Arabic for book

sifr
ﺳِﻔﺮ
book – masculine singular

The Arabic word for book is pronounced sifr and written ﺳِﻔﺮ.

Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word book

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Important letters:
The root of the word book consists of three Arabic letters: sin that is written and pronounced s, fa that is written and pronounced f and ra that is written and pronounced r. Words with the same root letters are often related.

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All letters in book

ﺳِﻔﺮ
ﺳـ
ـﻔـ
ـﺮ
 
ﺳـ
ـﻔـ
ـﺮ
 
ﺳـ
ـﺴـ
ـﺲ
ﻓـ
ـﻔـ
ـﻒ
ـﺮ
 
sin
s
fa
f
ra
r
 
 
The Arabic word for book 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 i that is written as the sign ِ under the letter. The letter fa that is written ﻑ ( here ـﻔـ ) and pronounced f and is a part of the root of the word. The letter ra that is written ﺭ ( here ـﺮ ) and pronounced r and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﺳِﻔﺮ and pronounced sifr.
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 book

fi3l becomes sifr

We have seen that the Arabic word for book is written ﺳِﻔﺮ and pronounced sifr. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fi3l where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fi3l and the root letters are s, f and r, the word becomes sifr.
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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