Arabic for cup, glass

ka's
ﻛَﺄﺱ
cup, glass – masculine singular

The Arabic word ﻛَﺄﺱ means cup, glass. It is pronounced ka's.

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Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word cup, glass

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Important letters:
The root of the word cup, glass consists of three Arabic letters: kaf that is written and pronounced k, alif hamza that is written and pronounced ' and sin that is written and pronounced s. Words with the same root letters are often related.

The letters of cup, glass

ﻛَﺄﺱ
ﻛـ
ـﺄ
 
ﻛـ
ـﺄ
 
ﻛـ
ـﻜـ
ـﻚ
ـﺄ
ﺳـ
ـﺴـ
ـﺲ
 
kaf
k
alif hamza
'
sin
s
 
 
The Arabic word for cup, glass 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 alif hamza that is written ﺃ ( here ـﺄ ) and pronounced ' and is a part of the root of the word. The letter sin that is written ﺱ and pronounced s and is a part of the root of the word. Therefore, the word is writen ﻛَﺄﺱ and pronounced ka's.
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 cup, glass

fa3l becomes ka's

We have seen that the Arabic word for cup, glass is written ﻛَﺄﺱ and pronounced ka's. 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 k, ' and s, the word becomes ka's.
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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