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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] (a remarkable) that was some car!

    ‫كانَتْ تِلْكَ سَيّارةً رائِعةً!‬
    that's some woman/man!

    ‫تِلْكَ امْرَأةٌ رائِعةٌ \ ذلك رَجُلٌ رائِعٌ!‬
  • 7 [informal] (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] (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]
وَأَكْثَر من ذلك بِكَثيرٍ!

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