Wehr Wednesdays #117

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


برق خلب barqun kullabun and barqu kullabin lightning without a downpour; a disappointing, disillusioning matter; an unkept promise; letdown


Root: خ-ل-ب

Page: 293*

Example: “وَعَدَها بِأَنَّ الأُمورَ سَوفَ تَنجَحُ، لكِنَّها كانَت بَرقاً خُلَّباً”

Translation: “he promised her that things would go well, but it was a letdown”



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

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