Another Small But Useful Phrase: جاء في


root: ق-ر-ر / verbal noun of form II / plural: تَقارير / definition: report

With my last deadline until September out of the way as of Monday, my brain has finally had time to do… nothing. And it’s really needed that break to be honest—since we started semester two way back in January, it’s been non-stop: 11 consecutive weeks of class, 4 weeks in Jordan, and then 4 weeks of deadlines/exams.

No wonder I’m exhausted.

But enough about me. I know you’re here for the Arabic.

And this week, I present you with another small but useful phrase I’ve come across many times (particularly when I’m listening to Al Jazeera in the background): جاء في.

جاءَ في literally means “it comes in”. It’s used to introduce the contents of some report, speech, document, etc.

Let’s take a look at some examples from Al Jazeera articles, and I’ll give you an idea of how we might translate them into English:

جاء في مقال بصحيفة نيويورك تايمز أن

According to an article in the New York Times…

جاء في البيان الختامي أن

It was mentioned in the closing statement that…

…ومن أبرز ما جاء في التقرير أيضا أن

Another notable point in the report is that…

…وجاء في القرار أن

The resolution stated that…

So that’s another little phrase we can use to sound a bit more eloquent when we’re writing or speaking Arabic!

Don’t forget to check out all of the other small but useful phrases we’ve covered on this blog, and keep an eye out for the grammar post (finally!) that I’ll be posting within the next week.

See you soon!

!مع السلامة

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