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

Translation of interest in Arabic:


  • 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)
    the account pays 3.5% interest
    يَتِمُّ دَفْعُ 3.5% فائِدةً عن الحِسابِ
  • 4
    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/رسمي] (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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