Arabic for action

Sanii3
ﺻَﻨِﻴﻊ
action – masculine singular

ﺻَﻨِﻴﻊ is an Arabic word. The meaning is action. You pronounce it Sanii3.

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Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

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Important letters:
The root of the word action consists of three Arabic letters: Sad that is written and pronounced S, nun that is written and pronounced n and ayn that is written and pronounced 3. Words with the same root letters are often related.

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The word action letter by letter

ﺻَﻨِﻴﻊ
ﺻـ
ـﻨـ
ـﻴـ
ـﻊ
 
ﺻـ
ـﻨـ
ـﻴـ
ـﻊ
 
ﺻـ
ـﺼـ
ـﺺ
ﻧـ
ـﻨـ
ـﻦ
ﻳـ
ـﻴـ
ـﻲ
ﻋـ
ـﻌـ
ـﻊ
 
Sad
S
nun
n
ya
y
ayn
3
 
 
The Arabic word for action consists of: The letter Sad that is written ﺹ ( here ﺻـ ) and pronounced S 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 nun that is written ﻥ ( here ـﻨـ ) and pronounced n 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 ya that is written ﻱ ( here ـﻴـ ) and pronounced y. The letter ayn that is written ﻉ ( here ـﻊ ) and pronounced 3 and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﺻَﻨِﻴﻊ and pronounced Sanii3.
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 action

fa3iil becomes Sanii3

We have seen that the Arabic word for action is written ﺻَﻨِﻴﻊ and pronounced Sanii3. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa3iil where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa3iil and the root letters are S, n and 3, the word becomes Sanii3.
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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