Wehr Wednesdays #39

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


سلط الضوء على (ḍau’a), سلط الأضواء على (aḍwā’a) to throw (new) light on, illuminate s.th., cause s.th. to stand out clearly; to put s.o. in the spotlight


Root: س-ل-ط

Page: 492*

Example: “التَّقْريرُ الجَديدُ يُسَلِّطُ الضَّوْءَ على الأَوْضاعِ المَعيشيّةِ في تِلْكَ المَناطِق”

Translation: “the new report sheds light on the living conditions in those areas”


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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