Arabic for pen

qalam
ﻗَﻠَﻢ
pen – maskulinum singular

The Arabic word for pen is pronounced qalam and written ﻗَﻠَﻢ.

The Arabic word word for pen can also be conjugated:

'aqlaam
ﺃَﻗﻠَﺎﻡ
pen – maskulinum plural
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word pen

Important letters:
The root of the word pen consists of the three Arabic letters qaf that is written ﻕ and pronounced q, lam that is written ﻝ and pronounced l och mim that is written ﻡ and pronounced m. Words with the same root letters are often related.

All letters in pen

ﻗَﻠَﻢ
ﻗـ
ـﻠـ
ـﻢ
 
ﻗـ
ـﻠـ
ـﻢ
 
ﻗـ
ـﻘـ
ـﻖ
ﻟـ
ـﻠـ
ـﻞ
ﻣـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻢ
 
qaf
q
lam
l
mim
m
 
 
The Arabic word for pen consists of: The letter qaf that is written ﻕ ( here ﻗـ ) and pronounced q 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 short vowel a that is written as the sign َ above the letter. The letter mim that is written ﻡ ( here ـﻢ ) and pronounced m and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﻗَﻠَﻢ and pronounced qalam.
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 pen

fa3al becomes qalam

We have seen that the Arabic word for pen is written ﻗَﻠَﻢ and pronounced qalam. 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 q, l and m, the word becomes qalam.
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 pen