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72 [seventy-two]

to have to do something / must

 


‫72[اثنان وسبعون]‬

‫وجوب فعل شيء‬

 

 
must
يجب عليه
yjb ealayh
I must post the letter.
‫علي أن أبعث الرسالة.‬
eli 'an 'ubeath alrisalata.
I must pay the hotel.
‫علي دفع نفقات الفندق.‬
eli dafe nafaqat alfundaqa.
 
 
 
 
You must get up early.
‫عليك أن تستيقظ مبكراً.‬
elik 'an tastayqiz mbkraan.
You must work a lot.
‫عليك أن تعمل كثيراً.‬
elik 'an taemal kthyraan.
You must be punctual.
‫عليك أن تكون دقيقاً في المواعيد.‬
elik 'an takun dqyqaan fi almawaeid.
 
 
 
 
He must fuel / get petrol / get gas (am.).
‫عليه أن يملأ الخزان بالوقود.‬
elih 'an yamla alkhizan bialwaqudi.
He must repair the car.
‫عليه أن يصلح السيارة.‬
elih 'an yuslih alsiyarata.
He must wash the car.
‫عليه أن يغسل السيارة.‬
elih 'ana yughsal alsiyarata.
 
 
 
 
She must shop.
‫عليها أن تتسوق.‬
eliha 'ana tatasawqa.
She must clean the apartment.
‫عليها أن تنظف الشقة.‬
eliha 'an tunazif alshiqta.
She must wash the clothes.
‫عليها أن تغسل الغسيل.‬
eliha 'an taghsul alghasila.
 
 
 
 
We must go to school at once.
‫علينا أن نذهب فوراً إلى المدرسة.‬
elina 'an nadhhab fwraan 'iilaa almudrasata.
We must go to work at once.
‫علينا أن نذهب فوراً إلى العمل.‬
elina 'an nadhhab fwraan 'iilaa aleaml.
We must go to the doctor at once.
‫علينا أن نذهب فوراً إلى الطبيب.‬
elina 'an nadhhab fwraan 'iilaa altabiba.
 
 
 
 
You must wait for the bus.
‫عليكم أن تنتظروا الحافلة.‬
elikum 'ana tantaziruu alhafilata.
You must wait for the train.
‫عليكم أن تنتظروا القطار.‬
elikum 'ana tantaziruu alqitara.
You must wait for the taxi.
‫عليكم أن تنتظروا سيارة الأجرة.‬
elikum 'ana tantaziruu sayarat al'ajrata.
 
 
 
 


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