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Arabic translation of “for”

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 preposition from the Cambridge English-Arabic Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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