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البداية

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Arabic term or phrase:البداية
English translation:the beginning
Entered by: Fuad Yahya
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10:59 Sep 21, 2001
Arabic to English translations [Non-PRO]
Arabic term or phrase: البداية
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم تحية طيبة وبعد لا يسعني في البداية الا ان اقدم اعتذاري عن التأخير بالكتابة اليك ,وذلك لأسباب خارجة عن ارادتي وبسبب تسلمي لرسالتك متأخرا ,على كل حال معذرة على التأخير. ولا يسعني هنا سوى تقديم شكري على اهتمامك بتلك الرسوم وهي ان عبرت . . .
Susan Pattishall
"the beginning"
Explanation:
في البداية = in the beginning

In the context of this letter, the expression "at the outset" is probably more idiomatic in English.

If I am not mistaken, this excerpt was posted on ProZ a short while ago as a translation test by an agency, a precondition for awarding some work.


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"the beginning"


Explanation:
في البداية = in the beginning

In the context of this letter, the expression "at the outset" is probably more idiomatic in English.

If I am not mistaken, this excerpt was posted on ProZ a short while ago as a translation test by an agency, a precondition for awarding some work.


Fuad

Fuad Yahya
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