Arabic for pain

'alam
ﺃَﻟَﻢ
pain – masculine singular

The Arabic word for pain is pronounced 'alam and written ﺃَﻟَﻢ.

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The Arabic word word for pain can also be conjugated:

'alaam
ﺃَﻟَﺎﻡ
pain – masculine plural
Category: medicine
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word pain

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

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All letters in pain

ﺃَﻟَﻢ
ﻟـ
ـﻢ
 
ﻟـ
ـﻢ
 
ـﺄ
ﻟـ
ـﻠـ
ـﻞ
ﻣـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻢ
 
alif hamza
'
lam
l
mim
m
 
 
The Arabic word for pain consists of: The letter alif hamza that is written ﺃ and pronounced ' 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 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 mim that is written ﻡ ( here ـﻢ ) and pronounced m and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﺃَﻟَﻢ and pronounced 'alam.
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 pain

fa3al becomes 'alam

We have seen that the Arabic word for pain is written ﺃَﻟَﻢ and pronounced 'alam. 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 ', l and m, the word becomes 'alam.
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

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