Different Ways to Say “During” in Arabic

فَترة

root: ف-ت-ر / noun / plural: فَتَرات / definition: interval, period


Sometimes it’s the little things, right? Like those little words you end up using all the time and you’re left craving some variety.

And here I bring you that variety—in the form of a small collection of Arabic synonyms, all meaning “during“.

There are four main words we’re looking at here, and three of them appear in two different forms:

  • as a preposition (حرف جرّ) ending in a fatha
  • in a phrase with في, and ending in a kasra

When they occur in the phrase with في, they form an إضافة with the following word. So, whether they’re lone prepositions or in a phrase, all of the synonyms below cause the following noun to be مجرور.


خِلالَ

root: خ-ل-ل

preposition


في خِلالِ

root: خ-ل-ل

phrase


أَثناءَ

root: ث-ن-ي

preposition


في أَثناءِ

root: ث-ن-ي

phrase


إبّانَ

root: ء-ب-ن

preposition


في إبّانِ

root: ء-ب-ن

phrase


في غُضونِ

root: غ-ض-ن

phrase

(We actually looked at this phrase in Wehr Wednesdays #25!)


So that’s seven ways to say “during” in Arabic! Why not try using some of them in your next piece of writing?

I’ll catch you back here tomorrow, for our next post in the Wehr Wednesdays series.

!في أمان الله



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