Arabic for listen

istama3a
ﺍِﺳﺘَﻤَﻊَ
listen – past tense he
yastami3u
ﻳَﺴﺘَﻤِﻊُ
listen – present tense he

The Arabic verb for listen is written ﺍِﺳﺘَﻤَﻊَ and pronunced istama3a in its basic form (past tense masculinum singular). In present tense, the verb is written ﻳَﺴﺘَﻤِﻊُ och and pronounced yastami3u. See more conjugations

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Part of speech: verb. Pattern: verb

Using the word listen

Important letters:
The root of the word listen consists of the three Arabic letters sin that is written ﺱ and pronounced s, mim that is written ﻡ and pronounced m och ayn that is written ﻉ and pronounced 3. Words with the same root letters are often related.

Words related to listen

All letters in listen

ﺍِﺳﺘَﻤَﻊَ
ﺳـ
ـﺘـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻊ
 
ﺳـ
ـﺘـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻊ
 
ـﺎ
ﺳـ
ـﺴـ
ـﺲ
ﺗـ
ـﺘـ
ـﺖ
ﻣـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻢ
ﻋـ
ـﻌـ
ـﻊ
 
alef
sin
s
ta
t
mim
m
ayn
3
 
 
The Arabic word for listen consists of: The letter alef that is written ﺍ and pronounced . The short vowel i that is written as the sign ِ under the letter. The letter sin that is written ﺱ ( here ﺳـ ) and pronounced s and is a part of the root of the word. 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 mim that is written ﻡ ( here ـﻤـ ) 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 ayn that is written ﻉ ( here ـﻊ ) and pronounced 3 and is a part of the root of the word. The short vowel a that is written as the sign َ above the letter. Therefore, the word is writen ﺍِﺳﺘَﻤَﻊَ and pronounced istama3a.
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 listen

ifta3ala becomes istama3a

We have seen that the Arabic word for listen is written ﺍِﺳﺘَﻤَﻊَ and pronounced istama3a. It follows the pattern verb form 8. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure ifta3ala where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is ifta3ala and the root letters are s, m and 3, the word becomes istama3a.
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 listen

Conjugations of listen

past tense
present tense
he
istama3a
ﺍِﺳﺘَﻤَﻊَ
he - past tense
yastami3u
ﻳَﺴﺘَﻤِﻊُ
he - present tense
she
istama3at
ﺍِﺳﺘَﻤَﻌَﺖ
she - past tense
tastami3u
ﺗَﺴﺘَﻤِﻊُ
she - present tense
I
istama3tu
ﺍِﺳﺘَﻤَﻌﺖُ
I - past tense
'astami3u
ﺃَﺳﺘَﻤِﻊُ
I - present tense