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Pronunciation: /flaʃ/

Translation of flash in Arabic:

transitive verb/فعل متعد

  • 1 [informal/غير رسمي], (to display) أَظْهَرَ (IV) [money] [an ID card] they flashed their badges at the guard أَظْهَروا بِطاقاتِهِمْ \ شاراتِهِمْ للحارِسِ
  • 3 أَلْقى (IV) [look] to flash a smile ابْتَسَمَ ابْتِسامةً خاطِفةً
  • 4 (to transmit) بَثَّ (I) (stem vowel = i or u) [a picture] [message]

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد

  • 1 (to shine) [torches] [warning lights] شَعَّ (stem vowel = i) (I) to flash on and off وَمَضَ وَخَبا
  • 2 (to appear suddenly) [thoughts] خَطَرَ (I) (stem vowel = i); [images] لاحَ (I) (stem vowel = u) the thought flashed through my mind خَطَرَت الفِكْرةُ على بالي


  • 2 (instant) it was all over in a flash انْتَهى كُلُّ شَيْءٍ في وَمْضةِ عَيْنٍ a flash of inspiration/genius لَحْظة إلْهامٍ \ عَبْقَريّةٍ
  • 3 [photography/فن التصوير] فْلاش
  • 4 [computing/الحوسبة]
  • 6 (stripe on uniform) شارة عَسْكَريّة; (on a car) شَريط (plural: شَرائِطُ, plural: أَشْرِطة)



quick as a flash

to be a flash in the pan

مَرَّ كَلَمْحِ البَصَرِ

Phrasal verbs

flash by

flash past
[birds] [runners] [landscape] مَرَّ كالبَرْقِ

flash up

[messages] [results] ([ فَجْأةً ]) ظَهَرَ

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