Arabic for smiling

baasim
ﺑَﺎﺳِﻢ
smiling – masculine singular

The Arabic word ﺑَﺎﺳِﻢ means smiling. It is pronounced baasim.

Part of speech: adjective. Pattern: active participle

Using the word smiling

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Important letters:
The root of the word smiling consists of three Arabic letters: beh that is written and pronounced b, sin that is written and pronounced s and mim that is written and pronounced m. Words with the same root letters are often related.

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All letters in smiling

ﺑَﺎﺳِﻢ
ﺑـ
ـﺎ
ﺳـ
ـﻢ
 
ﺑـ
ـﺎ
ﺳـ
ـﻢ
 
ﺑـ
ـﺒـ
ـﺐ
ـﺎ
ﺳـ
ـﺴـ
ـﺲ
ﻣـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻢ
 
beh
b
alef
sin
s
mim
m
 
 
The Arabic word for smiling consists of: The letter beh that is written ﺏ ( here ﺑـ ) and pronounced b 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 sin that is written ﺱ ( here ﺳـ ) and pronounced s 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 mim that is written ﻡ ( here ـﻢ ) and pronounced m and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﺑَﺎﺳِﻢ and pronounced baasim.
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 smiling

faa3il becomes baasim

We have seen that the Arabic word for smiling is written ﺑَﺎﺳِﻢ and pronounced baasim. 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 b, s and m, the word becomes baasim.
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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