Arabic for mountain

jabal
ﺟَﺒَﻞ
mountain – maskulinum singular

The Arabic word for mountain is pronounced jabal and written ﺟَﺒَﻞ.

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The Arabic word word for mountain can also be conjugated:

jibaal
ﺟِﺒَﺎﻝ
mountain – maskulinum plural
Category: geography
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word mountain

Important letters:
The root of the word mountain consists of the three Arabic letters jim that is written ﺝ and pronounced j, beh that is written ﺏ and pronounced b och lam that is written ﻝ and pronounced l. Words with the same root letters are often related.

All letters in mountain

ﺟَﺒَﻞ
ﺟـ
ـﺒـ
ـﻞ
 
ﺟـ
ـﺒـ
ـﻞ
 
ﺟـ
ـﺠـ
ـﺞ
ﺑـ
ـﺒـ
ـﺐ
ﻟـ
ـﻠـ
ـﻞ
 
jim
j
beh
b
lam
l
 
 
The Arabic word for mountain 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 beh that is written ﺏ ( here ـﺒـ ) and pronounced b 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 ـﻞ ) and pronounced l and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﺟَﺒَﻞ and pronounced jabal.
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 mountain

fa3al becomes jabal

We have seen that the Arabic word for mountain is written ﺟَﺒَﻞ and pronounced jabal. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa3al where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa3al and the root letters are j, b and l, the word becomes jabal.
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 mountain