Arabic for island

jaziira
ﺟَﺰِﻳﺮَﺓ
island – femininum singular

The Arabic word for island is pronounced jaziira and written ﺟَﺰِﻳﺮَﺓ.

The Arabic word word for island can also be conjugated:

juzur
ﺟُﺰُﺭ
island – femininum plural
Category: geography
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word island

Important letters:
The root of the word island consists of the three Arabic letters jim that is written ﺝ and pronounced j, zayn that is written ﺯ and pronounced z och ra that is written ﺭ and pronounced r. Words with the same root letters are often related.

Words related to island

All letters in island

ﺟَﺰِﻳﺮَﺓ
ﺟـ
ـﺰ
ﻳـ
ـﺮ
 
ﺟـ
ـﺰ
ﻳـ
ـﺮ
 
ﺟـ
ـﺠـ
ـﺞ
ـﺰ
ﻳـ
ـﻴـ
ـﻲ
ـﺮ
ـﺔ
 
jim
j
zayn
z
ya
y
ra
r
ta marbuta
 
 
The Arabic word for island consists of: The letter jim that is written ﺝ ( here ﺟـ ) and pronounced j 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 zayn that is written ﺯ ( here ـﺰ ) and pronounced z 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 ra that is written ﺭ ( here ـﺮ ) and pronounced r 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 and pronounced . Therefore, the word is writen ﺟَﺰِﻳﺮَﺓ and pronounced jaziira.
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 island

fa3iila becomes jaziira

We have seen that the Arabic word for island is written ﺟَﺰِﻳﺮَﺓ and pronounced jaziira. 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 j, z and r, the word becomes jaziira.
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