Lesson 76 – الدَّرْسُ السَّادِسُ والسَّبْعونَ

The meanings of the prepositions - معاني حروف الجر

The preposition /baa’/–حَرْفُ الباء "بـِ"

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  • The original meaning of (bi) is the circumstantial meaning (in) as (أسْكُنُ بلَنْدَن I live in London), and it is commonly used with the meaning of the English preposition (with) as (لا تأْكُلْ بِيَدِكَ الْيُسْرى Do not eat with your left hand).
  • The following table shows more structures in which (bi) has other different meanings:


The meaning of the preposition



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Because of

The man died by hanger

ماتَ الرَّجُلُ بالْجُوعِ

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Instead of

I took the house in exchange for the flat

أَخَذْتُ الْبَيْتَ بالشَّقَّةِ

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I bought the flat with its furniture

اِشْتَرَيْتُ الشَّقَّةَ بِأَثاثِها

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Your health is a sufficient wealth

كَفَى بِصِحَّتِكَ ثَرْوَةً