Arabic for child

Tifl
ﻃِﻔﻞ
child – maskulinum singular

The Arabic word for child is pronounced Tifl and written ﻃِﻔﻞ.

The Arabic word word for child can also be conjugated:

Tifla
ﻃِﻔﻠَﺔ
child – femininum singular
Tiflaat
ﻃِﻔﻠَﺎﺕ
child – femininum plural
'aTfaal
ﺃَﻃﻔَﺎﻝ
child – maskulinum plural
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word child

Important letters:
The root of the word child consists of the three Arabic letters Ta that is written ﻁ and pronounced T, fa that is written ﻑ and pronounced f och lam that is written ﻝ and pronounced l. Words with the same root letters are often related.

All letters in child

ﻃِﻔﻞ
ﻃـ
ـﻔـ
ـﻞ
 
ﻃـ
ـﻔـ
ـﻞ
 
ﻃـ
ـﻄـ
ـﻂ
ﻓـ
ـﻔـ
ـﻒ
ﻟـ
ـﻠـ
ـﻞ
 
Ta
T
fa
f
lam
l
 
 
The Arabic word for child consists of: The letter Ta that is written ﻁ ( here ﻃـ ) and pronounced T 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 fa that is written ﻑ ( here ـﻔـ ) and pronounced f and is a part of the root of the word. 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 ﻃِﻔﻞ and pronounced Tifl.
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 child

fi3l becomes Tifl

We have seen that the Arabic word for child is written ﻃِﻔﻞ and pronounced Tifl. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fi3l where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fi3l and the root letters are T, f and l, the word becomes Tifl.
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 child