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See also: غرف‎, عرق‎, غرق‎, ع ر ف‎, ع ر ق, and غ ر ق

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ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the root ع ر ف (ʿ-r-f).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

عَرَفَ (ʿarafa) I, non-past يَعْرِفُ‎ (yaʿrifu)

  1. to know
    هَلْ تَعْرِفُهَا؟‎‎ ― hal taʿrifuhā?Do you know her?
    أَعْرِفُ أَنَّهَا دَرَسَتِ الْحُقُوقَ.‎‎ ― ʾaʿrifu ʾannahā darasati l-ḥuqūqa.I know that she studied law.
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Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

عَرَّفَ (ʿarrafa) II, non-past يُعَرِّفُ‎ (yuʿarrifu)

  1. to tell about, to inform of, to make aware of
  2. (ditransitive) to acquaint with
ConjugationEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “عرف”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN
  • Mace, John (2007), “عرف”, in Arabic Verbs, New York: Hippocrene Books, Inc., →ISBN

Egyptian ArabicEdit

VerbEdit

عرف (ʿirif) (perfect, imperfect يعرف (yiʿraf), Verb form I)

  1. to know
    • لقاء سويدان - مش عرفة أنا ليه
      ال اقوله بحبك عارفين رد عليا بأيه؟ متشكر خالص خالص قوى جدا ميرسى.‎
      I told him "I love you", and do you know what he replied? "Thank you so very very much, merci".

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