Arabic for shorten

qaSSara
ﻗَﺼَّﺮَ
shorten – past tense he
yuqaSSiru
ﻳُﻘَﺼِّﺮُ
shorten – present tense he

The Arabic verb for shorten is written ﻗَﺼَّﺮَ and pronunced qaSSara in its basic form (past tense masculinum singular). In present tense, the verb is written ﻳُﻘَﺼِّﺮُ and pronounced yuqaSSiru. See more conjugations

Part of speech: verb. Pattern: verb

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Important letters:
The root of the word shorten consists of three Arabic letters: qaf that is written and pronounced q, Sad that is written and pronounced S and ra that is written and pronounced r. Words with the same root letters are often related.

Words related to shorten

All letters in shorten

ﻗَﺼَّﺮَ
ﻗـ
ـﺼـ
ـﺮ
 
ﻗـ
ـﺼـ
ـﺮ
 
ﻗـ
ـﻘـ
ـﻖ
ﺻـ
ـﺼـ
ـﺺ
ـﺮ
 
qaf
q
Sad
S
ra
r
 
 
The Arabic word for shorten consists of: The letter qaf that is written ﻕ ( here ﻗـ ) and pronounced q 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 Sad that is written ﺹ ( here ـﺼـ ) and pronounced S 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 ra that is written ﺭ ( here ـﺮ ) and pronounced r and is a part of the root of the word. The short vowel a that is written as the sign َ above the letter. Therefore, the word is writen ﻗَﺼَّﺮَ and pronounced qaSSara.
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 shorten

fa33ala becomes qaSSara

We have seen that the Arabic word for shorten is written ﻗَﺼَّﺮَ and pronounced qaSSara. It follows the pattern verb form 2. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa33ala where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa33ala and the root letters are q, S and r, the word becomes qaSSara.
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 shorten

Conjugations of shorten

past tense
present tense
he
qaSSara
ﻗَﺼَّﺮَ
he - past tense
yuqaSSiru
ﻳُﻘَﺼِّﺮُ
he - present tense
she
qaSSarat
ﻗَﺼَّﺮَﺕ
she - past tense
tuqaSSiru
ﺗُﻘَﺼِّﺮُ
she - present tense
I
qaSSartu
ﻗَﺼَّﺮﺕُ
I - past tense
'uqaSSiru
ﺃُﻗَﺼِّﺮُ
I - present tense