Arabic for ship

safiina
ﺳَﻔِﻴﻨَﺔ
ship – feminine singular

ﺳَﻔِﻴﻨَﺔ is an Arabic word. The meaning is ship. You pronounce it safiina.

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The Arabic word word for ship can also be conjugated:

sufun
ﺳُﻔُﻦ
ship – feminine plural
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word ship

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Important letters:
The root of the word ship consists of three Arabic letters: sin that is written and pronounced s, fa that is written and pronounced f and nun that is written and pronounced n. Words with the same root letters are often related.

The word ship letter by letter

ﺳَﻔِﻴﻨَﺔ
ﺳـ
ـﻔـ
ـﻴـ
ـﻨـ
ـﺔ
 
ﺳـ
ـﻔـ
ـﻴـ
ـﻨـ
ـﺔ
 
ﺳـ
ـﺴـ
ـﺲ
ﻓـ
ـﻔـ
ـﻒ
ﻳـ
ـﻴـ
ـﻲ
ﻧـ
ـﻨـ
ـﻦ
ـﺔ
 
sin
s
fa
f
ya
y
nun
n
ta marbuta
 
 
The Arabic word for ship consists of: 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 a that is written as the sign َ above the letter. The letter fa that is written ﻑ ( here ـﻔـ ) and pronounced f 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 ـﻴـ ) 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 ﺳَﻔِﻴﻨَﺔ and pronounced safiina.
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 ship

fa3iila becomes safiina

We have seen that the Arabic word for ship is written ﺳَﻔِﻴﻨَﺔ and pronounced safiina. 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 s, f and n, the word becomes safiina.
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 ship