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British English: /sʌm/
, /s(ə)m/
American English: /səm/

Translation of some in Arabic:

determiner/محدِّد

  • 1
    (an unspecified amount or number)
    بَعْض
    I bought some cheese
    اشْتَرَيْتُ بَعْضَ الجُبْنِ
    I brought some money
    أَحْضَرْتُ بَعْضَ المالِ
    she gave her some apples
    أَعْطَتْها بَعْضَ التُفّاحِ
  • 2
    (certain)
    بَعْض
    some children like it
    بَعْضُ الأَطْفالِ يُحِبّونَهُ
    some shops won't stock this product
    بَعْضُ المَحَلاّتِ تَرْفُضُ تَخْزينَ هذا المُنْتَجِ
    in some parts of Europe
    في بَعْضِ الأَجْزاءِ من أوروبّا
    in some cases, people have had to wait years for compensation/a work permit
    في بَعْضِ الحالاتِ، اضْطُرَّ الناسُ للانْتِظارِ لِسَنَواتٍ للحُصولِ على تَعْويضٍ \ تَصْريحِ عَمَلٍ
  • 3
    (a considerable amount or number)
    قَدْر كَبير من
    we stayed there for some time
    مَكَثْنا هُناكَ لِوَقْتٍ طَويلٍ
    she managed it with some ease/difficulty
    اسْتَطاعَتْ فِعْلَهُ بِسُهولةٍ \ بِصُعوبةٍ شَديدةٍ
    it will take some doing
    سَيَكونُ من الصَعْبِ فِعْلُهُ
    we waited for some hours/days
    انْتَظَرْنا لِساعاتٍ \ أَيّامٍ طَويلةٍ
    candidates need to have some knowledge of computers
    يَجِبُ أنْ يَكونَ المُتَقَدِّمونَ على قَدْرٍ من المَعْرِفةِ بالحَواسيبِ
    the award will go some way towards compensating her for her injuries
    سَوْفَ تُساهِمُ الجائِزةُ إلى حَدٍّ ما في تَعْويضِها عن إصاباتِها
  • 4 (a little, a slight) the meeting did have some value
    كانَ للاجْتِماعِ بَعْضُ القيمةِ فِعْلاً
    you must have some idea where the house is
    لا بُدَّ أنّ لَدَيْكَ فِكْرةٌ ما عن مَكانِ البَيْتِ
    well that's some consolation anyway!
    حَسَناً، في ذلك بَعْضُ العَزاءِ على أَيِّ حالٍ!
    to some extent he's right
    إلى حَدٍّ ما هو مُحِقٌّ
  • 5
    [pejorative/ازدرائي] (an unspecified, unknown)
    شَيْء \ شَخْص ما
    she married some poet
    تَزَوَّجَتْ شاعِراً ما
    he's doing some course
    يَأْخُذُ دَوْرةً ما
    some man came to the house
    جاءَ رَجُلٌ ما إلى البَيْتِ
  • 6 [informal/غير رسمي] (a remarkable) that was some car!
    ‫كانَتْ تِلْكَ سَيّارةً رائِعةً!‬
    that's some woman/man!
    ‫تِلْكَ امْرَأةٌ رائِعةٌ \ ذلك رَجُلٌ رائِعٌ!‬
  • 7 [informal/غير رسمي] (not much) some help you are!
    أَتُسَمّي هذه مُساعَدةً!‬
    ‘I'd like the work to be finished by Monday’—‘some hope!’
    ’أُريدُ أنْ يَنْتَهِيَ العَمَلُ بِحُلولِ يَوْمِ الاثْنَيْنِ‘ — ’يَبْقى بَصيصٌ من الأَمَلِ!‘

pronoun/ضمير

  • 1 (an unspecified amount or number) I'd like some of those
    أُريدُ بَعْضاً من تِلْكَ
    would you like some?
    هل تُريدُ بَعْضاً من هذا؟
    (do) have some more!
    تَفَضَّل المَزيدَ!
  • 2 (certain ones: in contrast to others) some (of them) are blue
    بَعْضُهُمْ أَزْرَقُ
    some (of them) arrived early
    وَصَلَ ‫‫بَعْضُهُمْ مُبَكِّراً‬‬
    some say that …
    ‫يَقولُ البَعْضُ إنّ …‬
    I agree with some of what you say
    أَتَّفِقُ مع بَعْضِ ما قُلْتَ

adverb/ظرف

  • 1 some 20 people/buses
    حَوالَيْ 20 شَخْصاً \ حافِلةً
    that was some 20 years ago
    كانَ ذلك منذ ما يَقْرُبُ من 20 عاماً
    some 70% of the population voted
    ‫‫‫‫‫صَوَّتَ 70% من السُكّانِ‬‬ ‬‬تَقْريباً
  • 2 (American English/الإنكليزية الأمريكية)
    [informal/غير رسمي] (a lot)
    كَثير
    from here to Washington Street in 5 minutes; that's going some
    من هُنا إلى شارِعِ واشِنْطون في 5 دَقائِقَ؛ هذا إنْجازٌ كَبيرٌ

Idioms

and then some!

[informal/غير رسمي]
وَأَكْثَر من ذلك بِكَثيرٍ!

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