Arabic for crane

raafi3a
ﺭَﺍﻓِﻌَﺔ
crane – feminine singular

The Arabic word ﺭَﺍﻓِﻌَﺔ means crane. It is pronounced raafi3a.

Part of speech: noun. Pattern: other

Using the word crane

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

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The letters of crane

ﺭَﺍﻓِﻌَﺔ
ﻓـ
ـﻌـ
ـﺔ
 
ﻓـ
ـﻌـ
ـﺔ
 
ـﺮ
ـﺎ
ﻓـ
ـﻔـ
ـﻒ
ﻋـ
ـﻌـ
ـﻊ
ـﺔ
 
ra
r
alef
fa
f
ayn
3
ta marbuta
 
 
The Arabic word for crane consists of: The letter ra that is written ﺭ and pronounced r 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 alef that is written ﺍ and pronounced . 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 i that is written as the sign ِ under the letter. The letter ayn that is written ﻉ ( here ـﻌـ ) 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 ta marbuta that is written ﺓ ( here ـﺔ ) and pronounced . Therefore, the word is writen ﺭَﺍﻓِﻌَﺔ and pronounced raafi3a.
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 crane

faa3ila becomes raafi3a

We have seen that the Arabic word for crane is written ﺭَﺍﻓِﻌَﺔ and pronounced raafi3a. It follows the pattern other. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure faa3ila where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is faa3ila and the root letters are r, f and 3, the word becomes raafi3a.
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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