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British English: /tʌtʃ/
American English: /tətʃ/

Translation of touch in Arabic:

transitive verb/فعل متعد

  • 1
    (to come into contact with)
    مَسَّ (the cable, handle)
    he touched the wound
    لَمَسَ الجُرْحَ
    to touch somebody on the shoulder
    لَمَسَ كَتِفَ شَخْصٍ
    the bed is touching the wall
    السَريرُ يَلْمِسُ الحائِطَ
  • 2 (to affect)
    أَثَّرَ (+ على) (a house, painting)
    the tornado didn't touch our house
    لم يَمُسَّ الإعْصارُ بَيْتَنا
    inflation touches all sections of society
    يُؤَثِّرُ التَضَخُّمُ على كُلِّ فِئاتِ المُجْتَمَعِ
    I never touched him
    لم أَمُسَّهُ بِسوءٍ
  • 3 we were touched by their kindness
    أَثَّرَتْ طيبَتُهُمْ فينا
    the sight of the grieving family touched us all
    حَرَّكَ مَشْهَدُ الأُسْرةِ المَكْلومةِ مَشاعِرَنا جَميعاً
  • 4
    (to consume)
    تَناوَلَ (alcohol, meat, dairy products)
    I never touch spirits
    لا أَتناوَلُ المُسْكِراتِ أَبَداً
    you've hardly touched your food
    لم تَتَناوَلْ إلاّ قَدْراً يَسيراً من طَعامِكَ
  • 5 [informal/غير رسمي] (to ask for) to touch somebody for something
    سَأَلَ شَخْصاً أنْ يُعْطيهِ شَيْئاً
  • 6
    (to equal)
    ضاهى (a rival, an activity, a product)
    when it comes to tennis, no one can touch him
    عِنْدَما يَتَعَلَّقُ الأَمْرُ بالتِنِس، فَلا يَسْتَطيعُ أَحَدٌ أنْ يُباريهِ
  • 7
    (to reach) (prices, temperatures)
    وَصَلَ (+ إلى) (a level, figure)
    inflation touched 5% last month
    وَصَلَ التَضَخُّمُ إلى 5% الشَهْرَ الماضِيَ

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد

  • 2
    (with one's hands)
    ‘do not touch’
    ’مَمْنوعٌ اللَمْسُ‘


  • 1 (physical) it breaks at the slightest touch
    يَنْكَسِرُ من أَبْسَطِ لَمْسةٍ
    the touch of her hand
    لَمْسة يَدِها
    I felt a touch on my shoulder
    شَعَرْتُ بِلَمْسةٍ على كَتِفي
  • 2 uncountable/غير معدود
    to be soft/rough to the touch
    كانَ ناعِمَ \ خَشِنَ المَلْمَسِ
    I found my way by touch
    وَجَدْتُ طَريقي عن طَريقِ التَحَسُّسِ
  • 3 uncountable/غير معدود
    he has a delicate/light touch
    لَدَيْهِ لَمْسةٌ لَطيفةٌ \ خَفيفةٌ
    he lacks the human touch
    يَفْتَقِدُ اللَمْسةَ الإنْسانيّةَ
  • 4 uncountable/غير معدود
    to lose one's touch
    فَقَدَ قُدْرَتَهُ على تَحْقيقِ النَجاحِ
    he has the magic/golden touch
    لَدَيْهِ لَمْسةٌ سِحْريّةٌ
  • 5 (detail) to add the finishing touches to something
    ‫وَضَعَ اللَمَساتِ الأَخيرةَ \ النِهائيّةَ على شَيْءٍ‬
    that was a nice touch
    ‫كانَتْ تِلْكَ لَمْسةٌ \ لَفْتةٌ لَطيفةٌ‬
  • 6 (small amount) a touch of salt
    مَسْحة من المِلْحِ
    there was a touch of sadness in her voice
    كانَتْ هُناكَ نَبْرةُ حُزْنٍ في صَوْتِها
    he's got a touch of flu
    أُصيبَ بِبَرْدٍ بَسيطٍ
  • 7 uncountable/غير معدود (in contact) to be/get in touch with somebody
    كانَ على اتِّصالٍ \ اتَّصَلَ بِشَخْصٍ
    to be out of touch with somebody
    لم يَكُنْ على اتِّصالٍ بِشَخْصٍ
    to lose touch with somebody
    انْقَطَعَ الاتِّصالُ بَيْنَهُ وَبَيْنَ شَخْصٍ
    he's out of touch with reality
    هو مَعْزولٌ عن الواقِعِ
  • 8 uncountable/غير معدود
    (non-playing area)
    خارِج المَلْعَبِ
    to go into touch
    ذَهَبَ خارِجَ المَلْعَبِ


to be a soft touch

كانَ رَقيقَ القَلْبِ

Phrasal verbs

touch down

(in rugby)
سَجَّلَ مُحاوَلةً

touch off

touch [something] off, touch off [something] 1 2
أَحْدَثَ [شَيْئاً] (a fire, an explosion)

touch on

touch on [something]
تَعَرَّضَ ل [شَيْءٍ] بِشَكْلٍ موجَزٍ (a subject, question)

touch up

touch [something/somebody] up, touch up [something/somebody] 1
(to repair)
أَصْلَحَ [شَيْئاً] (the paintwork)
(to edit)
حَسَّنَ [شَيْئاً] (a photograph)
3 (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية)
[informal/غير رسمي] (sexually)
لَمَسَ جِسْمَ [شَخْصٍ] (a woman, colleague)

touch upon

touch on
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