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على سبيل المثال لا الحصر

English translation: by way of example, not exhaustive enumeration

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Arabic term or phrase:على سبيل المثال لا الحصر
English translation:by way of example, not exhaustive enumeration
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06:06 Jul 12, 2001
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Art/Literary
Arabic term or phrase: على سبيل المثال لا الحصر
I think it's a proverb or a well knwon term.
'Ala Sabeel Al-Mithal La Al-Hasr.
To talk about some items not the whole.
Thanks for any help from anyone.
Mona Helal
for example; for instance; including but not limited to
Explanation:
"For example" and "for instance" should suffice in most contexts.

In legalistic jargon, the common expression used is “including but not limited to.” See the following example:

http://www.contextmag.com/common/LegalNotice.htm

“All content included on this site, including but not limited to, text, graphics and images, is, unless otherwise noted, copyrighted under United States law and protected by worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions.”

A fuller translation, which in most cases would amount to a needless clutter, would be something like:

"by way of example, not exhaustive enumeration."

Fuad
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Fuad Yahya
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Thank you very much Fuad, full mark.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



Summary of answers provided
5"just to name a few" , or "to name but a few", or "to name a few"samirsous
na +1for example; for instance; including but not limited toFuad Yahya
naA case in point
Alaa Zeineldine


  

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1 hr peer agreement (net): +1
for example; for instance; including but not limited to


Explanation:
"For example" and "for instance" should suffice in most contexts.

In legalistic jargon, the common expression used is “including but not limited to.” See the following example:

http://www.contextmag.com/common/LegalNotice.htm

“All content included on this site, including but not limited to, text, graphics and images, is, unless otherwise noted, copyrighted under United States law and protected by worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions.”

A fuller translation, which in most cases would amount to a needless clutter, would be something like:

"by way of example, not exhaustive enumeration."

Fuad



    See citation above.
Fuad Yahya
Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2542
Grading comment
Thank you very much Fuad, full mark.

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agree  AhmedAMS
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1 hr
A case in point


Explanation:
In addition to Fuad's comprehensive answer, "a case in point" implies that the subsequent example represents one case among several, so depending on the nature of your text, this too may be a nice concise way to render your phrase.

Regards,

Alaa Zeineldine

Alaa Zeineldine
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Native speaker of: Native in ArabicArabic, Native in EnglishEnglish
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"just to name a few" , or "to name but a few", or "to name a few"


Explanation:
Technology is the process by which humans modify nature to meet their needs and wants. Most people, however, think of technology in terms of its artifacts: computers and software, aircraft, pesticides, water-treatment plants, birth-control pills, and microwave ovens, to name a few. But technology is more than these tangible products.

samirsous
Palestine
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