See also: فالand فأل

ArabicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From the root ق و ل(q-w-l)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /qaː.la/
  • (file)

VerbEdit

قَالَ (qāla) I, non-past يَقُولُ‎‎ (yaqūlu)

  1. to say
    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 2:131:
      إِذْ قَالَ لَهُ رَبُّهُ أَسْلِمْ ۖ قَالَ أَسْلَمْتُ لِرَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
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    • 609–632 C.E., Qur'an, 14:35:
      وَإِذْ قَالَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ رَبِّ اجْعَلْ هَٰذَا الْبَلَدَ آمِنًا وَاجْنُبْنِي وَبَنِيَّ أَن نَّعْبُدَ الْأَصْنَامَ
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. to tell
    • Quran 24:30
      قُلْ لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ يَغُضُّوا مِنْ أَبْصَارِهِمْ
      qul lilmuʾminīna yaḡuḍḍū min ʾabṣārihim
      Tell the believing men to lower their gaze,...
ConjugationEdit
Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • Wehr, Hans (1979), “قول”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

Etymology 2Edit

From the root ق ي ل(q-y-l)

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

قَالَ (qāla) I, non-past يَقِيلُ‎‎ (yaqīlu)

  1. To nap.
  2. To do something at noon.
  3. To cancel a contract or a promise.
ConjugationEdit

Egyptian ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic قَالَ(qāla).

PronunciationEdit

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VerbEdit

قال (ʾāl) (perfect, imperfect يقول(yiʾūl), Verb form I)

  1. to say

ConjugationEdit


Moroccan ArabicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Root
ق و ل

From Arabic قَالَ(qāla).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

قال (qāl) (form I, non-past يقول(yqūl))

  1. to say

ConjugationEdit

    Conjugation of قال
singular plural
1st person 2nd person 3rd person 1st person 2nd person 3rd person
past m قلت(qult) قلتي(qulti) قال (qāl) قلنا(qulna) قلتوا(qultu) قالوا(qālu)
f قالت(qālet)
non-past m نقول(nqūl) تقول(tqūl) يقول(yqūl) نقولوا(nqūlu) تقولوا(tqūlu) يقولوا(yqūlu)
f تقولي(tqūli) تقول(tqūl)
imperative m قول(qūl) قولوا(qūlu)
f قولي(qūli)

South Levantine ArabicEdit

Root
ق و ل

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic قَالَ(qāla).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): (Urban) /ʔaːl/, [ʔæːl]
  • IPA(key): (Bedouin) /ɡaːl/, [ɡæːl]
  • (file)

VerbEdit

قال (ʔāl) (form I, present بقول(biʔūl))

  1. (transitive) to say
    Synonym: حكى(ḥaka)
    شو بتقول إمّك؟‎‎
    šū bitʔūl ʔimmak?
    What does your mother say?
  2. (ditransitive, by extension) to tell
    قلتلّه بدّيش اروح.‎‎
    ʔoltillo biddīš arūḥ
    I told him I don't want to go.

Usage notesEdit

  • When the conjugation ends in a consonant cluster, the indirect-object marker ـلـ(-l-) is geminated, causing the stress to shift; additionally, the long vowel is reduced to a short vowel. However, this effect takes place as well simply when the indirect-object marker is attached immediately after the final ل‎ of the term.
    شو عم بتقول؟‎‎
    šū ʕam bitʔūl?
    What are you saying?
    شو عم بتقلّي؟‎‎
    šū ʕam bitʔolli?
    What are you saying to me?
    شو قلتلّي؟‎‎
    šū ʔoltilli?
    What did you say to me?

ConjugationEdit

    Conjugation of قال (ʔāl)
singular plural
1st person 2nd person 3rd person 1st person 2nd person 3rd person
past m قلت (ʔult) قلت (ʔult) قال (ʔāl) قلنا (ʔulna) قلتو (ʔultu) قالو (ʔālu)
f قلتي (ʔulti) قالت (ʔālat)
present m بقول (baʔūl) بتقول (bitʔūl) بقول (biʔūl) منقول (minʔūl) بتقولو (bitʔūlu) بيقولو (biʔūlu)
f بتقولي (bitʔūli) بتقول (bitʔūl)
subjunctive m اقول (aʔūl) تقول (tʔūl) يقول (yʔūl) نقول (nʔūl) تقولو (tʔūlu) يقولو (yʔūlu)
f تقولي (tʔūli) تقول (tʔūl)
imperative m قول (ʔūl) قولو (ʔūlu)
f قولي (ʔūli)