Arabic for hear

sami3a
ﺳَﻤِﻊَ
hear – past tense he
yasma3u
ﻳَﺴﻤَﻊُ
hear – present tense he

The Arabic verb for hear is written ﺳَﻤِﻊَ and pronunced sami3a in its basic form (past tense masculinum singular). In present tense, the verb is written ﻳَﺴﻤَﻊُ och and pronounced yasma3u. See more conjugations

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Part of speech: verb. Pattern: verb

Using the word hear

Important letters:
The root of the word hear consists of the three Arabic letters sin that is written ﺱ and pronounced s, mim that is written ﻡ and pronounced m och ayn that is written ﻉ and pronounced 3. Words with the same root letters are often related.

Words related to hear

All letters in hear

ﺳَﻤِﻊَ
ﺳـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻊ
 
ﺳـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻊ
 
ﺳـ
ـﺴـ
ـﺲ
ﻣـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻢ
ﻋـ
ـﻌـ
ـﻊ
 
sin
s
mim
m
ayn
3
 
 
The Arabic word for hear consists of: The letter sin that is written ﺱ ( here ﺳـ ) 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 mim that is written ﻡ ( here ـﻤـ ) and pronounced m 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 ayn that is written ﻉ ( here ـﻊ ) and pronounced 3 and is a part of the root of the word. The short vowel a that is written as the sign َ above the letter. Therefore, the word is writen ﺳَﻤِﻊَ and pronounced sami3a.
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 hear

fa3ila becomes sami3a

We have seen that the Arabic word for hear is written ﺳَﻤِﻊَ and pronounced sami3a. It follows the pattern verb form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa3ila where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa3ila and the root letters are s, m and 3, the word becomes sami3a.
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 hear

Conjugations of hear

past tense
present tense
he
sami3a
ﺳَﻤِﻊَ
he - past tense
yasma3u
ﻳَﺴﻤَﻊُ
he - present tense
she
sami3at
ﺳَﻤِﻌَﺖ
she - past tense
tasma3u
ﺗَﺴﻤَﻊُ
she - present tense
I
sami3tu
ﺳَﻤِﻌﺖُ
I - past tense
'asma3u
ﺃَﺳﻤَﻊُ
I - present tense