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interest
British English: /ˈɪnt(ə)rɪst/
American English: /ˈɪnt(ə)rəst/

Translation of interest in Arabic:

noun/اسم

  • 1 uncountable/غير معدود to be of great/little interest to somebody

    كانَ ذا أَهَمّيّةٍ كَبيرةٍ \ غَيْرَ ذي بالٍ بالنِسْبةِ لِشَخْصٍ
    that is of no interest to me

    ذلك لا قيمةَ لَهُ بالنِسْبةِ لي
    as a matter of interest …

    من بابِ حُبِّ المَعْرِفةِ
    to hold somebody's interest

    حازَ اهْتِمامَ شَخْصٍ
  • 3 uncountable/غير معدود
    (on a loan, deposit)
    فائِدة
    the account pays 3.5% interest

    يَتِمُّ دَفْعُ 3.5% فائِدةً عن الحِسابِ
  • 4
    (benefit)
    مَصْلَحة (plural: مَصالِحُ)
    in the interest of transparency/freedom

    حِرْصاً على الشَفّافيّةِ \ العَدالةِ
    it is in your own interest to attend

    من مَصْلَحَتِكَ أَنْتَ أنْ تَحْضُرَ
    to have somebody's best interests at heart

    راعى مَصالِحَ شَخْصٍ بِكُلِّ إخْلاصٍ
  • 5
    [formal] (stake)
    مَصْلَحة (plural: مَصالِحُ)
    my business interests

    مَصالِحي التِجاريّة
    to have an interest in the property

    كانَ لَهُ مَصْلَحةٌ في العَقارِ
    to have a vested interest in doing something

    ‫كانَ لَهُ مَصْلَحةٌ ذاتيّةٌ في فِعْلِ شَيْءٍ‬
    to declare an interest in a project

    أَعْلَنَ أنّ لَهُ مَصْلَحةً في مَشْروعٍ

transitive verb/فعل متعد

  • (to attract) (topic)
    أَثارَ الاهْتِمامَ
    economics interests him enormously/doesn't interest him at all

    الاقْتِصادُ يُثيرُ اهْتِمامَهُ بِدَرَجةٍ كَبيرةٍ \ لا يُثيرُ اهْتِمامَهُ على الإطْلاقِ
    to interest somebody in something/in doing something

    رَغَّبَ شَخْصاً في شَيْءٍ \ في فِعْلِ شَيْءٍ

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