Arabic for lion

'asad
ﺃَﺳَﺪ
lion – maskulinum singular

The Arabic word for lion is pronounced 'asad and written ﺃَﺳَﺪ.

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The Arabic word word for lion can also be conjugated:

'usd
ﺃُﺳﺪ
lion – maskulinum plural
Category: animals
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word lion

Important letters:
The root of the word lion consists of the three Arabic letters alif hamza that is written ﺃ and pronounced ', sin that is written ﺱ and pronounced s och dal that is written ﺩ and pronounced d. Words with the same root letters are often related.

All letters in lion

ﺃَﺳَﺪ
ﺳـ
ـﺪ
 
ﺳـ
ـﺪ
 
ـﺄ
ﺳـ
ـﺴـ
ـﺲ
ـﺪ
 
alif hamza
'
sin
s
dal
d
 
 
The Arabic word for lion consists of: The letter alif hamza that is written ﺃ and pronounced ' 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 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 dal that is written ﺩ ( here ـﺪ ) and pronounced d and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﺃَﺳَﺪ and pronounced 'asad.
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 lion

fa3al becomes 'asad

We have seen that the Arabic word for lion is written ﺃَﺳَﺪ and pronounced 'asad. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa3al where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa3al and the root letters are ', s and d, the word becomes 'asad.
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 lion