Arabic for play
play – past tense he
play – present tense he
The Arabic verb for play is written ﻋَﺰَﻑَ and pronunced 3azafa in its basic form (past tense masculinum singular).
In present tense, the verb is written ﻳَﻌﺰِﻑُ and pronounced ya3zifu.
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Part of speech: verb. Pattern: verb
Using the word play
The cat is playing the violin.
The bald plays the piano.
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The root of the word play consists of three Arabic letters:
that is written ﻉ
and pronounced 3
that is written ﺯ
and pronounced z
that is written ﻑ
and pronounced f
Words with the same root letters
are often related.
Words related to play
The word play letter by letter
The Arabic word for play consists of: The letter ayn that is written ﻉ ( here ﻋـ ) and pronounced 3 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 zayn that is written ﺯ ( here ـﺰ ) 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 fa that is written ﻑ 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. Therefore, the word is writen ﻋَﺰَﻑَ and pronounced 3azafa.
The pattern for play
fa3ala becomes 3azafa
We have seen that the Arabic word for play is written ﻋَﺰَﻑَ and pronounced 3azafa. It follows the pattern verb form 1
. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa3ala where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa3ala and the root letters are 3, z and f, the word becomes 3azafa.
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 play
Conjugations of play
he - past tense
he - present tense
she - past tense
she - present tense
I - past tense
I - present tense