عرف

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the root ع ر ف ‎(ʿ-r-f).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

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 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to tell about, to inform of, to make aware of
  2. (ditransitive) to acquaint with
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References[edit]

  • عرف” in John Mace (2007), Arabic Verbs, New York: Hippocrene Books, Inc., ISBN 0-7818-1229-1

Egyptian Arabic[edit]

Verb[edit]

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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