Wehr Wednesdays #61

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


عن ظهر القلب (zahri l-q.) by heart


Root: ق-ل-ب

Page: 918*

Example: “حافَظوا الكِتابَ كُلَّهُ عَن ظَهرِ القَلبِ” **

Translation: “they memorised the whole book by heart”



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

** To learn more about this use of the word كُلّ, check out the post Six Ways to Say “All of” in Arabic.

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