Arabic for flake

nudfa
ﻧُﺪﻓَﺔ
flake – femininum singular

The Arabic word for flake is pronounced nudfa and written ﻧُﺪﻓَﺔ.

The Arabic word word for flake can also be conjugated:

nudaf
ﻧُﺪَﻑ
flake – femininum plural
Category: poetry
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word flake

Important letters:
The root of the word flake consists of the three Arabic letters nun that is written ﻥ and pronounced n, dal that is written ﺩ and pronounced d och fa that is written ﻑ and pronounced f. Words with the same root letters are often related.

All letters in flake

ﻧُﺪﻓَﺔ
ﻧـ
ـﺪ
ﻓـ
ـﺔ
 
ﻧـ
ـﺪ
ﻓـ
ـﺔ
 
ﻧـ
ـﻨـ
ـﻦ
ـﺪ
ﻓـ
ـﻔـ
ـﻒ
ـﺔ
 
nun
n
dal
d
fa
f
ta marbuta
 
 
The Arabic word for flake 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 u that is written as the sign ُ above the letter. The letter dal that is written ﺩ ( here ـﺪ ) and pronounced d and is a part of the root of the word. The letter fa that is written ﻑ ( here ﻓـ ) 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 ta marbuta that is written ﺓ ( here ـﺔ ) and pronounced . Therefore, the word is writen ﻧُﺪﻓَﺔ and pronounced nudfa.
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 flake

fu3la becomes nudfa

We have seen that the Arabic word for flake is written ﻧُﺪﻓَﺔ and pronounced nudfa. It follows the pattern verbal noun form 1. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fu3la where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fu3la and the root letters are n, d and f, the word becomes nudfa.
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