Arabic for listening

istismaa3
ﺍِﺳﺘِﺴﻤَﺎﻉ
listening – masculine singular

The Arabic word for listening is pronounced istismaa3 and written ﺍِﺳﺘِﺴﻤَﺎﻉ.

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Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun
Important letters:
The root of the word listening consists of three Arabic letters: sin that is written and pronounced s, mim that is written and pronounced m and ayn that is written and pronounced 3. Words with the same root letters are often related.

Words related to listening

All letters in listening

ﺍِﺳﺘِﺴﻤَﺎﻉ
ﺳـ
ـﺘـ
ـﺴـ
ـﻤـ
ـﺎ
 
ﺳـ
ـﺘـ
ـﺴـ
ـﻤـ
ـﺎ
 
ـﺎ
ﺳـ
ـﺴـ
ـﺲ
ﺗـ
ـﺘـ
ـﺖ
ﺳـ
ـﺴـ
ـﺲ
ﻣـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻢ
ـﺎ
ﻋـ
ـﻌـ
ـﻊ
 
alef
sin
s
ta
t
sin
s
mim
m
alef
ayn
3
 
 
The Arabic word for listening consists of: The letter alef that is written ﺍ and pronounced . The short vowel i that is written as the sign ِ under the letter. The letter sin that is written ﺱ ( here ﺳـ ) and pronounced s. The letter ta that is written ﺕ ( here ـﺘـ ) and pronounced t. The short vowel i that is written as the sign ِ under the letter. The letter sin that is written ﺱ ( here ـﺴـ ) and pronounced s and is a part of the root of the word. 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 a that is written as the sign َ above the letter. The letter alef that is written ﺍ ( here ـﺎ ) and pronounced . The letter ayn that is written ﻉ and pronounced 3 and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﺍِﺳﺘِﺴﻤَﺎﻉ and pronounced istismaa3.
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 listening

istif3aal becomes istismaa3

We have seen that the Arabic word for listening is written ﺍِﺳﺘِﺴﻤَﺎﻉ and pronounced istismaa3. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 10. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure istif3aal where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is istif3aal and the root letters are s, m and 3, the word becomes istismaa3.
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