Arabic for town

madiina
ﻣَﺪِﻳﻨَﺔ
town – femininum singular

The Arabic word for town is pronounced madiina and written ﻣَﺪِﻳﻨَﺔ.

The Arabic word word for town can also be conjugated:

mudun
ﻣُﺪُﻥ
town – femininum plural
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word town

Important letters:
The root of the word town consists of the three Arabic letters mim that is written ﻡ and pronounced m, dal that is written ﺩ and pronounced d och nun that is written ﻥ and pronounced n. Words with the same root letters are often related.

Word related to town

All letters in town

ﻣَﺪِﻳﻨَﺔ
ﻣـ
ـﺪ
ﻳـ
ـﻨـ
ـﺔ
 
ﻣـ
ـﺪ
ﻳـ
ـﻨـ
ـﺔ
 
ﻣـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻢ
ـﺪ
ﻳـ
ـﻴـ
ـﻲ
ﻧـ
ـﻨـ
ـﻦ
ـﺔ
 
mim
m
dal
d
ya
y
nun
n
ta marbuta
 
 
The Arabic word for town consists of: The letter mim that is written ﻡ ( here ﻣـ ) and pronounced m 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 dal that is written ﺩ ( here ـﺪ ) and pronounced d 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 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 ta marbuta that is written ﺓ ( here ـﺔ ) and pronounced . Therefore, the word is writen ﻣَﺪِﻳﻨَﺔ and pronounced madiina.
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 town

fa3iila becomes madiina

We have seen that the Arabic word for town is written ﻣَﺪِﻳﻨَﺔ and pronounced madiina. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa3iila where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa3iila and the root letters are m, d and n, the word becomes madiina.
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