Arabic for shoulder
shoulder – masculine singular
ﻛَﺘِﻒ is an Arabic word. The meaning is shoulder. You pronounce it katif.About the audio files
The Arabic word word for shoulder can also be conjugated:
shoulder – masculine plural
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The root of the word shoulder consists of three Arabic letters:
that is written ﻙ
and pronounced k
that is written ﺕ
and pronounced t
that is written ﻑ
and pronounced f
Words with the same root letters
are often related.
The word shoulder letter by letter
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.
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
Words with the same pattern as shoulder