Arabic for photography

taSwiir
ﺗَﺼﻮِﻳﺮ
photography – masculine singular

The Arabic word for photography is pronounced taSwiir and written ﺗَﺼﻮِﻳﺮ.

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Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word photography

Important letters:
The root of the word photography consists of three Arabic letters: Sad that is written and pronounced S, waw that is written and pronounced w and ra that is written and pronounced r. Words with the same root letters are often related.

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All letters in photography

ﺗَﺼﻮِﻳﺮ
ﺗـ
ـﺼـ
ـﻮ
ﻳـ
ـﺮ
 
ﺗـ
ـﺼـ
ـﻮ
ﻳـ
ـﺮ
 
ﺗـ
ـﺘـ
ـﺖ
ﺻـ
ـﺼـ
ـﺺ
ـﻮ
ﻳـ
ـﻴـ
ـﻲ
ـﺮ
 
ta
t
Sad
S
waw
w
ya
y
ra
r
 
 
The Arabic word for photography consists of: The letter ta that is written ﺕ ( here ﺗـ ) and pronounced t. The short vowel a that is written as the sign َ above the letter. The letter Sad that is written ﺹ ( here ـﺼـ ) 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 i that is written as the sign ِ under the letter. The letter ya that is written ﻱ ( here ﻳـ ) and pronounced y. 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 ﺗَﺼﻮِﻳﺮ and pronounced taSwiir.
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 photography

taf3iil becomes taSwiir

We have seen that the Arabic word for photography is written ﺗَﺼﻮِﻳﺮ and pronounced taSwiir. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 2. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure taf3iil where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is taf3iil and the root letters are S, w and r, the word becomes taSwiir.
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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