Arabic for bookshelf, library

maktaba
ﻣَﻜﺘَﺒَﺔ
bookshelf, library – feminine singular

The Arabic word for bookshelf, library is pronounced maktaba and written ﻣَﻜﺘَﺒَﺔ.

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The Arabic word word for bookshelf, library can also be conjugated:

maktabaat
ﻣَﻜﺘَﺒَﺎﺕ
bookshelf, library – feminine plural
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: time and place noun

Using the word bookshelf, library

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

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All letters in bookshelf, library

ﻣَﻜﺘَﺒَﺔ
ﻣـ
ـﻜـ
ـﺘـ
ـﺒـ
ـﺔ
 
ﻣـ
ـﻜـ
ـﺘـ
ـﺒـ
ـﺔ
 
ﻣـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻢ
ﻛـ
ـﻜـ
ـﻚ
ﺗـ
ـﺘـ
ـﺖ
ﺑـ
ـﺒـ
ـﺐ
ـﺔ
 
mim
m
kaf
k
ta
t
beh
b
ta marbuta
 
 
The Arabic word for bookshelf, library consists of: The letter mim that is written ﻡ ( here ﻣـ ) and pronounced m. The short vowel a that is written as the sign َ above the letter. The letter kaf that is written ﻙ ( here ـﻜـ ) and pronounced k and is a part of the root of the word. 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 a that is written as the sign َ above the letter. The letter beh that is written ﺏ ( here ـﺒـ ) 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 ta marbuta that is written ﺓ ( here ـﺔ ) and pronounced . Therefore, the word is writen ﻣَﻜﺘَﺒَﺔ and pronounced maktaba.
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 bookshelf, library

maf3ala becomes maktaba

We have seen that the Arabic word for bookshelf, library is written ﻣَﻜﺘَﺒَﺔ and pronounced maktaba. It follows the pattern time and place noun. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure maf3ala where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is maf3ala and the root letters are k, t and b, the word becomes maktaba.
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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