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Pronunciation: /θɪŋk/

Translation of think in Arabic:

transitive verb/فعل متعد (past tense/زمن الماضي, past participle/اسم المفعول thought)

  • 1 (to believe) اعْتَقَدَ (VIII) I think it's going to rain أَعْتَقِدُ أَنَّها سَتُمْطِرُ how much do you think it will cost? كم تَظُنُّ أَنَّها سَتُكَلِّفُ؟ I think so أَعْتَقِدُ ذلك I don't think so, I think not لا أَعْتَقِدُ ذلك we thought it best to tell her اعْتَقَدْنا أَنَّهُ من الأَفْضَلِ أنْ نَقولَهُ لَها
  • 2 (to imagine) تَخَيَّلَ (V) who would have thought it! مَنْ كانَ يَتَخَيَّلُ ذلك! I didn't think you meant that! لم أَكُنْ أَعْتَقِدُ أَنَّكَ قَصَدْتَ ذلك I can't think how he did it لا أَسْتَطيعُ أنْ أَتَخَيَّلَ كيف فَعَلَهُ who do you think you are? مَنْ تَظُنُّ نَفْسَكَ؟ what on earth do you think you're doing? ماذا تَظُنُّ أَنَّكَ فاعِلٌ؟
  • 3 (to have an idea) فَكَّرَ (II) I think I'll take the car/go for a swim أُفَكِّرُ أَنّي سَآخُذُ السَيّارةَ \ سَأَذْهَبُ للسِباحةِ I didn't think to check لم أُفَكِّرْ في التَأَكُّدِ
  • 4 (in assessments) to think a lot of a person/of sb's work قَدَّرَ شَخْصاً \ عَمَلَ شَخْصٍ تَقْديراً كَبيراً I don't think much of the food لا أَظُنُّ أنّ الطَعامَ جَيِّدٌ I don't think much of her boyfriend لا أُقَدِّرُ صَاحِبَها world
  • 5 (to remember) افْتَكَرَ (VIII), تَذَكَّرَ (V) I can't think where I've put my keys لا أَتَذَكَّرُ أَيْنَ وَضَعْتُ مَفاتيحي try to think what he was wearing حاوِلْ أنْ تَتَذَكَّرَ ما كانَ يَلْبَسُ

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد (past tense/زمن الماضي, past participle/اسم المفعول thought)

  • 1 (to engage in thought) فَكَّرَ (II) I'll have to think about it يَجِبُ أنْ أُفَكِّرَ فيهِ she couldn't think clearly لم تَسْتَطِعْ أنْ تُفَكِّرَ بِشَكْلٍ واضِحٍ to think hard فَكَّرَ مَليًّا to think for oneself فَكَّرَ بِشَكْلٍ مُسْتَقِلٍّ
  • 2 (to take into account)to think about or of sb/sth فَكَّرَ في شَخْصٍ \ شَيْءٍ think of your family/about the future فَكِّرْ في عائِلَتِكَ \ في مُسْتَقْبَلِكَ I can't think of everything! لا أَسْتَطيعُ أنْ أُفَكِّرَ في كُلِّ شَيْءٍ!
  • 3 (to regard)to think of sb/sth as sth اعْتَبَرَ شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً شَيْئاً he thinks of himself as an expert يَعْتَبِرُ نَفْسَهُ خَبيراً I always thought of it as a challenge لَطالَما اعْتَبَرْتُهُ تَحَدِّياً
  • 4 (to consider)to think of or about sth فَكَّرَ في شَيْءٍ he's thinking of resigning يُفَكِّرُ في الاسْتِقالةِ I was thinking about a trip to Egypt كُنْتُ أُفَكِّرُ في رِحْلةٍ إلى مِصْرَ what were you thinking of? فيمَ كُنْتَ تُفَكِّرُ؟ I wouldn't think of going there لا يُمْكِنُني التَفْكيرُ في الذَهابِ هُناكَ
  • 5 (to imagine)to think of sth تَخَيَّلَ \ تَصَوَّرَ شَيْئاً a million pounds, think of that! مَلْيون جُنَيْهٍ، تَخَيَّلْ ذلك!
  • 6 (to remember)to think of sth تَذَكَّرَ شَيْئاً I can't think of his name لا أَسْتَطيعُ أنْ أَتَذَكَّرَ اسْمَهُ if you think of anything else إذا تَذَكَّرْتَ أَيَّ شَيْءٍ آخَرَ


  • (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية) to have a think about sth كانَ لَدَيْهِ تَفْكيرٌ في شَيْءٍ


to think better of sth

to think on one's feet

كانَ سَريعَ البَديهةِ

to think well or highly of sb

قَدَّرَ شَخْصاً تَقْديراً كَبيراً

Phrasal verbs

think again

(to reconsider) أَعادَ التَفْكيرَ

think ahead

(in planning) فَكَّرَ في المُسْتَقْبَلِ

think back

حاوَلَ أنْ يَتَذَكَّرَ

think out

think out [sth]think [sth] out دَرَسَ \ مَحَّصَ [شَيْئاً] [a plan] [design] [the implications] to be well/badly thought out كانَ مَدْروساً بِشَكْلٍ جَيِّدٍ \ سَيِّئٍ

think over

think over [sth]think [sth] over دَرَسَ [شَيْئاً] بِرَويّةٍ [a proposal] [conversation] [situation]

think through

think through [sth]think [sth] through دَرَسَ \ مَحَّصَ [شَيْئاً] [a proposal] [plan] [the consequences] to be well/badly thought through كانَ مَدْروساً بِشَكْلٍ جَيِّدٍ \ سَيِّئٍ

think up

think up [sth] اخْتَرَعَ \ ابْتَكَرَ [شَيْئاً] [a plan] [an idea] [a name] he thought up a way of making it work ابْتَكَرَ طَريقةً لِجَعْلِهِ يَعْمَلُ

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