Arabic for dog

kalb
ﻛَﻠﺐ
dog – maskulinum singular

The Arabic word for dog is pronounced kalb and written ﻛَﻠﺐ.

The Arabic word word for dog can also be conjugated:

kilaab
ﻛِﻠَﺎﺏ
dog – maskulinum plural
Category: animals
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word dog

Important letters:
The root of the word dog consists of the three Arabic letters kaf that is written ﻙ and pronounced k, lam that is written ﻝ and pronounced l och beh that is written ﺏ and pronounced b. Words with the same root letters are often related.

All letters in dog

ﻛَﻠﺐ
ﻛـ
ـﻠـ
ـﺐ
 
ﻛـ
ـﻠـ
ـﺐ
 
ﻛـ
ـﻜـ
ـﻚ
ﻟـ
ـﻠـ
ـﻞ
ﺑـ
ـﺒـ
ـﺐ
 
kaf
k
lam
l
beh
b
 
 
The Arabic word for dog 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 a that is written as the sign َ above the letter. The letter lam that is written ﻝ ( here ـﻠـ ) and pronounced l and is a part of the root of the word. The letter beh that is written ﺏ ( here ـﺐ ) and pronounced b and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﻛَﻠﺐ and pronounced kalb.
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 dog

fa3l becomes kalb

We have seen that the Arabic word for dog is written ﻛَﻠﺐ and pronounced kalb. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa3l where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa3l and the root letters are k, l and b, the word becomes kalb.
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 dog