Translation of "for" - English-Arabic dictionary

for

preposition uk strong /fɔːr/ weak /r/

A1 to be given to or used by someone or something

لأَجْل
I bought a dress for their new baby.
We need some curtains for the bedroom.

A1 used to show an amount of time or distance

لِمُدّة / لِمَسافة
We walked for miles.
I lived with my parents for a year.

A2 having a particular purpose

مِن أَجْل
What are those large scissors for?

A2 because of something

بِسَبَب / لأَنّ
Scotland is famous for its beautiful countryside.
New York is famous for its buildings.

A2 in exchange for something, especially an amount of money

مُقابِل
How much did you pay for your computer?

A2 on the occasion of

بِمُناسَبة
What did you buy him for his birthday?

A2 at a particular time

لـِ
I’ve booked a table at the restaurant for nine o’clock.

A2 towards or in the direction of

بِاتِّجاه
Just follow the signs for the airport.

A2 meaning or representing something

مَعْنى / مُرادِف
What’s the German word for “cucumber”?

B1 in order to help someone

لِمُساعَدة
I’ll carry those bags for you.

B1 representing a country or organization

لِـ
He plays football for Arsenal.

supporting or agreeing with someone or something

لِـ
Did you vote for or against the proposal?

used when comparing something to a particular fact

مُقارَنًة
She’s very tall for her age.

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