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Arabic translation of “for”

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for

preposition
 
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.
(Definition of for from the Cambridge English-Arabic Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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