Arabic for thinking

tafkiir
ﺗَﻔﻜِﻴﺮ
thinking – masculine singular

The Arabic word for thinking is pronounced tafkiir and written ﺗَﻔﻜِﻴﺮ.

Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word thinking

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Important letters:
The root of the word thinking consists of three Arabic letters: fa that is written and pronounced f, kaf that is written and pronounced k and ra that is written and pronounced r. Words with the same root letters are often related.

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The word thinking letter by letter

ﺗَﻔﻜِﻴﺮ
ﺗـ
ـﻔـ
ـﻜـ
ـﻴـ
ـﺮ
 
ﺗـ
ـﻔـ
ـﻜـ
ـﻴـ
ـﺮ
 
ﺗـ
ـﺘـ
ـﺖ
ﻓـ
ـﻔـ
ـﻒ
ﻛـ
ـﻜـ
ـﻚ
ﻳـ
ـﻴـ
ـﻲ
ـﺮ
 
ta
t
fa
f
kaf
k
ya
y
ra
r
 
 
The Arabic word for thinking consists of: The letter ta that is written ﺕ ( here ﺗـ ) and pronounced t. The short vowel a that is written as the sign َ above the letter. The letter fa that is written ﻑ ( here ـﻔـ ) and pronounced f and is a part of the root of the word. The letter kaf that is written ﻙ ( here ـﻜـ ) and pronounced k 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 ra that is written ﺭ ( here ـﺮ ) and pronounced r and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﺗَﻔﻜِﻴﺮ and pronounced tafkiir.
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 thinking

taf3iil becomes tafkiir

We have seen that the Arabic word for thinking is written ﺗَﻔﻜِﻴﺮ and pronounced tafkiir. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 2. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure taf3iil where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is taf3iil and the root letters are f, k and r, the word becomes tafkiir.
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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