Arabic for speech

kalaam
ﻛَﻠَﺎﻡ
speech – maskulinum singular

The Arabic word for speech is pronounced kalaam and written ﻛَﻠَﺎﻡ.

Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word speech

Important letters:
The root of the word speech consists of the three Arabic letters kaf that is written ﻙ and pronounced k, lam that is written ﻝ and pronounced l och mim that is written ﻡ and pronounced m. Words with the same root letters are often related.

Words related to speech

All letters in speech

ﻛَﻠَﺎﻡ
ﻛـ
ـﻠـ
ـﺎ
 
ﻛـ
ـﻠـ
ـﺎ
 
ﻛـ
ـﻜـ
ـﻚ
ﻟـ
ـﻠـ
ـﻞ
ـﺎ
ﻣـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻢ
 
kaf
k
lam
l
alef
mim
m
 
 
The Arabic word for speech 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 lam that is written ﻝ ( here ـﻠـ ) and pronounced l 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 alef that is written ﺍ ( here ـﺎ ) and pronounced . The letter mim that is written ﻡ and pronounced m and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﻛَﻠَﺎﻡ and pronounced kalaam.
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 speech

fa3aal becomes kalaam

We have seen that the Arabic word for speech is written ﻛَﻠَﺎﻡ and pronounced kalaam. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa3aal where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa3aal and the root letters are k, l and m, the word becomes kalaam.
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 speech