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How do you say in Arabic?
الفِعْل: أعْجَبَ – يُعْجِبُ
I liked / I like

In Arabic the verb “ يُعْجب” means “ I like something, or something appeals to me. It’s a special verb because unlike in English where “I” in the sentence “ I like dancing” is the subject and “dancing” is the object, in the Arabic sentence “ يُعجبني الرقص” , الرقص or dancing is actually the subject and the ي in يُعجبني which is an attached pronoun referring to oneself is the object.

subject, object, verb

Here are few examples of how to say I like in Arabic:

1. الماضي:

ترجمة

Translation
أمْثِلة

Examples
المَعنى

Meaning
الفِعْل

Verb

– I liked your new house.

– أعْجَبَني بيتُك الجَديد.


I liked (masc. or fem.) + a masculine noun (subject).
أعْجَبَني
– I liked that you worked hard until you got what you wanted.
– أعْجَبَني أنَّك اِجْتَهَدْتَ حتَّى نِلْتَ ما أردْتَهُ. I liked( masc. or fem.)  +that+ you+ verb

أعجبني أنك

+ فعل

– I really liked Taha Hussein’s novel.

– I liked the buildings in this city.

– أعْجَبَتْني كثيرًا رواية طه حسين.


– أعْجَبَتْني البِنايات في هذه المدينة.

I liked (masc. or fem.) +
feminin noun
plur. or sing. (subject).

أعْجَبَتْني

– I didn’t like that movie.

– ما أعْجَبَني ذلك الفيلم.

I didn’t like ما أعجبني\ لم يعجبني
الفِعْل

Verb
أعْجَبَني
المَعنى

Meaning
I liked (masc. or fem.) + a masculine noun (subject).
أمْثِلة

Examples

– أعْجَبَني بيتُك الجَديد.

ترجمة

Translation
– I liked your new house.
الفِعْل

Verb

أعجبني أنك

+ فعل

المَعنى

Meaning
I liked( masc. or fem.)  +that+ you+ verb
أمْثِلة

Examples
– أعْجَبَني أنَّك اِجْتَهَدْتَ حتَّى نِلْتَ ما أردْتَهُ.
ترجمة

Translation
– I liked that you worked hard until you got what you wanted.
الفِعْل

Verb
أعْجَبَتْني
المَعنى

Meaning
I liked(masc. or fem.) + feminin noun plur. or sing. (subject).
أمْثِلة

Examples

– أعْجَبَتْني كثيرًا رواية طه حسين.


– أعْجَبَتْني البِنايات في هذه المدينة.

ترجمة

Translation

– I really liked Taha Hussein’s novel.

– I liked the buildings in this city.

الفِعْل

Verb
ما أعجبني\ لم يعجبني
المَعنى

Meaning

I didn’t like

أمْثِلة

Examples

– ما أعْجَبَني ذلك الفيلم.

ترجمة

Translation
– I didn’t like that movie.

2. المُضارع:

– I like your devotion to your work.

– يُعْجُبِني إخلاصُكَ في عَمَلِكَ.

I liked( masc. or fem.) + masculine noun (subject) يُعْجِبُني

– I like your cat.

– I like literature books.

– تُعْجِبُني قِطَّتُكُم.

– تُعْجِبُني كُتُب الأدب.

I liked( masc. or fem.) + feminine noun plur. or sing. (subject) تُعْجِبُني
– I don’t like what you’re saying.

– لا يُعْجِبُني ما تقول.

I don’t like لا يعجبني
الفِعْل

Verb
يُعْجِبُني
المَعنى

Meaning
I liked( masc. or fem.) + masculine noun (subject)
أمْثِلة

Examples

– يُعْجُبِني إخلاصُكَ في عَمَلِكَ.

ترجمة

Translation
– I like your devotion to your work.
الفِعْل

Verb
تُعْجِبُني
المَعنى

Meaning
I liked( masc. or fem.) + feminine noun plur. or sing. (subject)
أمْثِلة

Examples

– تُعْجِبُني قِطَّتُكُم.

– تُعْجِبُني كُتُب الأدب.

ترجمة

Translation

– I like your cat.

– I like literature books.

الفِعْل

Verb
لا يعجبني
المَعنى

Meaning
I don’t like
أمْثِلة

Examples
– لا يُعْجِبُني ما تقول.
ترجمة

Translation
– I don’t like what you’re saying.

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