Arabic for rotten

3afin
ﻋَﻔِﻦ
rotten – masculine singular

The Arabic word ﻋَﻔِﻦ means rotten. It is pronounced 3afin.

Part of speech: adjective. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word rotten

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Important letters:
The root of the word rotten consists of three Arabic letters: ayn that is written and pronounced 3, fa that is written and pronounced f and nun that is written and pronounced n. Words with the same root letters are often related.

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The word rotten letter by letter

ﻋَﻔِﻦ
ﻋـ
ـﻔـ
ـﻦ
 
ﻋـ
ـﻔـ
ـﻦ
 
ﻋـ
ـﻌـ
ـﻊ
ﻓـ
ـﻔـ
ـﻒ
ﻧـ
ـﻨـ
ـﻦ
 
ayn
3
fa
f
nun
n
 
 
The Arabic word for rotten 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 fa that is written ﻑ ( here ـﻔـ ) and pronounced f 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 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 ﻋَﻔِﻦ and pronounced 3afin.
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The pattern for rotten

fa3il becomes 3afin

We have seen that the Arabic word for rotten is written ﻋَﻔِﻦ and pronounced 3afin. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa3il where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa3il and the root letters are 3, f and n, the word becomes 3afin.
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 rotten