يعني

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Non-past of عَنَى (ʿanā, to mean, to concern).

Verb[edit]

يَعْنِي (yaʿnī) (form I)

  1. third-person masculine singular non-past active indicative of عَنَى (ʿanā)

Interjection[edit]

يَعْنِي (yaʿnī)

  1. (adverbial, conjunctive, prepositional, or adjectival) in other words, actually, namely, to wit, kind of, somewhat, id est, that is, meaning, you know
  2. (filler) er, so, uh, well
Descendants[edit]

Verb[edit]

يَعْنِيَ (yaʿniya) (form I)

  1. third-person masculine singular non-past active subjunctive of عَنَى (ʿanā)

Gulf Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Non-past of Arabic عَنَى (ʿanā, to mean, to concern).

Verb[edit]

يعني (transliteration needed)

  1. (transitive) [he/she/it] means

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the past tense, كان معناته is used, which means "its meaning was".

Interjection[edit]

يعني (transliteration needed)

  1. (adverbial) kind of, somewhat
    كان حلو الفلم ؟
    يعني بس مو وايد .‏
    Was the movie good?
    Kind of, but not so much.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The expression is only used when answering questions.