Arabic for eat

'akala
ﺃَﻛَﻞَ
eat – past tense he
ya'kulu
ﻳَﺄﻛُﻞُ
eat – present tense he

The Arabic verb for eat is written ﺃَﻛَﻞَ and pronunced 'akala in its basic form (past tense masculinum singular). In present tense, the verb is written ﻳَﺄﻛُﻞُ och and pronounced ya'kulu. See more conjugations

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Category: food
Part of speech: verb. Pattern: verb

Using the word eat

Important letters:
The root of the word eat consists of the three Arabic letters alif hamza that is written ﺃ and pronounced ', kaf that is written ﻙ and pronounced k och lam that is written ﻝ and pronounced l. Words with the same root letters are often related.

Words related to eat

All letters in eat

ﺃَﻛَﻞَ
ﻛـ
ـﻞ
 
ﻛـ
ـﻞ
 
ـﺄ
ﻛـ
ـﻜـ
ـﻚ
ﻟـ
ـﻠـ
ـﻞ
 
alif hamza
'
kaf
k
lam
l
 
 
The Arabic word for eat 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 kaf that is written ﻙ ( here ﻛـ ) and pronounced k 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 lam that is written ﻝ ( here ـﻞ ) 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. Therefore, the word is writen ﺃَﻛَﻞَ and pronounced 'akala.
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 eat

fa3ala becomes 'akala

We have seen that the Arabic word for eat is written ﺃَﻛَﻞَ and pronounced 'akala. It follows the pattern verb form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa3ala where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa3ala and the root letters are ', k and l, the word becomes 'akala.
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 eat

Conjugations of eat

past tense
present tense
he
'akala
ﺃَﻛَﻞَ
he - past tense
ya'kulu
ﻳَﺄﻛُﻞُ
he - present tense
she
'akalat
ﺃَﻛَﻠَﺖ
she - past tense
ta'kulu
ﺗَﺄﻛُﻞُ
she - present tense
I
'akaltu
ﺃَﻛَﻠﺖُ
I - past tense
'aakulu
ﺁﻛُﻞُ
I - present tense