Arabic for play

la3iba
ﻟَﻌِﺐَ
play – past tense he
yal3abu
ﻳَﻠﻌَﺐُ
play – present tense he

The Arabic verb for play is written ﻟَﻌِﺐَ and pronunced la3iba in its basic form (past tense masculinum singular). In present tense, the verb is written ﻳَﻠﻌَﺐُ och and pronounced yal3abu. See more conjugations

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Part of speech: verb. Pattern: verb

Using the word play

Important letters:
The root of the word play consists of the three Arabic letters lam that is written ﻝ and pronounced l, ayn that is written ﻉ and pronounced 3 och beh that is written ﺏ and pronounced b. Words with the same root letters are often related.

Words related to play

All letters in play

ﻟَﻌِﺐَ
ﻟـ
ـﻌـ
ـﺐ
 
ﻟـ
ـﻌـ
ـﺐ
 
ﻟـ
ـﻠـ
ـﻞ
ﻋـ
ـﻌـ
ـﻊ
ﺑـ
ـﺒـ
ـﺐ
 
lam
l
ayn
3
beh
b
 
 
The Arabic word for play consists of: The letter lam that is written ﻝ ( here ﻟـ ) 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 ayn that is written ﻉ ( here ـﻌـ ) and pronounced 3 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 beh that is written ﺏ ( here ـﺐ ) 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. Therefore, the word is writen ﻟَﻌِﺐَ and pronounced la3iba.
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 play

fa3ila becomes la3iba

We have seen that the Arabic word for play is written ﻟَﻌِﺐَ and pronounced la3iba. It follows the pattern verb form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa3ila where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa3ila and the root letters are l, 3 and b, the word becomes la3iba.
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 play

Conjugations of play

past tense
present tense
he
la3iba
ﻟَﻌِﺐَ
he - past tense
yal3abu
ﻳَﻠﻌَﺐُ
he - present tense
she
la3ibat
ﻟَﻌِﺒَﺖ
she - past tense
tal3abu
ﺗَﻠﻌَﺐُ
she - present tense
I
la3ibtu
ﻟَﻌِﺒﺖُ
I - past tense
'al3abu
ﺃَﻟﻌَﺐُ
I - present tense