed a bit
مع مُضيِّ النَهارِ، اسْتَرْخى قَليلاً
4 [informal] (to keep talking) See examples: to go on about a topic/subject
مَضى يَتَحَدَّثُ في مَوْضوعٍ
she always goes on and on about her problems
هي دَوْماً تَتَحَدَّثُ بِاسْتِمْرارٍ عن مَشاكِلِها
5
(to start working) (the heating, lights)
أوقِدَ
6 (to be close to) See examples: to be going on for 50/for three o'clock
دَنا من الخَمْسينِ \ اقْتَرَبَ الوَقْتُ من الثالِثةِ
7
(to fit)
كانَ على المَقاسِ
(Form III)
these tyres won't go on
هذه الإطاراتُ لَيْسَتْ على المَقاسِ
go on [something]
أَسْتَنَدَ في الحُكْمِ على [شَيْءٍ]
(a piece of evidence, information)
that's all we have to go on
ذلك كُلُّ ما لَدَيْنا لِنَسْتَنِدَ عَلَيْهِ

go on at

go on at [somebody]
[informal]
أَنَّبَ \ عَنَّفَ [شَخْصاً]

go out

1
(to leave) (Form III), (stem vowel = u) (Form I)
to go out walking
خَرَجَ لِيَتَمَشّى
to go out for a drink
خَرَجَ لِيَشْرَبَ شَيْئاً
2 (in relationships) See examples: to go out with somebody 3
(of fashion) (clothes, styles)
4
(to be extinguished) (the fire, lights) (Form VII)
5
(to be sent) (invitations, letters)
أُرْسِلَ
6
(in broadcasting) (programmes)
عُرِضَ
7 (sport/الرياضة)
(to be eliminated) (stem vowel = u) (Form I)
8
(expressing sympathy) (our sympathy, thoughts)
كانَ مع
my heart goes out to them
قَلْبي مَعَهُمْ

go over

1
(to walk over) (stem vowel = a) (Form I)
I went over to see if I could help
ذَهَبْتُ لِكَيْ أَرى إنْ كُنْتُ أَسْتَطيعُ تَقْديمَ العَوْنِ
2to go over badly/well
(to be received) (speech, performance)
قوبِلَ بِاسْتِياءٍ \ بِاسْتِحْسانٍ
3
(to switch) (Form V)
to go over to the rebels/to a different system
تَحَوَّلَ إلى المُتَمَرِّدينَ \ نِظامٍ مُخْتَلِفٍ
go over [something] 1
(to revise) (the accounts, details, article)
the police went over the house
فَتَّشَت الشُرْطةُ البَيْتَ
2
(to clean) (the carpets, a house)
she went over the room with a duster
نَظَّفَت الغُرْفةَ بِمِنْفَضةِ الغُبارِ
3
(to exceed) (an amount)
don't go over £40
لا تَتَجاوَزْ 40 جُنَيْهاً

go round

(British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية)
(to turn) (wheels, propellers) (Form I) (stem vowel = u)
go round [something] (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية) go around 2

go through

1
(to be approved) (agreement, amendment, divorce)
تَمَّت المُوافَقةُ عَلَيْهِ
2
(to be completed) (deals, mergers) (stem vowel = i) (Form I)
go through [something] 1
(to pass through) (a stage, phase)
as you go through life
وَأَنْتَ تَسيرُ في رِحْلةِ الحَياةِ
2
(to undergo)
مَرَّ ب [شَيْءٍ]
(an experience, ordeal)
she's gone through a lot
قاسَت الكَثيرَ
to go through a crisis
3
(to check, examine)
‫فَحَصَ [شَيْئاً]‬
(a document, file, list)
4
(to search)
فَتَشَ [شَيْئاً]
(somebody's luggage, a drawer)
5
(to carry out)
أَكْمَلَ \ أَنْهى [شَيْئاً]
(a procedure)
to go through the formalities
أَنْهى الإجْراءاتِ
6
(to use up) (one's savings, money)

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