Arabic Word A Day

April 23, 2007

(لماذا) li ma_dha_ – Arabic Word A Day

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(لماذا) li ma_dha_

Meanings

  1. why

Examples

  1. wa lakin lima_dha_?
    (ولكن لماذا);
    …but why?
  2. lima_dha_ af’aluhu?
    (لماذا أفعله؟);
    Why should I (do it)?

Etymology/Notes

This word is a construct of two words: (لـ) and (ماذا) literally meaning “for what?”

 

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