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Pronunciation: /ðat/

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 (sth observed or mentioned) ذَلِكَ 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

/also ðat/ relative pronoun/اسم موصول

  • 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

/also ðət/ conjunction/حرف عطف

  • 1 (between clauses) أَنَّ, إنَّ, أَنْ 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/رسمي] (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

[informal/غير رسمي], ... وَكُلّ تِلْكَ الأَشْياءِ

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