يعني

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Non-past of عَنَى (ʿanā, to be on one’s mind, to concern).

Verb[edit]

يَعْنِي (yaʿnī) (form I)

  1. that is, in other words, meaning
  2. third-person masculine singular non-past active indicative of عَنَى (ʿanā)

Interjection[edit]

يَعْنِي (yaʿnī)

  1. that is, in other words, meaning
  2. well, so, er, uh; used as a general filler word
  3. actually, you know, I guess, or something; used as a modal particle with various meanings depending on intontation
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]

From Arabic يَعْنِي (yaʿnī), non-past of عَنَى (ʿanā, to be on one’s mind, to concern).

Verb[edit]

يعني (transliteration needed)

  1. (present only) it means, meaning

Usage Notes[edit]

  • In the past tense, كان معناته is used, which means "it had had the meaning of (but now it does not carry that meaning)".

Interjection[edit]

يعني (transliteration needed)

  1. kinda, somewhat
    كان حلو الفلم؟
    يعني بس مو وايد.
    Was the movie good?
    Kinda, but not a lot

Usage Notes[edit]

  • The expression is only used when answering questions.