Arabic for tiger

namir
ﻧَﻤِﺮ
tiger – maskulinum singular

The Arabic word for tiger is pronounced namir and written ﻧَﻤِﺮ.

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The Arabic word word for tiger can also be conjugated:

numuur
ﻧُﻤُﻮﺭ
tiger – maskulinum plural
Category: animals
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word tiger

Important letters:
The root of the word tiger consists of the three Arabic letters nun that is written ﻥ and pronounced n, mim that is written ﻡ and pronounced m och ra that is written ﺭ and pronounced r. Words with the same root letters are often related.

All letters in tiger

ﻧَﻤِﺮ
ﻧـ
ـﻤـ
ـﺮ
 
ﻧـ
ـﻤـ
ـﺮ
 
ﻧـ
ـﻨـ
ـﻦ
ﻣـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻢ
ـﺮ
 
nun
n
mim
m
ra
r
 
 
The Arabic word for tiger consists of: The letter nun that is written ﻥ ( here ﻧـ ) and pronounced n 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 ـﻤـ ) and pronounced m and is a part of the root of the word. The short vowel i that is written as the sign ِ under the letter. The letter ra that is written ﺭ ( here ـﺮ ) and pronounced r and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﻧَﻤِﺮ and pronounced namir.
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 tiger

fa3il becomes namir

We have seen that the Arabic word for tiger is written ﻧَﻤِﺮ and pronounced namir. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa3il where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa3il and the root letters are n, m and r, the word becomes namir.
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 tiger