Arabic for understand

fahima
ﻓَﻬِﻢَ
understand – past tense he
yafhamu
ﻳَﻔﻬَﻢُ
understand – present tense he

The Arabic verb for understand is written ﻓَﻬِﻢَ and pronunced fahima in its basic form (past tense masculinum singular). In present tense, the verb is written ﻳَﻔﻬَﻢُ and pronounced yafhamu. See more conjugations

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Part of speech: verb. Pattern: verb

Using the word understand

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

Words related to understand

All letters in understand

ﻓَﻬِﻢَ
ﻓـ
ـﻬـ
ـﻢ
 
ﻓـ
ـﻬـ
ـﻢ
 
ﻓـ
ـﻔـ
ـﻒ
ﻫـ
ـﻬـ
ـﻪ
ﻣـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻢ
 
fa
f
ha
h
mim
m
 
 
The Arabic word for understand consists of: The letter fa that is written ﻑ ( here ﻓـ ) 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 ha that is written ﻩ ( here ـﻬـ ) and pronounced h and is a part of the root of the word. The short vowel i that is written as the sign ِ under 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 ﻓَﻬِﻢَ and pronounced fahima.
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 understand

fa3ila becomes fahima

We have seen that the Arabic word for understand is written ﻓَﻬِﻢَ and pronounced fahima. It follows the pattern verb form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa3ila where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa3ila and the root letters are f, h and m, the word becomes fahima.
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 understand

Conjugations of understand

past tense
present tense
he
fahima
ﻓَﻬِﻢَ
he - past tense
yafhamu
ﻳَﻔﻬَﻢُ
he - present tense
she
fahimat
ﻓَﻬِﻤَﺖ
she - past tense
tafhamu
ﺗَﻔﻬَﻢُ
she - present tense
I
fahimtu
ﻓَﻬِﻤﺖُ
I - past tense
'afhamu
ﺃَﻓﻬَﻢُ
I - present tense