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British English: /ʃəʊ/
American English: /ʃoʊ/

Translation of show in Arabic:

transitive verb/فعل متعد past tense/زمن الماضي showed past participle/اسم المفعول shown or showed

  • 2
    (to screen) (stem vowel = i) (Form I) (a movie, programme)
  • 3
    (to exhibit) (stem vowel = i) (Form I) (a painting, somebody's work)
  • 4
    (to reveal) (stem vowel = i) (Form I) (Form IV) (the dirt, one's underclothes)
    to show one's age
    كَشَفَ سِنَّهُ
  • 5
    (to demonstrate) (Form II), (Form IV)
    studies show that …
    تُبَيِّنُ الدِراساتُ أنّ …
    she has shown herself very capable
    أَظْهَرَتْ أَنَّها قادِرةٌ جِدًّا
    it just goes to show that you can't trust anyone
    هذا يُثْبِتُ أَنَّهُ لا يُمْكِنُكَ أنْ تَثِقَ بِأَيِّ شَخْصٍ
  • 6
    (to record) (Form IV) (the time, a reading)
    the lights are showing red
    الإشارةُ حَمْراءُ
  • 8
    (to depict) (pictures, maps) (Form II)
    as shown in figure 1
    كَما هو مُبَيَّنٌ في الشَكْلِ 1
  • 9
    (to express) (Form IV), (Form IV) (interest, emotion)
    she showed interest in the proposal
    أَبْدَت اهْتِماماً بالمُقْتَرَحِ
    he showed no emotion as he was sentenced
    ‫‫لم يُظْهِرْ أَيَّ انْفِعالٍ بَيْنَما كانَ الحَكْمُ يَصْدُرُ عَلَيْهِ‬‬
  • 10 (to explain)to show somebody how to do something
    بَيَّنَ لِشَخْصٍ كيف يَفْعَلُ شَيْئاً
  • 11 (to conduct) See examples: to show somebody to their seat
    ‫أَرْشَدَ شَخْصاً إلى مَقْعَدِهِ‬
    he showed us to our room
    ‫‫‫صَحِبَنا إلى غُرْفَتِنا‬‬‬‬
    to show somebody to the door
    وَصَّلَ شَخْصاً إلى البابِ

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد past tense/زمن الماضي showed past participle/اسم المفعول shown or showed

  • 2
    (disappointment, anger) (stem vowel = a) (Form I)
    her nervousness showed on her face
    ظَهَرَ تَوَتُّرُها على وَجْهِها
  • 3
    what's showing at the local cinema?
    ما الفيلْم الّذي يَتِمُّ عَرْضُهُ في السينَما المَحَلّيّةِ؟


  • 1
    (stage production)
    the show must go on
    يَجِبُ أنْ تَسْتَمِرَّ الحَياةُ
    to put up a good show
    قَدَّمَ عَرْضاً جَيِّداً
  • 2
    (on television, radio)
    he's been invited to be a guest in a TV/radio show
    دُعِيَ كَضَيْفٍ في بَرْنامَجٍ تِلِفِزْيونيٍّ \ إذاعيٍّ
  • 7
    [informal] (business, undertaking)
    it's clear who's running the show
    من الواضِحِ مَن الّذي يُديرُ العَمَلَ


to show one's face

ظَهَرَ على المَلَأِ

to show one's hand

كَشَفَ أَوْراقَهُ

to show the way

بَيَّنَ الطَريقَ

to have nothing to show for something

لم يَكُنْ لَدَيْهِ ما يَعْرِضُهُ بِخُصوصِ شَيْءٍ

to steal the show

خَطَفَ الانْتِباهَ

Phrasal verbs

show around

(American English/الإنكليزية الأمريكية) show round

show in

show [somebody] in

show off

تَفاخَرَ \ تَباهى بِنَفْسِهِ
1 show [somebody/something] off, show off [somebody/something]
(to display)
تَباهى ب [شَخْصٍ \ شَيْءٍ]
(one's skills, talents)
2 show [something] off, show off [something]
(to advantage) (a style) (one's figure)

show out

show [somebody] out
صَحِبَ [شَخْصاً] إلى البابِ

show round

show [somebody] round
صَحِبَ [شَخْصاً] في جَوْلةٍ

show up

(to stand out) (marks, patterns) (Form I) (stem vowel = a) (Form I) (stem vowel = u)
[informal] (to arrive) (Form I) (stem vowel = u)
show up [something/somebody], show [something/somebody] up
(to expose) (a weakness, flaw)
to show somebody up for what they are
كَشَفَ حَقيقةَ شَخْصٍ

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