Translation of "have" - English-Arabic dictionary


verb uk strong /hæv/ weak /həv/ (present participle having, past tense and past participle had)

A1 (also have got) used for saying what or who is yours

We have two children.
Laura has beautiful blue eyes.
I had a bike, but I sold it.

A1 (also have got) If you have a particular illness, you are suffering from it.

I have a bad cold.

A1 to eat or drink something

يَاكُل / يَشرَب
I had a drink of water.

B1 (also have got) used to talk about the position of something in relation to a person or thing

يَملُك / لَدَيْهِ
He had a pen in his hand.
She had a baby with her.

B1 to cause something to be in a particular state

He had dinner ready by the time we got home.
have to do something; have got to do something

A2 to need to do something

يَجِب أن / لابُدّ أن
I have to go to work now.
Do we have to finish this today?
have difficulty, fun, problems, etc.

A2 used with nouns to say that someone experiences something

لَدَيْهِ صُعوبة، مَرَح، مَشاكِل، إلخ
We had a great time at the beach.
have a baby

A2 to give birth to a baby

have a bath, sleep, walk, etc.

A2 used with nouns to say that someone does something

يَأخُذ حَمّاما، يَنام، يَمشي، إلخ
Can I have a quick shower?
have a nap, walk, look, etc.

used with some nouns to say that someone does something

يُقَيّل، يَنام، يَمشي، يَنظُر، إلخ
Can I have a quick shower?
have something cleaned, repaired, etc.

B1 to arrange for someone to do something for you

يَأمُر بِتَنظيف، يَأمُر بإصلاح، إلخ
I’m having my hair cut this afternoon.
I’m having the house painted.
have something stolen, taken, etc.

B1 If you have something stolen, taken, etc., someone takes something that belongs to you.

سُرِقَ، أُخِذَ
She had her car stolen last week.
have a question, idea, etc.

to think of a question, idea, etc.

عِنده سُؤال، فِكرة، إلخ
I suddenly had an idea.

to arrange for someone to visit you in your home

We had David and Amy over for dinner last week.

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