A new word or phrase from the Hans Wehr dictionary, every Wednesday.
وهكذا دواليك (wa-hākaḏā) and so forth, and so on
Example: “وَذلِكَ لِتَحسينِ الوَضعِ الاِقتِصاديِّ وَتَوفيرِ المَزيدِ مِن فُرَصِ العَمَلِ وَهكَذا دَوالَيك”
Translation: “and that is in order to improve the economic situation and provide more employment opportunities, and so forth”
- If you want to know more about the structure and grammar of هكذا, have a read of Comparing the Grammar of Arabic Comparison Particles!
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