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    Advise against

    Hi all,

    I'm curious, if I want to say "I advise against" can I use "أنصح ضد?" As in:

    I advise against its use.
    أنصح ضد استخدامها.


    I advise against reading that newspaper.
    أنصح ضد قراءة تلك الصحيفة.


    If that is not common, what would be a better way to express that concept in Arabic?
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    Re: Advise against

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh_ View Post
    Hi all,

    I'm curious, if I want to say "I advise against" can I use "أنصح ضد?" As in:

    I advise against its use.
    أنصح بعدم استخدامها.


    I advise against reading that newspaper.
    أنصح بعدم قراءة تلك الصحيفة.


    If that is not common, what would be a better way to express that concept in Arabic?
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    Re: Advise against

    أنصح بعدم is right, ضد is not used in as many situations as 'against' is used in English
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    Re: Advise against

    Thank you, guys.

    Often, in English, a lawyer might use the phrase "I advise you..." or "I advise (you) against..." when advising a client to do or not do something. Would an Arab lawyer use the phrase "أنصح بعدم" in a similar situation? If not, what might a lawyer say to his/her client in that situation?
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    Re: Advise against

    Yes, it's أنصح بعدم , if the laywer would use fuS7a in the first place. Otherwise, (s)he would use the equivalent 3ammeyya expression. Something like:
    أنصحك ما تعملش كذا
    خيرُ الكلامِ ما قلَّ ودَلّ

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