inshallah

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English[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Arabic إِنْ شَاءَ ٱللَٰه(ʾin šāʾa llāh).

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

inshallah

  1. God willing; Deo volente; expressing the speaker’s wish for a given future event to occur, especially in a Muslim country or Islamic context.
    We will sign the contract tomorrow, inshallah.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In many contexts, including military slang, the expression is sarcastic, suggesting that the speaker has no interest in making the future event occur (thus, it will only occur if God steps in and wills it).

Translations[edit]


Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Arabic إن شاء الله(ʾin šāʾ allāh).

Interjection[edit]

inshallah

  1. inshallah
    • 2015, Tarek Omar, Johan Forsby, Sønner af mænd, Politikens Forlag (→ISBN)
      Vi har set videoerne og læst på lektien. Det går, inshallah.
      We have seen the videos and done our homework. It will be fine, God willing.
    • 2016, Joakim Zander, Broderen, Gyldendal A/S (→ISBN)
      ... at jeg må væk, inshallah.
      ... that I have to get away, God willing.
    • 2013, Khaled Hosseini (tr. by Marianne Linneberg Rasmussen), Og bjergene gav genlyd, Rosinante & Co (→ISBN)
      „Snart, inshallah,“ sagde Nabi ...
      "Soon, God willing," Nabi said