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

Translation of to in Arabic:

preposition/حرف جر

  • 1
    (expressing direction) (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)
    holding the letter to his chest
    ضامًّا الرِسالةَ إلى صَدْرِهِ
    back to back
    ظَهْراً لِظَهْرٍ
  • 4
    (with limits)
    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)
    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) See examples: is it to your taste?
    هل يُناسِبُ ذَوْقَكَ؟
    to dance to the music
    رَقَصَ على الموسيقى
  • 8 (in comparisons, relationships) See examples: 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) See examples: to invite somebody to dinner
    دَعا شَخْصاً للعَشاءِ
    to this end
    لِهَذِهِ الغايةِ
  • 10
    (belonging to)
    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)
    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)
    to his surprise/dismay
    لِدَهْشَتِهِ \ لِفَزَعِهِ
  • 13 (business/الأعمال التجارية) (on invoices) See examples: 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)
    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) See examples: 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) See examples: he woke up to hear the phone ringing
    اسْتَيْقَظَ وَسَمِعَ رَنينَ الهاتِفِ
  • 5 (after superlatives) See examples:the youngest to qualify was …
    أَصْغَرُ مُتَأَهِّلٍ كانَ …
  • 6 (following impersonal verbs) See examples: 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) See examples: to push the door to
    دَفَعَ البابَ إلى أنْ انْغَلَقَ

Idioms

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