Arabic Idioms الأمثال العربية

Welcome to Arabic Idioms الأمثال العربية

❔What is an idiom?

“An idiom is an expression with a figurative meaning that differs from the literal meaning. We hear idioms every day – both in conversation and in the media. Used correctly, idioms can amplify messages in a way that draws readers in and helps to awaken their senses.” –

Every language has idioms, especially Arabic. There are some idioms which are derived from the Quran & Sunnah.

For example, the statement of Allah in Surah al-Baqarah:

وَلِكُلٍّ وِجْهَةٌ هُوَ مُوَلِّيهَا

Is used by the Arabs for instances when people have different methods/preferences in a particular affair.

Also, the hadith of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم in Sahih al-Bukhari:

إِنَّ مِنَ البَيَانِ لَسِحْرًا

Is used by the Arabs for times when an eloquent speaker gives a convincing speech/talk (whether the content is true or not).

Another example:

إِنَّهُ لاَ يَأْتِي الْخَيْرُ بِالشَّرِّ وَإِنَّ مِمَّا يُنْبِتُ الرَّبِيعُ يَقْتُلُ أَوْ يُلِمُّ إِلاَّ آكِلَةَ الْخَضِرِ

“Verily good does not produce evil. Whatever the spring rainfall causes to grow kills or is about to kill, but that (animal) which feeds on vegetation…” (Bukhari & Muslim)

The part of the statement:

إِنَّ مِمَّا يُنْبِتُ الرَّبِيعُ يَقْتُلُ أَوْ يُلِمُّ

Is used by the Arabs to prohibit another from becoming neglectful in an affair.

Idioms are also derived from the speech of the Arabs. Sometimes they require no explanation. For example:

الجار قبل الدار

Then there are some that do require further elaboration:

إياك وعقيلة الملح

There are some that have a backstory as to why and when it was first said:

الصيف ضيعت اللبن
مواعيد العرقوب

And then there are some without a background:

إنما نبلك حظاء

We will teach Arabic idioms in this unique course. This is a great way to memorize & use idioms in your speech, and at the same time learn more vocabulary.

🗓 This course begins: September 15th, 2018 (5th of Muharram, 1440) and ends on October 20th (11th of Safar)

📌 A note per day will be shared from Saturdays-Wednesdays

📌 In total, there will be 25 notes.

💵 Cost for this course: a total of $20 USD (.80 cents per note)


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