Arabic for longing

lahfa
ﻟَﻬﻔَﺔ
longing – feminine singular

The Arabic word for longing is pronounced lahfa and written ﻟَﻬﻔَﺔ.

Category: feelings
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word longing

Important letters:
The root of the word longing consists of three Arabic letters: lam that is written and pronounced l, ha that is written and pronounced h and fa that is written and pronounced f. Words with the same root letters are often related.

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All letters in longing

ﻟَﻬﻔَﺔ
ﻟـ
ـﻬـ
ـﻔـ
ـﺔ
 
ﻟـ
ـﻬـ
ـﻔـ
ـﺔ
 
ﻟـ
ـﻠـ
ـﻞ
ﻫـ
ـﻬـ
ـﻪ
ﻓـ
ـﻔـ
ـﻒ
ـﺔ
 
lam
l
ha
h
fa
f
ta marbuta
 
 
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.
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 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