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British English: /ðə/
, /ðɪ/
, /ðiː/
American English: /ði/
, /ðə/

Translation of the in Arabic:


  • 1
    (specifying, identifying etc) (أَداة التَعْريفِ)
    two chapters of the book
    فَصْلانِ من الكِتابِ
    I met them at the supermarket
    قابَلْتُهُمْ في المَرْكَزِ التِجاريِّ
    the wounded
    the Smiths are coming to tea
    سَتَأْتي عائِلةُ سْميث لِتَناوُلِ الشايِ مَعَنا
  • 2 (for emphasis) See examples: it's the place to buy shoes/vegetables
    هو أَفْضَلُ مَكانٍ لِشِراءِ الأَحْذِيةِ \ الخُضْرَواتِ
    it's the Chinese restaurant
    هو أَفْضَلُ مَطْعَمٍ صينيٍّ
  • 3 (enough) See examples: he hadn't the courage to refuse
    لم تَكُنْ لَدَيْهِ الشَجاعةُ الكافِيةُ لِيَرْفُضَ
    we don't have the money for the repairs
    لَيْسَ لَدَيْنا المالُ الكافي للإصْلاحاتِ
  • 4 (with eras) See examples: the fifties
    the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
    القَرْنَانِ التاسِعَ عَشَرَ والعِشْرونَ
  • 5 (with comparatives) See examples: the news made her all the sadder
    زادَتْها الأَخْبارُ حُزْناً
    the more I learn the less I understand
    كُلَّما ازْدَدْتُ عِلْماً ازْدَدْتُ جَهْلاً
    the sooner the better
    كُلَّما كانَ أَبْكَرَ كُلَّما كانَ أَفْضَلَ
  • 6 (with superlatives) See examples: the fastest train
    أَسْرَع قِطارٍ
    she buys only the best
    هي لا تَشْتَري سِوى الأَفْضَلِ

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