Arabic for how
Using the word how
How do I get out of here?
She saw how the king took off his ring and placed it on a rock.
She told him exactly how to do.
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The root of the word how consists of three Arabic letters:
that is written ﻙ
and pronounced k
that is written ﻱ
and pronounced y
that is written ﻑ
and pronounced f
Words with the same root letters
are often related.
Words related to how
The letters of how
The Arabic word for how consists of: The letter kaf that is written ﻙ ( here ﻛـ ) and pronounced k 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 ya that is written ﻱ ( here ـﻴـ ) and pronounced y and is a part of the root of the word. The letter fa that is written ﻑ ( here ـﻒ ) and pronounced f and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﻛَﻴﻒ and pronounced kayf.
The pattern for how
fa3l becomes kayf
We have seen that the Arabic word for how is written ﻛَﻴﻒ and pronounced kayf. 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 k, y and f, the word becomes kayf.
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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