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British English: /man/
American English: /mæn/

Translation of man in Arabic:

noun/اسم plural/جمع men

  • 1
    (adult male)
    رَجُل (plural: رِجال)
    a single/married man
    رَجُل أَعْزَب \ مُتَزَوِّج
    an old man
    شَيْخ (plural: شُيوخ)
    a man of God a man of the people
    رَجُل شَعْبيّ
    man of the match
    رَجُل المُباراةِ
    good man!
    to talk about it man to man
    تَحَدَّثَ عَنْهُ بِصَراحةٍ \ رَجُلاً لِرَجُلٍ
  • 2
    (husband, partner)
    رَجُل (plural: رِجال)
    he is the right man for her
    هو الرَجُلُ المُناسِبُ لَها
    to live as man and wife
    عاشا كَزَوْجٍ وَزَوْجةٍ
  • 4
    also/أيضا Man
    man is mortal
    الإنْسانُ فانٍ
  • 5
    (in chess, in draughts)
    حَجَر (plural: أَحْجار, plural: حِجارة)
    to be one man up
    كانَ مُتَقَدِّماً بِحَجَرةٍ واحِدةٍ

also: men plural noun/جمع

  • (soldiers, sailors)
    the colonel addressed the men
    خَطَبَ العَقيدُ في رِجالِ الجَيْشِ

transitive verb/فعل متعد -nn-

  • (to operate)
    شَغَّلَ (the switchboard, desk, ship)
    will the switchboard be manned?
    هل سَيَتِمُّ تَشْغيلُ لَوْحةِ المَفاتيحِ؟
    a manned flight/spacecraft
    مَرْكَبة فَضائيّة مَأْهولة

exclamation/أداة تعجب \ نداء

  • 1
    [informal] (expressing surprise)
    يا رَجُلُ
  • 2 [informal] (addressing somebody) hey man!
    يا رَجُلُ!


every man for himself

اللَّهُمَّ نَفْسي

to a man

to be man enough to do something

كانَتْ لَدَيْهِ الجُرْأةُ الكافِيةُ لِفِعْلِ شَيْءٍ

to be one's own man

كانَ يَعْتَمِدُ على نَفْسِهِ

to sort or separate the men from the boys

عَرَفَ الغَثَّ من السَمينِ

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