Wehr Wednesdays #1

A new word or phrase from the Hans Wehr dictionary, every Wednesday.

سرعان ما sar’āna, sir’āna, sur’āna mā (with foll. verb) how quickly …!; soon, before long, presently, in no time

Root: س-ر-ع

Page: 474*

Example: “سرعان ما اِنقَلَبَ خوفُهُ إلى الغَضَبِ”

Translation: “his fear soon turned into anger”

* The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th Edition

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