Arabic Word A Day

May 30, 2007

(بين) bayna – Arabic Word A Day

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(بين) bayna

Meanings

  1. between
  2. among

Examples

  1. hal qara’ta ‘l-kita_ba? Na’am, ma_ bayna daffatayhi
    ( هل قرأت الكتاب ؟ نعم ، قرأت ما بين دفتيه);
    Did you read the book? Yes, from cover to cover.
  2. huwa basi_run bayna ‘l-‘umya_n
    (هو بصير بين العميان);
    He’s like a seeing man amongst the blind.

Etymology/Notes

When this word is repeated i.e. (بين بين) it gives the equivalent of the English phrase “so so”.

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