Arabic for live

sakana
ﺳَﻜَﻦَ
live – past tense he
yaskunu
ﻳَﺴﻜُﻦُ
live – present tense he

The Arabic verb for live is written ﺳَﻜَﻦَ and pronunced sakana in its basic form (past tense masculinum singular). In present tense, the verb is written ﻳَﺴﻜُﻦُ och and pronounced yaskunu. See more conjugations

Part of speech: verb. Pattern: verb

Using the word live

Important letters:
The root of the word live consists of the three Arabic letters sin that is written ﺱ and pronounced s, kaf that is written ﻙ and pronounced k och nun that is written ﻥ and pronounced n. Words with the same root letters are often related.

Words related to live

All letters in live

ﺳَﻜَﻦَ
ﺳـ
ـﻜـ
ـﻦ
 
ﺳـ
ـﻜـ
ـﻦ
 
ﺳـ
ـﺴـ
ـﺲ
ﻛـ
ـﻜـ
ـﻚ
ﻧـ
ـﻨـ
ـﻦ
 
sin
s
kaf
k
nun
n
 
 
The Arabic word for live consists of: The letter sin that is written ﺱ ( here ﺳـ ) 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 kaf that is written ﻙ ( here ـﻜـ ) and pronounced k 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 nun that is written ﻥ ( here ـﻦ ) and pronounced n 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 ﺳَﻜَﻦَ and pronounced sakana.
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 live

fa3ala becomes sakana

We have seen that the Arabic word for live is written ﺳَﻜَﻦَ and pronounced sakana. It follows the pattern verb form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa3ala where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa3ala and the root letters are s, k and n, the word becomes sakana.
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 live

Conjugations of live

past tense
present tense
he
sakana
ﺳَﻜَﻦَ
he - past tense
yaskunu
ﻳَﺴﻜُﻦُ
he - present tense
she
sakanat
ﺳَﻜَﻨَﺖ
she - past tense
taskunu
ﺗَﺴﻜُﻦُ
she - present tense
I
sakantu
ﺳَﻜَﻨﺖُ
I - past tense
'askunu
ﺃَﺳﻜُﻦُ
I - present tense