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A new word or phrase from the Hans Wehr dictionary, every Wednesday. وقع ضحيته or ذهب (ḍaḥīyatahū) to fall victim to, become a victim of s.th. or s.o. Root: ض-ح-ي Page: 627* Example: “وَقَعَ ضَحِيّة للاستغلال” Translation: “he fell victim to exploitation” * The Hans Wehr Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, 4th Edition
خَطَأ root: خ-ط-ء / noun / plural: أخطاء / definition: mistake, error It’s happening again. A wave of fear crashes down mercilessly upon the trembling students. Eyes dart desperately, frantically, around the room. One student scrambles out of class, mumbling something about needing the bathroom. The sky darkens. Another pretends to drop their pen as… Read more
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