Lesson 76 – الدَّرْسُ السَّادِسُ والسَّبْعونَ

The meanings of the prepositions - معاني حروف الجر

The preposition (min)– حرف الجر " مِنْ "

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  • The original meaning of (مِنْ /min/) is the circumstantial meaning (from) as: (خَرَجْتُ مِنَ الغُرْفَةِ I exited from the room). The following table shows more structures in which (min) is used with the circumstantial meaning (from):

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Meaning of the preposition

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From (place)

I go from my home to school

أذْهَبُ مِنْ بَيْتِي إلى الْمَدْرَسَةِ

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From (time)

I play from the midday to the afternoon

أَلْعَبُ مِنَ الظُّهْرِ إلى العَصْرِ

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From (somebody)

I admired Khalid for his courage

عَجِبْتُ مِنْ خالِدٍ وشجاعتهِ

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From (something)

Your travel to Iraq surprised me

عَجِبْتُ مِنْ سَفَرِكَ إلى العِراقَ

  • There are some other meanings of the preposition (min) as in the following structures:

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Meaning

English

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Of

This shirt is made of cotton

هَذَا القَمِيصُ مَصْنُوعٌ منَ القُطْنِ

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Instead of

The lazy accepts the failure instead of the success

يَرْضَى الكَسْلانُ بالرُّسُوبِ مِنَ النَّجاحِ

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Because of

Your succeed is (because) of your good works

نَجَاحُكَ هذا مِنْ أَعْمالِكَ الطَّيِّبَةِ

 

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