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the
British English: /ðə/
, /ðɪ/
, /ðiː/
American English: /ði/
, /ðə/

Translation of the in Arabic:

determiner/محدِّد

  • 1
    (specifying, identifying etc) (أَداة التَعْريفِ) الْ
    two chapters of the book

    فَصْلانِ من الكِتابِ
    I met them at the supermarket

    قابَلْتُهُمْ في المَرْكَزِ التِجاريِّ
    the wounded

    الجَرْحى
    the Smiths are coming to tea

    سَتَأْتي عائِلةُ سْميث لِتَناوُلِ الشايِ مَعَنا
  • 2 (for emphasis) it's the place to buy shoes/vegetables

    هو أَفْضَلُ مَكانٍ لِشِراءِ الأَحْذِيةِ \ الخُضْرَواتِ
    it's the Chinese restaurant

    هو أَفْضَلُ مَطْعَمٍ صينيٍّ
  • 3 (enough) he hadn't the courage to refuse

    لم تَكُنْ لَدَيْهِ الشَجاعةُ الكافِيةُ لِيَرْفُضَ
    we don't have the money for the repairs

    لَيْسَ لَدَيْنا المالُ الكافي للإصْلاحاتِ
  • 4 (with eras) the fifties

    الخَمْسينيّات
    the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

    القَرْنَانِ التاسِعَ عَشَرَ والعِشْرونَ
  • 5 (with comparatives) the news made her all the sadder

    زادَتْها الأَخْبارُ حُزْناً
    the more I learn the less I understand

    كُلَّما ازْدَدْتُ عِلْماً ازْدَدْتُ جَهْلاً
    the sooner the better

    كُلَّما كانَ أَبْكَرَ كُلَّما كانَ أَفْضَلَ
  • 6 (with superlatives) the fastest train

    أَسْرَع قِطارٍ
    she buys only the best

    هي لا تَشْتَري سِوى الأَفْضَلِ

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