Wehr Wednesdays #150

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


أخذ شيئا على محمل الجد (m. il-jidd) to take s.th. seriously


Root: ح-م-ل

Page: 242*

Example: “أَكَّدَت لَهُ أَنَّها تَأْخُذُ الأَمرَ على مَحمَلِ الجِدّ”

Translation: “she assured him that she was taking the matter very seriously”


Revise all of the vocab from the series on Quizlet:


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

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