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
Example: “سرعان ما اِنقَلَبَ خوفُهُ إلى الغَضَبِ”
Translation: “his fear soon turned into anger”