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Pronunciation: /ɡreɪt/

Translation of great in Arabic:


  • 1 (large) [height] [width] [speed] كَبير a great number of people عَدَد كَبير من الناسِ there has been a great improvement كانَ هُناكَ تَحَسُّنٌ كَبيرٌ a pay rise of 10% or $1000, whichever is greater زِيادة في الراتِبِ بِمِقْدارِ 10% أو 1000 دولار، أَيُّهُما أَكْبَرُ
  • 2 (as intensifier) [success] [danger] عَظيم, هائِل; [excitement] [surprise] [tragedy] [heat] كَبير to have great difficulty doing sth لاقى صُعوبةً هائِلةً في فِعْلِ شَيْءٍ a great deal of money/effort قَدْر كَبير من المالِ \ الجُهْدِ a great many people عَدَد هائِل من الناسِ in great detail بِأَدَقِّ التَفاصيلِ the map was a great help كانَت الخَريطةُ مُفيدةً جِدًّا the dangers are great and so are the rewards المَخاطِرُ عَظيمةٌ وَكَذَلِكَ المُكافَآتُ
  • 3 (outstanding) [writer] [artist] [painting] عَظيم (plural: عِظام, plural: عُظَماءُ) the greatest economist of our time أَعْظَم عُلَماءِ الاقْتِصادِ في عَصْرِنا
  • 4 [informal/غير رسمي], (excellent) [book] [movie] [weather] رائِع; [opportunity] عَظيم it's great to be back أنا سَعيدٌ جِدًّا بِعَوْدَتي to feel great شَعَرَ بِسَعادةٍ كَبيرةٍ you look great! تَبْدو رائِعاً! that dress looks great on you يَبْدو ذلك الفُسْتانُ رائِعاً عَلَيْكِ to have a great time أَمْضى وَقْتاً رائِعاً you're the greatest! أَنْتَ الأَعْظَمُ!
  • 5 [informal/غير رسمي], (talented) [singer] [team] ماهِر (plural: مَهَرة) to be great at tennis/football كانَ ماهِراً في التِنِس \ كُرةِ القَدَمِ to be great with children/animals كانَ ماهِراً في التَعامُلِ مع الأَطْفالِ \ الحَيَواناتِ


  • (the great plural noun/اسم في صيغة الجمع (powerful people))


  • [informal/غير رسمي], (well) بِشَكْلٍ رائِعٍ it's going great يَسيرُ بِشَكْلٍ رائِعٍ I'm doing great أنا في حالةٍ مُمْتازةٍ

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