Arabic for able

qaadir
ﻗَﺎﺩِﺭ
able – maskulinum singular

The Arabic word for able is pronounced qaadir and written ﻗَﺎﺩِﺭ.

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Part of speech: adjective. Pattern: active participle

Using the word able

Important letters:
The root of the word able consists of the three Arabic letters qaf that is written ﻕ and pronounced q, dal that is written ﺩ and pronounced d och ra that is written ﺭ and pronounced r. Words with the same root letters are often related.

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All letters in able

ﻗَﺎﺩِﺭ
ﻗـ
ـﺎ
 
ﻗـ
ـﺎ
 
ﻗـ
ـﻘـ
ـﻖ
ـﺎ
ـﺪ
ـﺮ
 
qaf
q
alef
dal
d
ra
r
 
 
The Arabic word for able consists of: The letter qaf that is written ﻕ ( here ﻗـ ) and pronounced q 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 alef that is written ﺍ ( here ـﺎ ) and pronounced . The letter dal that is written ﺩ and pronounced d 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 ra that is written ﺭ and pronounced r and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﻗَﺎﺩِﺭ and pronounced qaadir.
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The pattern for able

faa3il becomes qaadir

We have seen that the Arabic word for able is written ﻗَﺎﺩِﺭ and pronounced qaadir. It follows the pattern active participle form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure faa3il where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is faa3il and the root letters are q, d and r, the word becomes qaadir.
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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