Arabic for black

'aswad
ﺃَﺳﻮَﺩ
black – maskulinum singular

The Arabic word for black is pronounced 'aswad and written ﺃَﺳﻮَﺩ.

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The Arabic word word for black can also be conjugated:

sawdaa'
ﺳَﻮﺩَﺍﺀ
black – femininum singular
sawdaawaat
ﺳَﻮﺩَﺍﻭَﺍﺕ
black – femininum plural
suud
ﺳُﻮﺩ
black – maskulinum plural
Category: colours
Part of speech: adjective. Pattern: colour

Using the word black

Important letters:
The root of the word black consists of the three Arabic letters sin that is written ﺱ and pronounced s, waw that is written ﻭ and pronounced w och dal that is written ﺩ and pronounced d. Words with the same root letters are often related.

Words related to black

All letters in black

ﺃَﺳﻮَﺩ
ﺳـ
ـﻮ
 
ﺳـ
ـﻮ
 
ـﺄ
ﺳـ
ـﺴـ
ـﺲ
ـﻮ
ـﺪ
 
alif hamza
'
sin
s
waw
w
dal
d
 
 
The Arabic word for black consists of: The letter alif hamza that is written ﺃ and pronounced '. The short vowel a that is written as the sign َ above the letter. The letter sin that is written ﺱ ( here ﺳـ ) and pronounced s and is a part of the root of the word. The letter waw that is written ﻭ ( here ـﻮ ) and pronounced w 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 dal that is written ﺩ and pronounced d and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﺃَﺳﻮَﺩ and pronounced 'aswad.
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 black

'af3al becomes 'aswad

We have seen that the Arabic word for black is written ﺃَﺳﻮَﺩ and pronounced 'aswad. It follows the pattern colour. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure 'af3al where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is 'af3al and the root letters are s, w and d, the word becomes 'aswad.
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 black