Arabic for competitor, opponent

mutanaafis
ﻣُﺘَﻨَﺎﻓِﺲ
competitor, opponent – masculine singular

ﻣُﺘَﻨَﺎﻓِﺲ is an Arabic word. The meaning is competitor, opponent. You pronounce it mutanaafis.

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Part of speech: noun. Pattern: active participle

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Important letters:
The root of the word competitor, opponent consists of three Arabic letters: nun that is written and pronounced n, fa that is written and pronounced f and sin that is written and pronounced s. Words with the same root letters are often related.

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The letters of competitor, opponent

ﻣُﺘَﻨَﺎﻓِﺲ
ﻣـ
ـﺘـ
ـﻨـ
ـﺎ
ﻓـ
ـﺲ
 
ﻣـ
ـﺘـ
ـﻨـ
ـﺎ
ﻓـ
ـﺲ
 
ﻣـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻢ
ﺗـ
ـﺘـ
ـﺖ
ﻧـ
ـﻨـ
ـﻦ
ـﺎ
ﻓـ
ـﻔـ
ـﻒ
ﺳـ
ـﺴـ
ـﺲ
 
mim
m
ta
t
nun
n
alef
fa
f
sin
s
 
 
The Arabic word for competitor, opponent consists of: The letter mim that is written ﻡ ( here ﻣـ ) and pronounced m. The short vowel u that is written as the sign ُ above the letter. The letter ta that is written ﺕ ( here ـﺘـ ) and pronounced t. The short vowel a that is written as the sign َ above the letter. The letter nun that is written ﻥ ( here ـﻨـ ) 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 alef that is written ﺍ ( here ـﺎ ) and pronounced . The letter fa that is written ﻑ ( here ﻓـ ) and pronounced f 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 sin that is written ﺱ ( here ـﺲ ) and pronounced s and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﻣُﺘَﻨَﺎﻓِﺲ and pronounced mutanaafis.
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 competitor, opponent

mutafaa3il becomes mutanaafis

We have seen that the Arabic word for competitor, opponent is written ﻣُﺘَﻨَﺎﻓِﺲ and pronounced mutanaafis. It follows the pattern active participle form 6. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure mutafaa3il where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is mutafaa3il and the root letters are n, f and s, the word becomes mutanaafis.
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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