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British English: /ðat/
American English: /ðæt/

Translation of that in Arabic:

demonstrative pronoun/اسم إشارة plural/جمع those

  • 1
    (that one)
    ذَلِكَ (plural: أولَئِكَ, feminine: تِلْكَ)
    what's that?

    ما ذَلِكَ؟
    we prefer this to that

    نُفَضِّلُ هذا على ذَلِكَ
    who's that speaking?

    مَن المُتَحَدِّثُ؟
    who was that?
    (on telephone)
    مَنْ كانَ ذَلِكَ؟
    that's my Uncle Hassan

    ذَلِكَ عَمّي حَسَنٌ
    'which boys?' — 'those over there'

    ’أَيُّ أَوْلادٍ؟‘ — ’أولَئِكَ الَّذينَ هُناكَ‘
    those are the less popular models

    تِلْكَ هي الموديلاتُ الأَقَلُّ شَعْبيّةً
  • 2
    (something observed or mentioned)
    that's wonderful/dreadful!

    ذَلِكَ رائِعٌ \ مُخيفٌ!
    that's where I live

    ذَلِكَ هو المَكانُ الّذي أَعيشُ فيهِ
    who told you that?

    مَنْ قالَ لَكَ ذَلِكَ؟
    that's not true/fair

    ذَلِكَ غَيْرُ صَحيحٍ \ عادِلٍ
    that's what he said

    ذَلِكَ هو ما قالَهُ
    that's how he did it

    تِلْكَ هي الطَريقةُ الّتي فَعَلهُ بِها
    what did he mean by that?

    ‫ماذا كانَ يَقْصِدُ بِذَلِكَ؟‬
    before that, we lived in Beirut

    قبل ذَلِكَ، عِشْنا في بَيْروتَ
    he never went there again after that

    لم يَذْهَبْ هُناكَ مَرّةً أُخْرى أَبَداً بعد ذَلِكَ
    he's not as greedy as (all) that!

    هو لَيْسَ طَمّاعاً لِكُلِّ هذه الدَرَجةِ!
  • 3 (before relative pronoun) those who

    أولَئِكَ الَّذينَ

relative pronoun/اسم موصول

British English: /ðat/
, /ðət/
American English: /ðæt/

  • الَّذي (plural: الَّذينَ, feminine: الَّتي, feminine plural: اللاّتي, feminine plural: الَّواتي, m_dual: اللَّذانِ, f_dual: اللَّتانِ)
    the man that lost

    الرَجُل الّذي خَسِرَ
    the men that emigrated

    الرِجال الَّذينَ هاجَروا
    the woman that won

    المَرْأة الّتي فازَتْ
    the women that stayed behind

    النِساء اللاّتي بَقينَ في الخَلْفِ
    the house that they live in

    البَيْت الّذي يَعيشونَ فيهِ
    the reason that I phoned

    السَبَب الَّذي اتَّصَلْتُ من أَجْلِهِ


  • plural/جمع those

    ذَلِكَ (plural: أولَئِكَ, feminine: تِلْكَ)
    that chair/those chairs

    ذَلِكَ الكُرسيّ \ تِلْكَ الكَراسيّ
    that horse/those horses

    ذَلِكَ الحِصان \ تِلْكَ الأَحْصِنة
    that woman/those women

    تِلْكَ المَرْأة \ أولَئِكَ النِساء
    that man/those men

    ذَلِكَ الرَجُل \ أولَئِكَ الرِجال
    do it this way, not that way

    افْعَلْهُ بِهَذِهِ الطَريقةِ، وَلَيْسَ بِتِلْكَ
    I said that dress!

    قُلْتُ ذَلِكَ الفُسْتانَ!
    I prefer that colour to this one

    أُفَضِّلُ ذَلِكَ اللَوْنَ على هذا
    he left that same day

    غادَرَ في نَفْسِ ذَلِكَ اليَوْمِ
    he went that way

    ذَهَبَ من ذَلِكَ الطَريقِ
    at that moment

    في تِلْكَ اللَحْظةِ


  • (to the extent shown) it's about that thick

    هو بِهَذا السُمْكِ تَقْريباً
    he's that tall

    هو بِهَذا الطولِ
    she's not that clever

    هي لَيْسَتْ بِهَذا الذَكاءِ
    she's that much smaller than me

    هي أَصْغَرُ مِنّي بِهَذا القَدْرِ
    I can't do that much work in one day

    لا يُمْكِنُني أنْ أَقومَ بِكُلِّ هذا القَدْرِ من العَمَلِ في يَوْمٍ واحِدٍ
    he can't swim that far

    لا يَسْتَطيعُ أنْ يَسْبَحَ كُلَّ تِلْكَ المَسافةِ

conjunction/حرف عطف

British English: /ðat/
, /ðət/
American English: /ðæt/
  • 1
    (between clauses)
    he said that he had finished

    ‫قالَ إنَّهُ قد انْتَهى من عَمَلِهِ‬
    it's likely that they are out

    من المُحْتَمَلِ أَنَّهُمْ بالخارِجِ
    we realize that it's difficult

    نُدْرِكُ أَنَّهُ صَعْبٌ
  • 2 [formal] (expressing wish) oh that he would come!

    آهِ لو يَأْتي!
    (expressing surprise) that it should come to this!

    عَجَباً أَنَّهُ آلَ لِهَذا!


… and all that

… وَكُلّ تِلْكَ الأَشْياءِ

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