Wehr Wednesdays #37

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


كي لا and لكي لا in order not to, lest


Root: ك-ي

Page: 995*

Example: “هَرَعَت البَناتُ إلى بُيوتِهِنَّ لِكَيْ لا يُصيبَهُنَّ المَطَر”

Translation: “the girls rushed to their homes in order not to get caught in the rain”


You can now revise all of the Wehr Wednesday vocab so far on Quizlet here to stay on top of things!


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

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