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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

determiner/محدِّد 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/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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