حال

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See also: خالand چال

Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ح و ل (ḥ-w-l).

Verb[edit]

حَالَ (ḥāla) I, non-past يَحُولُ‎ (yaḥūlu)

  1. to change, to be transformed
  2. to shift, to turn, to pass, (transitive or with إِلَى (ʾilā)) to grow into, (with إِلَى (ʾilā)) to become
  3. to deviate, to depart, to dodge, to evade (with عَنْ (ʿan))
  4. to elapse, to pass, to go by
Conjugation[edit]
References[edit]
  • Wehr, Hans (1976), “حال”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 3rd edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN
  • Steingass, Francis Joseph (1884), “حال”, in The Student's Arabic–English Dictionary, London: W.H. Allen

Verb[edit]

حَالَ (ḥāla) I, non-past يَحُولُ‎ (yaḥūlu)

  1. to intervene, to interfere, to interpose
    • Al-Quran (8:24)
      اعلَموا أَنَّ اللَّهَ يَحولُ بَينَ المَرءِ وَقَلبِهِ
      (Ye ought to) know that Allah intervenes between man and his (ie, the man's) heart
  2. to prevent (with دُونَ (dūna))
Conjugation[edit]
References[edit]
  • Wehr, Hans (1976), “حال”, in J. Milton Cowan, editor, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 3rd edition, Ithaca, NY: Spoken Language Services, →ISBN

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

حَال (ḥālm, f (plural أَحْوَال (ʾaḥwāl))

  1. condition, state, situation
  2. position, status
  3. attitude, bearing, posture
  4. circumstance
  5. case
  6. present, actuality
  7. matter, affair, concern
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Preposition[edit]

حَالَ (ḥāla)

  1. during, right after, immediately upon
Inflection[edit]

North Levantine Arabic[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic حال (ḥāl).

Noun[edit]

حال (ḥālm (plural احوال (aḥwāl))

  1. condition; state
  2. case; circumstance

Pronoun[edit]

حال (ḥāl-)

  1. (with personal suffix) -self; -selves (reflexive pronoun)
    ما بفهم ناس ما هما الا حالا
    Ma bifham nās ma hamma illa ḥāla.
    I don't understand people who care only about themselves.

Persian[edit]

Noun[edit]

حال (hâl)

  1. condition
  2. state
  3. health

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