Arabic for letter

risaala
ﺭِﺳَﺎﻟَﺔ
letter – feminine singular

The Arabic word ﺭِﺳَﺎﻟَﺔ means letter. It is pronounced risaala.

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The Arabic word word for letter can also be conjugated:

rasaa'il
ﺭَﺳَﺎﺋِﻞ
letter – feminine plural
Category: communication
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

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Important letters:
The root of the word letter consists of three Arabic letters: ra that is written and pronounced r, sin that is written and pronounced s and lam that is written and pronounced l. Words with the same root letters are often related.

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All letters in letter

ﺭِﺳَﺎﻟَﺔ
ﺳـ
ـﺎ
ﻟـ
ـﺔ
 
ﺳـ
ـﺎ
ﻟـ
ـﺔ
 
ـﺮ
ﺳـ
ـﺴـ
ـﺲ
ـﺎ
ﻟـ
ـﻠـ
ـﻞ
ـﺔ
 
ra
r
sin
s
alef
lam
l
ta marbuta
 
 
The Arabic word for letter consists of: The letter ra that is written ﺭ and pronounced r 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 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 alef that is written ﺍ ( here ـﺎ ) and pronounced . The letter lam that is written ﻝ ( here ﻟـ ) 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 ta marbuta that is written ﺓ ( here ـﺔ ) and pronounced . Therefore, the word is writen ﺭِﺳَﺎﻟَﺔ and pronounced risaala.
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 letter

fi3aala becomes risaala

We have seen that the Arabic word for letter is written ﺭِﺳَﺎﻟَﺔ and pronounced risaala. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fi3aala where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fi3aala and the root letters are r, s and l, the word becomes risaala.
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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