Arabic for time

zaman
ﺯَﻣَﻦ
time – maskulinum singular

The Arabic word for time is pronounced zaman and written ﺯَﻣَﻦ.

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The Arabic word word for time can also be conjugated:

'azmina
ﺃَﺯﻣِﻨَﺔ
time – maskulinum plural
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word time

Important letters:
The root of the word time consists of the three Arabic letters zayn that is written ﺯ and pronounced z, mim that is written ﻡ and pronounced m och nun that is written ﻥ and pronounced n. Words with the same root letters are often related.

Words related to time

All letters in time

ﺯَﻣَﻦ
ﻣـ
ـﻦ
 
ﻣـ
ـﻦ
 
ـﺰ
ﻣـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻢ
ﻧـ
ـﻨـ
ـﻦ
 
zayn
z
mim
m
nun
n
 
 
The Arabic word for time consists of: The letter zayn that is written ﺯ and pronounced z 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 ﻣـ ) and pronounced m 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 nun that is written ﻥ ( here ـﻦ ) and pronounced n and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﺯَﻣَﻦ and pronounced zaman.
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 time

fa3al becomes zaman

We have seen that the Arabic word for time is written ﺯَﻣَﻦ and pronounced zaman. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa3al where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa3al and the root letters are z, m and n, the word becomes zaman.
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 time