Translation of "do" - English-Arabic dictionary

do

auxiliary verb uk strong /duː/ us /du/ weak // us /du/ present participle doing, past tense did, past participle done

A1 used with another verb to form questions and negative phrases

فِعل مُساعِد يُستَخدَم في أول الجُملة لِلسؤال بِمعنى: هَل
Do you need any help?
I don’t know.

A2 used at the end of a sentence to make it into a question

فِعل مُساعِد يُستَخدَم في آخِر الجُملة لِلسؤال بِمعنى: أليس كّذلِك
Sarah lives near here, doesn’t she?

B1 used to avoid repeating a verb that has just been used

فِعل مُساعِد يُستَخدَم لمنع التِكرارفي الجُملة بِمعنى: وأنا أيضا
‘I hate that song.’ ‘So do I.’

used to make the main verb stronger

فِعل مُساعِد يُستَخدَم لِلتّأكيد
He does like you – he’s just shy.
verb uk /duː/ us /du/ present participle doing, past tense did, past participle done

A1 to perform an action

يَعْمَل / يَقوم بِعَمَل
Go upstairs and do your homework.

A1 to perform a type of exercise or activity

يَعْمَل / يَقوم بِعَمَل
She does yoga three times a week.

A2 to make or prepare something

يَعْمَل / يُحَضِّر
Max’s Café does great sandwiches.

A2 used for talking or asking about how healthy, happy, or successful someone is

فِعل يُستَخدَم لِلكَلام أو لِلسؤال عن شخص ما
‘How is your niece doing?’ ‘She’s doing really well, thanks.’

A1 UK to study a subject

يُدرُس
Diana did history at university.
do the cleaning, cooking, etc.

A1 to perform a job in the house

يَقوم بالتَنظيف، بالطهو، إلخ
I do the cooking, but Joe does most of the cleaning.
what do you, does she, etc. do?

A1 used to ask what someone’s job is

ماذا يَفعَل هَذا الشَخص (لِلسؤال عَن الوَظيفة)
‘What do you do?’ ‘I’m a doctor.’
do badly/well

B1 to not succeed, or to succeed

يُوَفَّق / لا يُوَفَّق
Sam did very well in his exam.
do your hair, make-up, etc.

B1 to make your hair, make-up, etc. look nice

يُصفّف شَعره، تَضع مَكياجا، إلخ
It takes him half an hour to do his hair in the morning.
do your hair, makeup, etc.

to make your hair, makeup, etc. look nice

يُصفّف شَعره، تَضع مَكياجا، إلخ
I need to do my hair before we go out.
be/have to do with something

to be related to something

لَه عِلاقة بـِ
She lacks confidence and I think that has to do with her childhood.
have to do with something

to be related to something

لَه عِلاقة بـِ
Our profits are down, which has to do with poor sales.
do someone good

to have a good effect on someone

يُفيد شَخصاً ما
A holiday would do you good.
will do

will be satisfactory

يَفي بالغَرَض / يُناسِب
You don’t have to pay now. Next week will do.
could do with someone/something

to need or want someone or something

يَحتاج إلى
I could do with a few days off work.

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

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