Wehr Wednesdays #7

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

على وشك أن on the point or verge of (doing s.th.), about to (do s.th.)

Root: و-ش-ك

Page: 1255*

Example: “كانَ الطالِبُ عَلى وَشْكِ أن يَبكي”

Translation: “the student was on the verge of crying”

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

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