There are 2 main translations of let in Arabic:

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let 1

British English: /lɛt/
American English: /lɛt/

transitive verb/فعل متعد present participle/اسم الفاعل -tt- past tense/زمن الماضي, past participle/اسم المفعول let

  • 1 (in suggestions) See examples: let's go for a swim
    لِنَذْهَبْ للسِباحةِ
    let's give it a try
    هَيّا نُجَرِّبُهُ
    ok, let's start!
    حَسَناً، فَلْنَبْدَأْ!
    let me see …, let's see …
    دَعْني أَرى …
    let's pretend that this is the interview
    دَعْنا نَتَظاهَرُ أنّ هذه هي المُقابَلةُ
    'let's dance, Susan' - 'yes, let's!'
    ’هَيّا نَرْقُصُ، يا سوزان‘ - ’أَجَلْ، هَيّا!‘
  • 2 (in commands, in defiance) See examples: let there be no doubt about it!
    يَجِبُ أَلاّ يَكونَ هُناكَ أَيُّ شَكٍّ في هذا!
    let's not talk about that!
    دَعْنا نَتْرُكُ الحَديثَ في هذا الأَمْرِ!
    let that be a lesson to you!
    لِيَكُنْ ذلك دَرْساً لَكَ!
    could you let me have that in writing?
    هل تَسْمَحُ بِأَنْ تُعْطِيَني ذلك مَكْتوباً؟
    let's face it; you were wrong
    دَعْنا نُواجِهُ الحَقيقةَ؛ لَقَدْ كُنْتَ مُخْطِئاً
  • 3 (to allow) See examples: to let somebody do something
    سَمَحَ لِشَخْصٍ بِأَنْ يَفْعَلَ شَيْئاً
    they let the children feed the animals
    يَسْمَحونَ للأَطْفالِ بِإطْعامِ الحَيَواناتِ
    let me go first
    دَعْني أَذْهَبُ أَوَّلاً
    let me pay for dinner
    دَعْني أَدْفَعُ حِسابَ العَشاءِ
    let me have a look
    دَعْني أُلْقي نَظْرةً
    they let us in without paying
    ‫سَمَحوا لَنا بالدُخولِ دون أنْ نَدْفَعَ‬
    don't let me forget to get the paper
    لا تَدَعْني أَنْسى إحْضارَ الجَريدةِ
    don't let the milk boil over!
    لا تَتْرُك الحَليبَ يَفورُ!
    to let one's hair grow
    أَطالَ شَعْرَهُ
    to let one's beard grow
  • 4 (with free movement, passage) See examples: to let somebody through
    أَفْسَحَ الطَريقَ لِشَخْصٍ
    to let somebody on/off the bus
    أَفْسَحَ الطَريقَ لِشَخْصٍ حتّى يَصْعَدَ إلى \ يَنْزِلَ من الحافِلةِ
    can you let me off here?
    هل يُمْكِنُكَ أنْ تُنْزِلَني هُنا؟
    I let myself in
    سَمَحْتُ لِنَفْسي بالدُخولِ
    to let air into a room
    سَمَحَ للهَواءِ بالدُخولِ إلى الحُجْرةِ
    to let the air out of a tyre
    أَفْرَغَ إطاراً من الهَواءِ
  • 5 (to insert) See examples: to let a door/window into a wall
    فَتَحَ باباً \ نافِذةً في حائِطٍ
  • 6 (in propositions) See examples: let y = 25
    افْتَرِضْ أنّ ص = 25

also: let alone conjunction phrase/عبارة ربط

  • فَما بالُكَ ب
    she was too ill to stand let alone walk
    كانَتْ مَريضةً جِدًّا وَلا تَسْتَطيعُ الوُقوفَ فَما بالُكَ بالمَشْيِ

Phrasal verbs

let down

let [somebody] down
(to disappoint) (organization, person)
the satnav has never let me down
لم يَخْذُلْني جِهازُ المِلاحةِ أَبَداً
the guide/driver let us down
خَذَلَنا المُرْشِدُ \ السائِقُ
side
let [something] down, let down [something] 1
(to lower) (a bucket, basket)
he let down the car window
فَتَحَ نافِذةَ السَيّارةِ
2 (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية)
(to deflate)
أَفْرَغَ من الهَواءِ
(a tyre)
3
(to lengthen) (Form IV) (the hem)
(Form IV) (skirt)

let go

(to loosen one's grip)
خَفَّفَ قَبْضَتَهُ
don't let go!
لا تَدَعْهُ يُفْلِتُ من قَبْضَتِكَ!
let [somebody/something] go, let go [somebody/something] 1
(to free)
أَطْلَقَ سَراحَ [شَخْصٍ]
(a hostage, suspect)
2
(to release)
أَفْلَتَ قَبْضَتَهُ عن [شَخْصٍ \ شَيْءٍ]
(a person, sleeve, arm)
let me go, let go of me!
اُتْرُكْني!
let go of my arm
اُتْرُكْ ذِراعي
3
(to lay off) (an employee)
to be let go
فُصِلَ من عَمَلِهِ
4to let oneself go
(uninhibitedly)
أَطْلَقَ لِنَفْسِهِ العِنانَ
let [something] go, let go [something]
(to release)
أَرْخى قَبْضَتَهُ عن [شَيْءٍ]
(the rope, bar)
she wouldn't let go of her bag
لم تُرِدْ أنْ تَتْرُكَ الحَقيبةَ تُفْلِتُ من يَدِها

let in

let in [something], let [something] in 1
(to allow to enter) (roof, shoes, window) (water)
2
(in scoring)
سَمَحَ لِخَصْمِهِ بِتَسْجيلِ [شَيْءٍ]
(a goal)
let [somebody] in, let in [somebody] 1
(to admit)
سَمَحَ ل [شَخْصٍ] بالدُخولِ
(a cat, thief)
I let the cat in
أَدْخَلْتُ القِطّةَ
2 (to expose oneself to) See examples: to let oneself in for trouble/a shock
عَرَّضَ نَفْسَهُ للخَطَرِ \ لِصَدْمةٍ
3to let somebody in on a secret/joke
أَطْلَعَ شَخْصاً على سِرٍّ \ نُكْتةٍ

let off

let off [something]
أَطْلَقَ النارَ من [شَيْءٍ]
(rifle)
let [somebody] off 1
(to leave unpunished)
تَرَكَ [شَخْصاً] دون عِقابٍ
(the culprit)
to be let off with (just a) fine
لم يَتَلَقَّ أَيَّ عِقابٍ وَأُلْزِمَ فَقَطْ بِدَفْعِ غَرامةٍ
2to let somebody off something
(to excuse)
أَعْفى شَخْصاً من شَيْءٍ
(homework, chores)

let on

(to reveal something) (Form I) (stem vowel = i)
don't let on!
لا تُخْبِرْ أَحَداً!
she knows them better than she lets on
تَعْرِفُ عَنْهُمْ أَكْثَرَ مِمّا تُخْبِرُ بِهِ

let out

let out (American English/الإنكليزية الأمريكية)
(school)
بَدَأَ العُطْلةَ
let out [something] 1
(to emit) (a scream, sigh)
to let out a scream of terror
أَطْلَقَ صَرْخةَ رُعْبٍ
he let out a sigh of relief
2 (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية) she let out that we were leaving
كَشَفَتْ أَنَّنا سَنُغادِرُ
let [something] out, let out [something] 1
(to release)
أَطْلَقَ سَراحَ [شَيْءٍ]
(an animal)
2
(to alter) (a skirt, the waist)
let [somebody] out
(to release)
أَطْلَقَ سَراحَ [شَخْصٍ]
(a prisoner)
سَمَحَ ل [شَخْصٍ] بالخُروجِ
(class)

let through

let [somebody] through, let through [somebody]
(in crowds)
أَفْسَحَ الطَريقَ ل [شَخْصٍ]

let up

1
(to ease off) (rain, wind) (stem vowel = a) (Form I)
the rain/wind never let up
لم يَهْدَأ المَطَرُ \ تَهْدَأ الريحُ أَبَداً
2
(to slow down) (worker) (Form VI)
he never lets up
لا يُقَصِّرُ أَبَداً
3 [informal] (to be less severe) See examples: to let up on somebody
خَفَّفَ الضَغْطَ عن شَخْصٍ

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There are 2 main translations of let in Arabic:

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let 2
British English: /lɛt/
American English: /lɛt/

transitive verb/فعل متعد present participle/اسم الفاعل -tt- past tense/زمن الماضي, past participle/اسم المفعول let

  • also: let out (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية)
    (to rent out) (Form II)

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