All dialects: in the sense that


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English- Canadian
I just heard the following line: “It is a vote loser (referring to a government policy) in the sense that there is so much backlash as well.” Here is another example: “It is a closed society in the sense that they've not been exposed to many things.”

Regarding usage: It is used to distinguish between two possible senses of a word or phrase.

I was wonder if there is a similar linking phrase in the different dialects?
  • ahmedcrow

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    in the sense that = بمعنى
    in the sense that = أي

    Also for some dialects:

    in the sense that = يعني
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    French, Mor/Hijz Arabic (heritage)
    In Morocco, بمعنى أن (bma3na anna) and I'm not sure but I think زعما also works here.
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