Time Denoting words
Words that denote time could be of two types- those that express a
certain duration of time like an hour, a day , a year etc. and those
that indicate a certain point of time like after, before etc. The
list of such words are given below as category A and B.
I. Category A
1. yom today
Note : fejr and fengoH have the same meaning and there is no
restriction on when to use which.
fejr laha after tomorrow
fengoH laha " "
male laha day before yesterday
2. eb fejra on the next day
amEl day time
yom Amet this year
deAm last year
deAm laha before last year
letmeS' senet coming year
3. The five Moslem prayers of the day are also used to indicate time
and are very frequently used to tell time of the day..
'asaboH morning. this is before sun rise.
'almeqrb after sun set.
'alEsha night time about 8:00 P.M.
4. Time is also told by the position of the sun, how high or low in
the sky it is.
SbHat mdr day break
'asboH early morning
fgret SeHay sun rise
'adawuHyet about 9:00 a.m.
qedem 'azhr before noon.
'alAsr Hfn literally translated as hot 'alAsr or hot
afternoon i.e. about 4:00 p.m. and a little brfore.
'alAsr brdt literally translated as cold 'alAsr or cold
afternoon, i.e. about 5:00p.m. and after
mwudaq SeHay sun set
'almeqrb just after sun set.
ser lali mid night
5. sanyet second adaptation from Arabic, but widely used.
deqiqet minute " " "
saAt hour " " "
6. yom day
shehar/wereH month note; shehar is an adaptation from Arabic.
II. Category B
Her later , then
mn ela from this
ledol at that time
kldol every time
End of Lesson 30
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