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British English: /wɪʃ/
American English: /wɪʃ/

Translation of wish in Arabic:

transitive verb/فعل متعد

  • 1
    (with desires)
    I wish (that) you were here
    أَتَمَنّى لو كُنْتَ هُنا
    I just wish we lived closer
    أَتَمَنّى فَقَطْ لو كُنّا نَعيشُ في مَكانٍ أَقْرَبَ
    I wish they would be quiet
    أَتَمَنّى لو أَنَّهُمْ يَهْدَؤونَ
    he bought it and then wished he hadn't
    اشْتَراهُ ثُمَّ تَمَنّى لو لم يَفْعَلْ
    I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy
    لا أَتَمَنّاهُ لِأَسْوَأِ أَعْدائي
  • 3
    [formal/رسمي] (to want)
    أَرادَ (an audience)
    I wish to leave at once
    أُريدُ أنْ أُغادِرَ حالاً
    I don't wish to seem unkind but …
    لا أُريدُ أنْ أَبْدُوَ فَظًّا وَلَكِنْ …

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد

  • (to desire, want)
    just as you wish
    تَماماً كما تُريدُ
    to wish for something
    تَمَنّى حُدوثَ شَيْءٍ \ الحُصولَ على شَيْءٍ
    what more could you wish for?
    ماذا يُمْكِنُ أنْ تَتَمَنّى أَكْثَرَ من ذلك؟


  • to make a wish
    تَمَنّى أُمْنيّةً
    her wish came true
    تَحَقَّقَتْ أُمْنيَّتُها
    to grant somebody's wish
    حَقَّقَ أُمْنيّةَ شَخْصٍ

also: wishes plural noun/جمع

  • أُمْنيّات
    with best wishes
    مع أَجْمَلِ الأُمْنيّاتِ
    please give him my best wishes
    بَلِّغْهُ أَطْيَبَ أُمْنيّاتي من فَضْلِكَ
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