Arabic for shoulder

katif
ﻛَﺘِﻒ
shoulder – masculine singular

The Arabic word for shoulder is pronounced katif and written ﻛَﺘِﻒ.

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The Arabic word word for shoulder can also be conjugated:

'aktaaf
ﺃَﻛﺘَﺎﻑ
shoulder – masculine plural
Category: anatomy
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word shoulder

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Important letters:
The root of the word shoulder consists of three Arabic letters: kaf that is written and pronounced k, ta that is written and pronounced t and fa that is written and pronounced f. Words with the same root letters are often related.

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The letters of shoulder

ﻛَﺘِﻒ
ﻛـ
ـﺘـ
ـﻒ
 
ﻛـ
ـﺘـ
ـﻒ
 
ﻛـ
ـﻜـ
ـﻚ
ﺗـ
ـﺘـ
ـﺖ
ﻓـ
ـﻔـ
ـﻒ
 
kaf
k
ta
t
fa
f
 
 
The Arabic word for shoulder 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 ta that is written ﺕ ( here ـﺘـ ) and pronounced t 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 fa that is written ﻑ ( here ـﻒ ) and pronounced f and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﻛَﺘِﻒ and pronounced katif.
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 shoulder

fa3il becomes katif

We have seen that the Arabic word for shoulder is written ﻛَﺘِﻒ and pronounced katif. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa3il where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa3il and the root letters are k, t and f, the word becomes katif.
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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