Arabic for book

kitaab
ﻛِﺘَﺎﺏ
book – maskulinum singular

The Arabic word for book is pronounced kitaab and written ﻛِﺘَﺎﺏ.

The Arabic word word for book can also be conjugated:

kutub
ﻛُﺘُﺐ
book – maskulinum plural
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word book

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

Words related to book

All letters in book

ﻛِﺘَﺎﺏ
ﻛـ
ـﺘـ
ـﺎ
 
ﻛـ
ـﺘـ
ـﺎ
 
ﻛـ
ـﻜـ
ـﻚ
ﺗـ
ـﺘـ
ـﺖ
ـﺎ
ﺑـ
ـﺒـ
ـﺐ
 
kaf
k
ta
t
alef
beh
b
 
 
The Arabic word for book 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 i that is written as the sign ِ under the letter. The letter ta that is written ﺕ ( here ـﺘـ ) and pronounced t 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 beh that is written ﺏ and pronounced b and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﻛِﺘَﺎﺏ and pronounced kitaab.
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 book

fi3aal becomes kitaab

We have seen that the Arabic word for book is written ﻛِﺘَﺎﺏ and pronounced kitaab. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 3. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fi3aal where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fi3aal and the root letters are k, t and b, the word becomes kitaab.
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 book