Arabic for talk

takallama
ﺗَﻜَﻠَّﻢَ
talk – past tense he
yatakallamu
ﻳَﺘَﻜَﻠَّﻢُ
talk – present tense he

The Arabic verb for talk is written ﺗَﻜَﻠَّﻢَ and pronunced takallama in its basic form (past tense masculinum singular). In present tense, the verb is written ﻳَﺘَﻜَﻠَّﻢُ och and pronounced yatakallamu. See more conjugations

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Part of speech: verb. Pattern: verb

Using the word talk

Important letters:
The root of the word talk consists of the three Arabic letters kaf that is written ﻙ and pronounced k, lam that is written ﻝ and pronounced l och mim that is written ﻡ and pronounced m. Words with the same root letters are often related.

Words related to talk

All letters in talk

ﺗَﻜَﻠَّﻢَ
ﺗـ
ـﻜـ
ـﻠـ
ـﻢ
 
ﺗـ
ـﻜـ
ـﻠـ
ـﻢ
 
ﺗـ
ـﺘـ
ـﺖ
ﻛـ
ـﻜـ
ـﻚ
ﻟـ
ـﻠـ
ـﻞ
ﻣـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻢ
 
ta
t
kaf
k
lam
l
mim
m
 
 
The Arabic word for talk consists of: The letter ta that is written ﺕ ( here ﺗـ ) and pronounced t. The short vowel a that is written as the sign َ above the letter. The letter kaf that is written ﻙ ( here ـﻜـ ) 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 lam that is written ﻝ ( here ـﻠـ ) and pronounced l 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 mim that is written ﻡ ( here ـﻢ ) and pronounced m 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 ﺗَﻜَﻠَّﻢَ and pronounced takallama.
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 talk

tafa33ala becomes takallama

We have seen that the Arabic word for talk is written ﺗَﻜَﻠَّﻢَ and pronounced takallama. It follows the pattern verb form 5. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure tafa33ala where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is tafa33ala and the root letters are k, l and m, the word becomes takallama.
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 talk

Conjugations of talk

past tense
present tense
he
takallama
ﺗَﻜَﻠَّﻢَ
he - past tense
yatakallamu
ﻳَﺘَﻜَﻠَّﻢُ
he - present tense
she
takallamat
ﺗَﻜَﻠَّﻤَﺖ
she - past tense
tatakallamu
ﺗَﺘَﻜَﻠَّﻢُ
she - present tense
I
takallamtu
ﺗَﻜَﻠَّﻤﺖُ
I - past tense
'atakallamu
ﺃَﺗَﻜَﻠَّﻢُ
I - present tense