Arabic for breath

nafas
ﻧَﻔَﺲ
breath – masculine singular

The Arabic word for breath is pronounced nafas and written ﻧَﻔَﺲ.

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The Arabic word word for breath can also be conjugated:

'anfaas
ﺃَﻧﻔَﺎﺱ
breath – masculine plural
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word breath

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

Words related to breath

All letters in breath

ﻧَﻔَﺲ
ﻧـ
ـﻔـ
ـﺲ
 
ﻧـ
ـﻔـ
ـﺲ
 
ﻧـ
ـﻨـ
ـﻦ
ﻓـ
ـﻔـ
ـﻒ
ﺳـ
ـﺴـ
ـﺲ
 
nun
n
fa
f
sin
s
 
 
The Arabic word for breath consists of: The letter nun that is written ﻥ ( here ﻧـ ) and pronounced n 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 fa that is written ﻑ ( here ـﻔـ ) 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 sin that is written ﺱ ( here ـﺲ ) and pronounced s and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﻧَﻔَﺲ and pronounced nafas.
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 breath

fa3al becomes nafas

We have seen that the Arabic word for breath is written ﻧَﻔَﺲ and pronounced nafas. 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 n, f and s, the word becomes nafas.
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 breath