Wehr Wednesdays #13

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

أو بالأحرى or to tell the truth, or more explicitly, or put more exactly, or rather

Root: ح-ر-ي

Page: 202*

Example: “التَقَدُّم في هذا المَجال، أَو بِالأَحْرَى اِنعِدامه، يُشَكِّل مُشكِلة كَبيرة”

Translation: “the progress in this field, or rather the lack of it, poses a huge problem”

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

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