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Pronunciation: /tʌtʃ/

Translation of touch in Arabic:

transitive verb/فعل متعد

  • 1 (to come into contact with) لَمَسَ (stem vowel = i or u) (I), مَسَّ (stem vowel = u) (I) [the cable] [handle] he touched the wound لَمَسَ الجُرْحَ to touch sb on the shoulder لَمَسَ كَتِفَ شَخْصٍ the bed is touching the wall السَريرُ يَلْمِسُ الحائِطَ
  • 2 (to affect) أَثَّرَ (II) (+ 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 (to affect emotionally) أَثَّرَ (II), حَرَّكَ المَشاعِرَ 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 (VI) [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 sb for sth سَأَلَ شَخْصاً أنْ يُعْطيهِ شَيْئاً
  • 6 (to equal) ضاهى (III) [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 (stem vowel = i) (I) (+ 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) لَمَسَ (stem vowel = i or u) (I) ‘do not touch’ ’مَمْنوعٌ اللَمْسُ‘


  • 1 (physical) لَمْسة 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 (sense) لَمْس 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 (style) لَمْسة he has a delicate/light touch لَدَيْهِ لَمْسةٌ لَطيفةٌ \ خَفيفةٌ he lacks the human touch يَفْتَقِدُ اللَمْسةَ الإنْسانيّةَ
  • 4 uncountable/غير معدود (ability) لَمْسة to lose one's touch فَقَدَ قُدْرَتَهُ على تَحْقيقِ النَجاحِ he has the magic/golden touch لَدَيْهِ لَمْسةٌ سِحْريّةٌ
  • 5 (detail) لَمْسة to add the finishing touches to sth ‫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 sb كانَ على اتِّصالٍ \ اتَّصَلَ بِشَخْصٍ to be out of touch with sb لم يَكُنْ على اتِّصالٍ بِشَخْصٍ to lose touch with sb 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

[planes] هَبَطَ (I) (stem vowel = i or u) 1.1 (in rugby) سَجَّلَ مُحاوَلةً

touch off

touch [sth] offtouch off [sth] أَثارَ [شَيْئاً] [a riot] [debate] 1.1 أَحْدَثَ [شَيْئاً] [a fire] [an explosion]

touch on

touch on [sth] تَعَرَّضَ ل [شَيْءٍ] بِشَكْلٍ موجَزٍ [a subject] [question]

touch up

touch [sth/sb] uptouch up [sth/sb] (to repair) أَصْلَحَ [شَيْئاً] [the paintwork] 1.1 (to edit) حَسَّنَ [شَيْئاً] [a photograph] 1.2 (British English/الإنكليزية البريطانية) [informal/غير رسمي], (sexually) لَمَسَ جِسْمَ [شَخْصٍ] [a woman] [colleague]

touch upon

touch on

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