Arabic for idle

mu3aTTal
ﻣُﻌَﻄَّﻞ
idle – masculine singular

The Arabic word for idle is pronounced mu3aTTal and written ﻣُﻌَﻄَّﻞ.

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Part of speech: adjective. Pattern: passive participle

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Important letters:
The root of the word idle consists of three Arabic letters: ayn that is written and pronounced 3, Ta that is written and pronounced T and lam that is written and pronounced l. Words with the same root letters are often related.

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All letters in idle

ﻣُﻌَﻄَّﻞ
ﻣـ
ـﻌـ
ـﻄـ
ـﻞ
 
ﻣـ
ـﻌـ
ـﻄـ
ـﻞ
 
ﻣـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻢ
ﻋـ
ـﻌـ
ـﻊ
ﻃـ
ـﻄـ
ـﻂ
ﻟـ
ـﻠـ
ـﻞ
 
mim
m
ayn
3
Ta
T
lam
l
 
 
The Arabic word for idle consists of: The letter mim that is written ﻡ ( here ﻣـ ) and pronounced m. The short vowel u that is written as the sign ُ above the letter. The letter ayn that is written ﻉ ( here ـﻌـ ) and pronounced 3 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 that is written ﻁ ( here ـﻄـ ) and pronounced T 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. Therefore, the word is writen ﻣُﻌَﻄَّﻞ and pronounced mu3aTTal.
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The pattern for idle

mufa33al becomes mu3aTTal

We have seen that the Arabic word for idle is written ﻣُﻌَﻄَّﻞ and pronounced mu3aTTal. It follows the pattern passive participle form 2. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure mufa33al where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is mufa33al and the root letters are 3, T and l, the word becomes mu3aTTal.
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

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