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Pronunciation: /həʊm/

Translation of home in Arabic:

noun/اسم

  • 1 (dwelling place) بَيْت (plural: بُيوت), مَنْزِل (plural: مَنازِلُ), مَسْكَن (plural: مَساكِنُ) a home of one's own بَيْتُهُ الخاصّ to work from home عَمِلَ من البَيْتِ to set up home in Beirut اتَّخَذَ من بَيْروتَ بَيْتاً لَهُ to be far from home كانَ بَعيداً عن البَيْتِ
  • 2 (family environment) بَيْت (plural: بُيوت) to leave home غادَرَ البَيْتَ we gave him a good home وَفَّرْنا لَهُ بَيْتاً طَيِّباً
  • 3 (country, region) بَلَد (plural: بِلاد, plural: بُلْدان) he regards Morocco as home يَعْتَبِرُ المَغْرِبَ بَلَدَهُ I've made my home in Syria now اتَّخَذْتُ من سورِيا بَلَداً لي the island is home to 3,000 people تُؤْوي الجَزيرةُ 3000 نَسَمةٍ
  • 4 (institution) دار (feminine) (plural: دور, plural: دِيار) a care home دار رِعايةٍ to put sb in a home وَضَعَ شَخْصاً في دارِ رِعايةٍ

adjective/صفة

adverb/ظرف

  • 1 إلى البَيْت to go/come home (to one's house) ذَهَبَ \ عادَ إلى البَيْتِ (to one's country) ذَهَبَ \ عادَ إلى البَلَدِ on the way home في طَريقِ العَوْدةِ إلى البَيْتِ to take sb home أَخَذَ شَخْصاً إلى البَيْتِ what time did you get home? مَتى وَصَلْتَ إلى البَيْتِ؟
  • 2 (showing finality, purpose) to hammer or drive a nail home دَقَّ مِسْماراً في المَوْقِعِ المُحَدَّدِ to drive the point/message home قامَ بِإيصالِ الرِسالةِ to bring sth home to sb كَشَفَ شَيْئاً لِشَخْصٍ

adverbial phrase/عبارة ظرفية (at home)

  • 1 (in one's house) [to stay] [be educated] في البَيْتِ to live at home سَكَنَ في بَيْتِ العائِلةِ I called her but she wasn't at home اتَّصَلْتُ بِها وَلَكِنَّها لم تَكُنْ في البَيْتِ
  • 2 (at ease) وَكَاَنَّهُ في بَيْتِهِ I feel at home here أَشْعُرُ وَكَأَنّي في بَيْتي هُنا make yourself at home تَصَرَّفْ وَكَأَنَّكَ في بَيْتِكَ
  • 3 (at a team's own ground) to play/be at home لَعِبَ \ كانَ على أَرْضِهِ

Idioms

it's/he's nothing to write home about

[informal/غير رسمي], لا يَسْتَحِقُّ الذِكْرَ

there's no place like home

لا يوجَدُ مَكانٌ مِثْلَ الوَطَنِ

to be home and dry

(British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية) بَلَغَ مُبْتَغاهُ

Phrasal verbs

home in on

home in on [sth] صَوَّبَ نحو [شَيْءٍ] [a target]

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