Arabic for smile

basama
ﺑَﺴَﻢَ
smile – past tense he
yabsimu
ﻳَﺒﺴِﻢُ
smile – present tense he

The Arabic verb for smile is written ﺑَﺴَﻢَ and pronunced basama in its basic form (past tense masculinum singular). In present tense, the verb is written ﻳَﺒﺴِﻢُ and pronounced yabsimu. See more conjugations

Part of speech: verb. Pattern: verb

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Important letters:
The root of the word smile consists of three Arabic letters: beh that is written and pronounced b, sin that is written and pronounced s and mim that is written and pronounced m. Words with the same root letters are often related.

Words related to smile

The letters of smile

ﺑَﺴَﻢَ
ﺑـ
ـﺴـ
ـﻢ
 
ﺑـ
ـﺴـ
ـﻢ
 
ﺑـ
ـﺒـ
ـﺐ
ﺳـ
ـﺴـ
ـﺲ
ﻣـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻢ
 
beh
b
sin
s
mim
m
 
 
The Arabic word for smile consists of: The letter beh that is written ﺏ ( here ﺑـ ) and pronounced b 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 sin that is written ﺱ ( here ـﺴـ ) 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 mim that is written ﻡ ( here ـﻢ ) and pronounced m and is a part of the root of the word. The short vowel a that is written as the sign َ above the letter. Therefore, the word is writen ﺑَﺴَﻢَ and pronounced basama.
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 smile

fa3ala becomes basama

We have seen that the Arabic word for smile is written ﺑَﺴَﻢَ and pronounced basama. It follows the pattern verb form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa3ala where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa3ala and the root letters are b, s and m, the word becomes basama.
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 smile

Conjugations of smile

past tense
present tense
he
basama
ﺑَﺴَﻢَ
he - past tense
yabsimu
ﻳَﺒﺴِﻢُ
he - present tense
she
basamat
ﺑَﺴَﻤَﺖ
she - past tense
tabsimu
ﺗَﺒﺴِﻢُ
she - present tense
I
basamtu
ﺑَﺴَﻤﺖُ
I - past tense
'absimu
ﺃَﺑﺴِﻢُ
I - present tense