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Pronunciation: /sʌm/

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 (approximately) تَقْريباً, حَوالَيْ 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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