Arabic for ant

namla
ﻧَﻤﻠَﺔ
ant – feminine singular

The Arabic word for ant is pronounced namla and written ﻧَﻤﻠَﺔ.

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The Arabic word word for ant can also be conjugated:

nimaal
ﻧِﻤَﺎﻝ
ant – feminine plural
Category: animals
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word ant

Important letters:
The root of the word ant consists of three Arabic letters: nun that is written and pronounced n, mim that is written and pronounced m and lam that is written and pronounced l. Words with the same root letters are often related.

Words related to ant

All letters in ant

ﻧَﻤﻠَﺔ
ﻧـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻠـ
ـﺔ
 
ﻧـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻠـ
ـﺔ
 
ﻧـ
ـﻨـ
ـﻦ
ﻣـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻢ
ﻟـ
ـﻠـ
ـﻞ
ـﺔ
 
nun
n
mim
m
lam
l
ta marbuta
 
 
The Arabic word for ant 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 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 ta marbuta that is written ﺓ ( here ـﺔ ) and pronounced . Therefore, the word is writen ﻧَﻤﻠَﺔ and pronounced namla.
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 ant

fa3la becomes namla

We have seen that the Arabic word for ant is written ﻧَﻤﻠَﺔ and pronounced namla. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa3la where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa3la and the root letters are n, m and l, the word becomes namla.
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 ant