Arabic for understanding

fahm
ﻓَﻬﻢ
understanding – maskulinum singular

The Arabic word for understanding is pronounced fahm and written ﻓَﻬﻢ.

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The Arabic word word for understanding can also be conjugated:

'afhaam
ﺃَﻓﻬَﺎﻡ
understanding – maskulinum plural
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word understanding

Important letters:
The root of the word understanding consists of the three Arabic letters fa that is written ﻑ and pronounced f, ha that is written ﻩ and pronounced h och mim that is written ﻡ and pronounced m. Words with the same root letters are often related.

Words related to understanding

All letters in understanding

ﻓَﻬﻢ
ﻓـ
ـﻬـ
ـﻢ
 
ﻓـ
ـﻬـ
ـﻢ
 
ﻓـ
ـﻔـ
ـﻒ
ﻫـ
ـﻬـ
ـﻪ
ﻣـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻢ
 
fa
f
ha
h
mim
m
 
 
The Arabic word for understanding consists of: The letter fa that is written ﻑ ( here ﻓـ ) and pronounced f 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 ha that is written ﻩ ( here ـﻬـ ) and pronounced h 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 ﻓَﻬﻢ and pronounced fahm.
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 understanding

fa3l becomes fahm

We have seen that the Arabic word for understanding is written ﻓَﻬﻢ and pronounced fahm. 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 f, h and m, the word becomes fahm.
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 understanding