Arabic for literature

'adab
ﺃَﺩَﺏ
literature – masculine singular

The Arabic word for literature is pronounced 'adab and written ﺃَﺩَﺏ.

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Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun
Important letters:
The root of the word literature consists of three Arabic letters: alif hamza that is written and pronounced ', dal that is written and pronounced d and beh that is written and pronounced b. Words with the same root letters are often related.

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All letters in literature

ﺃَﺩَﺏ
 
 
ـﺄ
ـﺪ
ﺑـ
ـﺒـ
ـﺐ
 
alif hamza
'
dal
d
beh
b
 
 
The Arabic word for literature consists of: The letter alif hamza that is written ﺃ and pronounced ' 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 and pronounced d 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 beh that is written ﺏ and pronounced b and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﺃَﺩَﺏ and pronounced 'adab.
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 literature

fa3al becomes 'adab

We have seen that the Arabic word for literature is written ﺃَﺩَﺏ and pronounced 'adab. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa3al where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa3al and the root letters are ', d and b, the word becomes 'adab.
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

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