Arabic for longing
longing – feminine singular
The Arabic word for longing is pronounced lahfa and written ﻟَﻬﻔَﺔ.
Using the word longing
With breathless anticipation she waited for the kiss.1
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The root of the word longing consists of three Arabic letters:
that is written ﻝ
and pronounced l
that is written ﻩ
and pronounced h
that is written ﻑ
and pronounced f
Words with the same root letters
are often related.
Words related to longing
The word longing letter by letter
The Arabic word for longing consists of: The letter lam that is written ﻝ ( here ﻟـ ) and pronounced l 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 ha that is written ﻩ ( here ـﻬـ ) and pronounced h and is a part of the root of the word. The letter fa that is written ﻑ ( here ـﻔـ ) and pronounced f 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 ﻟَﻬﻔَﺔ and pronounced lahfa.
The pattern for longing
fa3la becomes lahfa
We have seen that the Arabic word for longing is written ﻟَﻬﻔَﺔ and pronounced lahfa. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 1
. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa3la where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa3la and the root letters are l, h and f, the word becomes lahfa.
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 longing