Arabic for desert

SaHraa'
ﺻَﺤﺮَﺍﺀ
desert – femininum singular

The Arabic word for desert is pronounced SaHraa' and written ﺻَﺤﺮَﺍﺀ.

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Category: geography
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: colour

Using the word desert

Important letters:
The root of the word desert consists of the three Arabic letters Sad that is written ﺹ and pronounced S, Ha that is written ﺡ and pronounced H och ra that is written ﺭ and pronounced r. Words with the same root letters are often related.

All letters in desert

ﺻَﺤﺮَﺍﺀ
ﺻـ
ـﺤـ
ـﺮ
 
ﺻـ
ـﺤـ
ـﺮ
 
ﺻـ
ـﺼـ
ـﺺ
ﺣـ
ـﺤـ
ـﺢ
ـﺮ
ـﺎ
 
Sad
S
Ha
H
ra
r
alef
hamza
'
 
 
The Arabic word for desert consists of: The letter Sad that is written ﺹ ( here ﺻـ ) and pronounced S 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 Ha that is written ﺡ ( here ـﺤـ ) and pronounced H and is a part of the root of the word. The letter ra that is written ﺭ ( here ـﺮ ) and pronounced r 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 and pronounced . The letter hamza that is written ﺀ and pronounced '. Therefore, the word is writen ﺻَﺤﺮَﺍﺀ and pronounced SaHraa'.
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 desert

fa3laa' becomes SaHraa'

We have seen that the Arabic word for desert is written ﺻَﺤﺮَﺍﺀ and pronounced SaHraa'. It follows the pattern colour. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa3laa' where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa3laa' and the root letters are S, H and r, the word becomes SaHraa'.
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 desert