Translation of "on" - English-Arabic dictionary

on

preposition uk /ɒn/

A1 on a surface of something

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

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

عَلى
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

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

A2 in a particular place

في
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

عَلى
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

بَواسِطة
Did you go over on the ferry?

B1 about

تَقْريبًا

B1 next to or along the side of

بِقُرْب
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.

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