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British English: //
, //
, /tuː/
American English: /tu/
, //

Translation of to in Arabic:

preposition/حرف جر

  • 1
    (expressing direction)
    إلى (school, the mall)
    she's gone to Mary's

    ذَهَبَتْ إلى مَنْزِلِ ماري
    to town

    إلى المَدينةِ
    to Tripoli/Algeria

    إلى طَرابُلُسَ \ الجَزائِرِ
    the road to the village

    الطَريق إلى القَرْيةِ
    trains to and from Cairo

    القِطارات من وَإلى القاهِرةِ
  • 2 turned to the wall

    تُجاهَ الحائِطِ
    with his back to them

    مُعْطِياً إيّاهُمْ ظَهْرَهُ
  • 3
    (touching)
    لِ
    holding the letter to his chest

    ضامًّا الرِسالةَ إلى صَدْرِهِ
    back to back

    ظَهْراً لِظَهْرٍ
  • 4
    (with limits)
    إلى
    to the end/this day

    حتّى النِهايةِ \ الآنِ
    50 to 60 people

    50 إلى 60 شَخْصاً
    in five to ten minutes

    في خَمْسِ إلى عَشْرِ دَقائِقَ
    to count to 100

    عَدَّ إلى 100
  • 5
    (with indirect objects) (to give, offer)
    لِ
    give/offer them to Sophie

    أَعْطِها لِصوفي
    to me it's not important

    بالنِسْبةِ لي الأَمْرُ غَيْرُ مُهِمٍّ
    be nice to them

    كُنْ لَطيفاً مَعَهُمْ
  • 6
    (in toasts, dedications)
    على نَخْبِ \ شَرَفِ
    في صِحّةِ
    (here's) to the happy couple

    في صِحّةِ الزَوْجَيْنِ السَعيدَيْنِ
    to all my friends and colleagues

    في صِحّةِ كُلِّ أَصْدِقائي وَزُمَلائي
  • 7 (in accordance with) is it to your taste?

    هل يُناسِبُ ذَوْقَكَ؟
    to dance to the music

    رَقَصَ على الموسيقى
  • 8 (in comparisons, relationships) to win by three goals to two

    فازَ بِثَلاثةِ أَهْدافٍ مُقابِلَ هَدَفَيْنِ
    perpendicular to the ground

    مُتَعامِد مع الأَرْضِ
    next door to the school

    مُجاوِر للمَدْرَسةِ
    drawn to scale

    مَرْسوم حَسْبَ مِقْياسٍ مُعَيَّنٍ
  • 9 (showing purpose) to invite somebody to dinner

    دَعا شَخْصاً للعَشاءِ
    to this end

    لِهَذِهِ الغايةِ
  • 10
    (belonging to)
    لِ
    the key to the safe

    مِفْتاح الخَزْنةِ
    a room to myself

    غُرْفة لي وَحْدي
    there's no sense to it

    لَيْسَ مَنْطِقيًّا
  • 11
    (showing place)
    إلى
    نَحْوَ
    it's to the north of here

    إنَّهُ إلى الشَمالِ من هُنا
    place the cursor to the left of the word

    ضَع المُؤَشِّرَ إلى يَسارِ الكَلِمةِ
  • 12
    (showing reaction)
    لِ
    to his surprise/dismay

    لِدَهْشَتِهِ \ لِفَزَعِهِ
  • 13 (business/الأعمال التجارية) (on invoices) to repairing/delivering

    للتَصْليحِ \ للتَوْزيعِ

infinitive particle/أداة مصدر

  • 1
    (in infinitives) (أَداة تَدُلُّ على المَصْدَرِ المُؤَوَّلِ في اللُغةِ الإنْجْليزيّةِ)
    to see it is to believe it

    لن أُصَدِّقَ حتّى أَرى بِأُمِّ عَيْني
  • 2
    (expressing purpose)
    لِ
    he did it to impress us

    فَعَلَهُ لِيُثيرَ إعْجابَنا
    to raise the alarm, ring 0909

    لِإطْلاقِ صَفّارةِ الإنْذارِ، اتَّصِلْ بِ0909
  • 3 (to avoid verb repetition) don't go, if you don't want to

    لا تَذْهَبْ، إذا لم تُرِدْ ذلك
    ‘did you go?’—‘no I promised not to’

    ’هل ذَهَبْتَ؟‘ — ’لا لَقَدْ وَعَدْتُ بِعَدَمِ الذَهابِ‘
  • 4 (linking consecutive acts) he woke up to hear the phone ringing

    اسْتَيْقَظَ وَسَمِعَ رَنينَ الهاتِفِ
  • 5 (after superlatives)the youngest to qualify was …

    أَصْغَرُ مُتَأَهِّلٍ كانَ …
  • 6 (following impersonal verbs) it's difficult to say

    لا أَدْري بالضَبْطِ
    it would be nice to be able to say it's true!

    لَيْتَ الأَمْرُ كانَ كَذلك

adverb/ظرف

British English: //
, //
, /tuː/
American English: /tu/
, //
  • (closed) to push the door to

    دَفَعَ البابَ إلى أنْ انْغَلَقَ

Idioms

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