Arabic for cave

kahf
ﻛَﻬﻒ
cave – maskulinum singular

The Arabic word for cave is pronounced kahf and written ﻛَﻬﻒ.

The Arabic word word for cave can also be conjugated:

kuhuuf
ﻛُﻬُﻮﻑ
cave – maskulinum plural
Category: geography
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word cave

Important letters:
The root of the word cave consists of the three Arabic letters kaf that is written ﻙ and pronounced k, ha that is written ﻩ and pronounced h och fa that is written ﻑ and pronounced f. Words with the same root letters are often related.

All letters in cave

ﻛَﻬﻒ
ﻛـ
ـﻬـ
ـﻒ
 
ﻛـ
ـﻬـ
ـﻒ
 
ﻛـ
ـﻜـ
ـﻚ
ﻫـ
ـﻬـ
ـﻪ
ﻓـ
ـﻔـ
ـﻒ
 
kaf
k
ha
h
fa
f
 
 
The Arabic word for cave consists of: The letter kaf that is written ﻙ ( here ﻛـ ) and pronounced k and is a part of the root of the word. The short vowel a that is written as the sign َ above the letter. The letter ha that is written ﻩ ( here ـﻬـ ) and pronounced h and is a part of the root of the word. The letter fa that is written ﻑ ( here ـﻒ ) and pronounced f and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﻛَﻬﻒ and pronounced kahf.
Arabic is written from right to left. Short vowels are placed above or under the letters, the are usually omitted.
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The pattern for cave

fa3l becomes kahf

We have seen that the Arabic word for cave is written ﻛَﻬﻒ and pronounced kahf. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa3l where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa3l and the root letters are k, h and f, the word becomes kahf.
All Arabic words with the same pattern follow the same structure. If you know the pattern and root of a word, you can often guess its meaning. Learn more about Arabic word patterns

Words with the same pattern as cave