Arabic for south

januub
ﺟَﻨُﻮﺏ
south – maskulinum

The Arabic word for south is pronounced januub and written ﺟَﻨُﻮﺏ.

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Category: geography
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word south

Important letters:
The root of the word south consists of the three Arabic letters jim that is written ﺝ and pronounced j, nun that is written ﻥ and pronounced n och beh that is written ﺏ and pronounced b. Words with the same root letters are often related.

Words related to south

All letters in south

ﺟَﻨُﻮﺏ
ﺟـ
ـﻨـ
ـﻮ
 
ﺟـ
ـﻨـ
ـﻮ
 
ﺟـ
ـﺠـ
ـﺞ
ﻧـ
ـﻨـ
ـﻦ
ـﻮ
ﺑـ
ـﺒـ
ـﺐ
 
jim
j
nun
n
waw
w
beh
b
 
 
The Arabic word for south consists of: The letter jim that is written ﺝ ( here ﺟـ ) and pronounced j 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 nun that is written ﻥ ( here ـﻨـ ) and pronounced n and is a part of the root of the word. The short vowel u that is written as the sign ُ above the letter. The letter waw that is written ﻭ ( here ـﻮ ) and pronounced w. The letter beh that is written ﺏ and pronounced b and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﺟَﻨُﻮﺏ and pronounced januub.
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 south

fa3uul becomes januub

We have seen that the Arabic word for south is written ﺟَﻨُﻮﺏ and pronounced januub. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa3uul where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa3uul and the root letters are j, n and b, the word becomes januub.
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 south