Translation of "back" - English-Arabic dictionary

back

adverb uk /bæk/ us /bæk/

A1 to the place where someone or something was before

يَعود/يُعيد إلى
When do you go back to college?
I put it back in the cupboard.

A2 as a reply or reaction to something

يَرُدّ
Can I call you back later?

B1 in a direction behind you

للخَلْف
She stepped back.

to the state something or someone was in before

يَعود إلى
Try to go back to sleep.

to an earlier time

إلى الوَراء
Looking back, I think we did the right thing.
I heard from them back in January.
back and forth

in one direction then the opposite way, many times

جيئَةً وَ ذِهاباً
She goes back and forth between London and Paris quite often.
noun uk /bæk/ us /bæk/

A1 the part of something that is away from the front

المُؤَخِّرة
Our seats were at the back of the theatre.

A2 the part of your body from your shoulders to your bottom

الظَّهْر
He was lying on his back.
in back of

behind

خَلْفَ
They sat in back of us on the plane.
back to front

with the back part of something where the front should be

بالمَقْلوب / بالعَكْس
You’ve got your T-shirt on back to front.
behind someone’s back

If you do something behind someone’s back, you do it without them knowing, often in an unfair way.

مِن وَراء ظَهر
Have they been saying things about me behind my back?
verb uk /bæk/ us /bæk/

to give support to a person or plan

يُسانِد / يَدْعَم
He backed Clark in the recent election.

to move or drive backwards

يَرْجِع
It’s best to back into a parking space.
adjective uk /bæk/ us /bæk/

A2 at the back of something

خَلْفِيّ
the back door
the back garden

(Translation of “back” from the Cambridge English-Arabic Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)