Wehr Wednesdays #43

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

بلا جدوى (bi-lā) and على غير جدوى (airi) of no avail, useless, futile, in vain

Root: ج-د-و

Page: 138*

Example: “وَمَعَ ذلِكَ، كانَت المُناقَشاتُ المُطَوَّلةُ بِلا جَدْوى”

Translation: “however, the lengthy discussions were of no avail”

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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