Arabic for writer

kaatib
ﻛَﺎﺗِﺐ
writer – masculine singular

The Arabic word for writer is pronounced kaatib and written ﻛَﺎﺗِﺐ.

The Arabic word word for writer can also be conjugated:

kaatiba
ﻛَﺎﺗِﺒَﺔ
writer – feminine singular
kaatibaat
ﻛَﺎﺗِﺒَﺎﺕ
writer – feminine plural
kuttaab
ﻛُﺘَّﺎﺏ
writer – masculine plural
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: active participle

Using the word writer

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Important letters:
The root of the word writer consists of three Arabic letters: kaf that is written and pronounced k, ta that is written and pronounced t and beh that is written and pronounced b. Words with the same root letters are often related.

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All letters in writer

ﻛَﺎﺗِﺐ
ﻛـ
ـﺎ
ﺗـ
ـﺐ
 
ﻛـ
ـﺎ
ﺗـ
ـﺐ
 
ﻛـ
ـﻜـ
ـﻚ
ـﺎ
ﺗـ
ـﺘـ
ـﺖ
ﺑـ
ـﺒـ
ـﺐ
 
kaf
k
alef
ta
t
beh
b
 
 
The Arabic word for writer consists of: The letter kaf that is written ﻙ ( here ﻛـ ) 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 alef that is written ﺍ ( here ـﺎ ) and pronounced . The letter ta that is written ﺕ ( here ﺗـ ) and pronounced t 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 beh that is written ﺏ ( here ـﺐ ) and pronounced b and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﻛَﺎﺗِﺐ and pronounced kaatib.
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 writer

faa3il becomes kaatib

We have seen that the Arabic word for writer is written ﻛَﺎﺗِﺐ and pronounced kaatib. It follows the pattern active participle form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure faa3il where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is faa3il and the root letters are k, t and b, the word becomes kaatib.
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 writer