Arabic for river

nahr
ﻧَﻬﺮ
river – masculine singular

ﻧَﻬﺮ is an Arabic word. The meaning is river. You pronounce it nahr.

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The Arabic word word for river can also be conjugated:

'anhaar
ﺃَﻧﻬَﺎﺭ
river – masculine plural
Category: geography
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word river

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Important letters:
The root of the word river consists of three Arabic letters: nun that is written and pronounced n, ha that is written and pronounced h and ra that is written and pronounced r. Words with the same root letters are often related.

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The word river letter by letter

ﻧَﻬﺮ
ﻧـ
ـﻬـ
ـﺮ
 
ﻧـ
ـﻬـ
ـﺮ
 
ﻧـ
ـﻨـ
ـﻦ
ﻫـ
ـﻬـ
ـﻪ
ـﺮ
 
nun
n
ha
h
ra
r
 
 
The Arabic word for river consists of: The letter nun that is written ﻥ ( here ﻧـ ) 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. The letter ha that is written ﻩ ( here ـﻬـ ) 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. Therefore, the word is writen ﻧَﻬﺮ and pronounced nahr.
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 river

fa3l becomes nahr

We have seen that the Arabic word for river is written ﻧَﻬﺮ and pronounced nahr. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa3l where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa3l and the root letters are n, h and r, the word becomes nahr.
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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