Arabic

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Root
ء س ف (ʔ s f)
6 terms

Etymology 1

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Derived from the active participle of the verb أَسِفَ (ʔasifa).

Pronunciation

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Adjective

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آسِف (ʔāsif) (feminine آسِفَة (ʔāsifa), masculine plural آسِفُون (ʔāsifūn), feminine plural آسِفَات (ʔāsifāt))

  1. sorry
    Synonym: متأسف
Declension
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Etymology 2

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Root
ء س ف (ʔ s f)
6 terms

Pronunciation

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Verb

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آسَفَ (ʔāsafa) IV, non-past يُؤْسِفُ‎ (yuʔsifu)

  1. to make regret, sadden, distress
Conjugation
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South Levantine Arabic

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Root
ء س ف
3 terms

Etymology

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Learned borrowing from Arabic آسِف (ʔāsif).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ʔaː.sef/, [ˈʔæː.sɪf]
  • Audio (Jerusalem):(file)

Adjective

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آسف (ʔāsef) (feminine آسفة (ʔāsfe))

  1. sorry
    Synonym: (formal) متأسف (mitʔassef)
    انا آسف، نسيت أحكي معك مبارح.
    ʔana ʔāsef, nsīt ʔaḥki maʕak mbāreḥ
    I'm sorry, I forgot to talk with you yesterday.

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