Translation of "on" - English-Arabic dictionary


preposition uk /ɒn/ us /ɔn, ɑn/

A1 on a surface of something

I put the book on that shelf.
He stepped on my foot.

A1 covering, touching, attached to, or hanging from something

You have blood on your shirt.
Which finger do you wear your ring on?

A1 used to show the date or day when something happens

فِي (يَوْم أو تاريخ)
He will arrive on 14 February.
I have to work on Saturday.

A2 used to refer to a place when giving directions

Take the first turning on the right.
Our house is the second on the left after the stop sign.

A2 in a particular place

See the diagram on page 22.
I met her on a ship.

A2 being broadcast or presented

عَلى (التِلِفِزيون)
What’s on TV tonight?

A2 used to show what money or time is used for

She refuses to spend more than £40 on a pair of shoes.
We’ve wasted too much time on this already.

A2 used to show some methods of travelling

Did you go over on the ferry?

B1 about


B1 next to or along the side of

The bank is on Maple Street.
Cambridge is on the River Cam.
Cincinnati is on the Ohio River.

B1 using something

عَلى (لِلتَّواصُل عَبْر جِهاز مُعَيَّن)
I spoke to Dad on the phone.
I was working on my computer.
adverb uk /ɒn/ us /ɔn, ɑn/

A2 working or being used

He left the computer on all day.
Is this microphone on?

A2 If you have something on, you are wearing it.

She has a black coat on.
Why don’t you put / your new dress on?

B1 into a bus, train, plane, etc.

Amy got on at Paddington Station.

happening or planned

Is the party still on?
I’ve got a lot on at the moment.
What’s on at the cinema?

being broadcast or presented


used to show that an action or event continues

on and off

If something happens on and off during a period of time, it happens sometimes.

على نَحو مُتقَطّع
They’ve been seeing each other on and off since Christmas.

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