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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)
    ذَهَبَ
    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)
    ذَهَبَ
    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)
    ذَهَبَ
    to go to school/work

    ذَهَبَ إلى المَدْرَسةِ \ العَمَلِ
    to go to the doctor's

    ذَهَبَ إلى عِيادةِ الطَبيبِ
  • 4 (with present participles) she went running up the stairs

    صَعِدَت الدَرَجَ راكِضةً
  • 7
    (to disappear)
    ضاعَ
    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 remain)
    ظَلَّ (past_tense: ظَلِلْتُ)
    بَقِيَ
    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 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)
    اشْتَغَلَ,
    عَمِلَ
    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)
    تابَعَ,
    واصَلَ
  • 16 (to start) let's get going!

    هَيّا نَبْدَأُ!
    to get the fire going

    أَشْعَلَ النارَ
  • 17
    (to lead) (corridors, doors)
    أَدّى (+ إلى)
    the road goes down to the sea

    يُؤَدّي الطَريقُ إلى البَحْرِ
  • 18 (to reach) 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)
    ناسَبَ
    it won't go into the box

    لن يَدْخُلَ في الصُنْدوقِ
  • 21
    (to be expressed) (poems, songs)
    قالَ
    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)
    سارَ
    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 (+ ب)
    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)
    أَسْهَمَ
    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)
    ذَهَبَ
    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) 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)
    تَناسَقَ,
    تَناسَبَ
    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)
    سافَرَ,
    ذَهَبَ (a distance, 50 miles)
    are you going my way?

    هل أَنْتَ ذاهِبٌ في طَريقي؟

noun/اسم plural/جمع goes

  • 1
    (attempt)
    مُحاوَلة
    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)
    دَوْر (plural: أَدْوار)
    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

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) to go about one's business

انْشَغَلَ بِعَمَلِهِ

go after

go after [something/somebody] 1
(to chase)
لاحَقَ [شَيْئاً \ شَخْصاً] (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)
خالَفَ [شَيْئاً] (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)
سَبَقَ
they went ahead and I followed minutes later

سَبَقوني وَأَنا تَبِعْتُهُمْ بَعْدَها بِدَقائِقَ
2
(to take the lead) (team, runner)
تَقَدَّمَ
3
(to proceed)
شَرَعَ
they have permission to go ahead with the project

لَدَيْهِمْ رُخْصةً للبَدْءِ في المَشْروعِ

go along

1
(to travel) (people, cars)
سارَ
2
(to attend)
حَضَرَ

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)
رافَقَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] (a friend, consignment)

go around

1
(to pay a visit) (friend, neighbours)
زارَ
2
(in the course of events)
تَجَوَّلَ,
تَنَقَّلَ
she goes around on a bicycle

تَتَنَقَّلُ بِاسْتِخْدامِ دَرّاجةٍ
3
(to circulate) (rumours, illnesses)
انْتَشَرَ
4
(to suffice)
كَفى
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

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)
عادَ
رَجَعَ
let's go back home

هيّا نَعودُ إلى البَيْتِ
to go back to work/school

عادَ إلى العَمَلِ \ المَدْرَسةِ
2
(to turn back)
تَراجَعَ
there's no going back

لا عَوْدةَ للوَراءِ
3
(in time)
عادَ
this tradition goes back centuries

يَعودُ هذا التَقْليدُ إلى قُرونٍ مَضَتْ
4
(to a previous state)
عادَ (+ إلى)
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

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)
مَرَّ
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)
غَرَبَ
2
(to earth) (aircraft)
سَقَطَ
he went down in the penalty area

سَقَطَ في مِنْطَقةِ الجَزاءِ
3
(to sink) (the ship, yacht)
غَرِقَ
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) to go down well/badly
(somebody's behaviour, remarks)
قوبِلَ بِاسْتِحْسانٍ \ بِامْتِعاضٍ
6
(to decline) (water level, the tide)
انْحَسَرَ
(the temperature, prices, standards)
انْخَفَضَ
7
(to die down) (the wind, flames)
هَدَأَ
8
(to deflate) (tyre, balloon)
فَرَغَ من الهَواءِ
(the swelling)
تَقَلَّصَ
9
(to be defeated)
انْهَزَمَ
(to be relegated)
هَبَطَ
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) to go down on a list/on one's record
(facts)
سُجِّلَ في قائِمةٍ \ دَفْتَرِهِ
12 (to fall ill) to go down with flu/malaria

أُصيبَ بالإنْفِلْوَنْزا \ بالمَلارِيا
13
(computers, the network)
تَعَطَّلَ
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)
هاجَمَ [شَخْصاً]
(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) to have something going for one

كانَ هُناكَ شَيْءٌ لِصالِحِهِ

go forward

(to advance)

تَقَدَّمَ,
مَضى قُدُماً

go in

1
(to enter)
دَخَلَ
2
(to attack) (the police, troops)
تَدَخَّلَ
3
(to disappear) (the sun)
اخْتَفى وراء الغَيْمِ \ السُحُبِ

go in for

go in for [something] 1
(to be keen on)
أَحَبَّ [شَيْئاً] (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)
دَخَلَ [شَيْئاً] (hospital)
2
(to take up)
دَخَلَ [شَيْئاً] (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)
انْفَجَرَ
2
(to fire) (gun)
انْطَلَقَ
3
(the alarm clock, fire alarm)
انْطَلَقَ
4
(to depart)
غادَرَ
he went off to work

غادَرَ إلى العَمَلِ
5 (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية)
(to go bad) (milk, fish)
فَسَدَ
6
(to stop working) (the heating, lights)
تَعَطَّلَ,
تَوَقَّفَ عن العَمَلِ
7
(to take place) (the evening, party)
جَرى
the concert went off very well

جَرى الحَفْلُ على نَحْوٍ جيِّدٍ جِدًّا
go off [somebody/something] (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية) (to stop liking) 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)
حَدَثَ
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)
واصَلَ,
اسْتَمَرَّ
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)
مَرَّ
مَضى
as the day went on, he relaxed a bit

مع مُضيِّ النَهارِ، اسْتَرْخى قَليلاً
4 [informal] (to keep talking) 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) to be going on for 50/for three o'clock

دَنا من الخَمْسينِ \ اقْتَرَبَ الوَقْتُ من الثالِثةِ
7
(to fit)
كانَ على المَقاسِ
ناسَبَ
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 go out walking

خَرَجَ لِيَتَمَشّى
to go out for a drink

خَرَجَ لِيَشْرَبَ شَيْئاً
2 (in relationships) to go out with somebody 3
(of fashion) (clothes, styles)
أَصْبَحَ موضةً قَديمةً
4
(to be extinguished) (the fire, lights)
انْطَفَأَ
5
(to be sent) (invitations, letters)
أُرْسِلَ
6
(in broadcasting) (programmes)
عُرِضَ
7 (sport/الرياضة)
(to be eliminated)
خَرَجَ
8
(expressing sympathy) (our sympathy, thoughts)
كانَ مع
my heart goes out to them

قَلْبي مَعَهُمْ

go over

1
(to walk over)
ذَهَبَ
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)
تَحَوَّلَ
to go over to the rebels/to a different system

تَحَوَّلَ إلى المُتَمَرِّدينَ \ نِظامٍ مُخْتَلِفٍ
go over [something] 1
(to revise)
راجَعَ [شَيْئاً] (the accounts, details, article)
the police went over the house

فَتَّشَت الشُرْطةُ البَيْتَ
2
(to clean)
نَظَّفَ [شَيْئاً] (the carpets, a house)
she went over the room with a duster

نَظَّفَت الغُرْفةَ بِمِنْفَضةِ الغُبارِ
3
(to exceed)
تَجاوَزَ [شَيْئاً] (an amount)
don't go over £40

لا تَتَجاوَزْ 40 جُنَيْهاً

go round

(British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية)
(to turn) (wheels, propellers)
دارَ
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)
تَمَّ
go through [something] 1
(to pass through)
اجْتازَ [شَيْئاً] (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)
اسْتَهْلَكَ [شَيْئاً] (one's savings, money)

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