Arabic for number

raqm
ﺭَﻗﻢ
number – maskulinum singular

The Arabic word for number is pronounced raqm and written ﺭَﻗﻢ.

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The Arabic word word for number can also be conjugated:

'arqaam
ﺃَﺭﻗَﺎﻡ
number – maskulinum plural
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word number

Important letters:
The root of the word number consists of the three Arabic letters ra that is written ﺭ and pronounced r, qaf that is written ﻕ and pronounced q och mim that is written ﻡ and pronounced m. Words with the same root letters are often related.

All letters in number

ﺭَﻗﻢ
ﻗـ
ـﻢ
 
ﻗـ
ـﻢ
 
ـﺮ
ﻗـ
ـﻘـ
ـﻖ
ﻣـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻢ
 
ra
r
qaf
q
mim
m
 
 
The Arabic word for number consists of: The letter ra that is written ﺭ and pronounced r 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 qaf that is written ﻕ ( here ﻗـ ) and pronounced q and is a part of the root of the word. The letter mim that is written ﻡ ( here ـﻢ ) and pronounced m and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﺭَﻗﻢ and pronounced raqm.
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 number

fa3l becomes raqm

We have seen that the Arabic word for number is written ﺭَﻗﻢ and pronounced raqm. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa3l where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa3l and the root letters are r, q and m, the word becomes raqm.
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 number