Arabic for wait, watch

rabaSa
ﺭَﺑَﺺَ
wait, watch – past tense he
yarbuSu
ﻳَﺮﺑُﺺُ
wait, watch – present tense he

The Arabic verb for wait, watch is written ﺭَﺑَﺺَ and pronunced rabaSa in its basic form (past tense masculinum singular). In present tense, the verb is written ﻳَﺮﺑُﺺُ and pronounced yarbuSu. See more conjugations

Part of speech: verb. Pattern: verb
Important letters:
The root of the word wait, watch consists of three Arabic letters: ra that is written and pronounced r, beh that is written and pronounced b and Sad that is written and pronounced S. Words with the same root letters are often related.

Words related to wait, watch

All letters in wait, watch

ﺭَﺑَﺺَ
ﺑـ
ـﺺ
 
ﺑـ
ـﺺ
 
ـﺮ
ﺑـ
ـﺒـ
ـﺐ
ﺻـ
ـﺼـ
ـﺺ
 
ra
r
beh
b
Sad
S
 
 
The Arabic word for wait, watch 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 beh that is written ﺏ ( here ﺑـ ) and pronounced b 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 Sad that is written ﺹ ( here ـﺺ ) and pronounced S 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 ﺭَﺑَﺺَ and pronounced rabaSa.
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 wait, watch

fa3ala becomes rabaSa

We have seen that the Arabic word for wait, watch is written ﺭَﺑَﺺَ and pronounced rabaSa. 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 r, b and S, the word becomes rabaSa.
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 wait, watch

Conjugations of wait, watch

past tense
present tense
he
rabaSa
ﺭَﺑَﺺَ
he - past tense
yarbuSu
ﻳَﺮﺑُﺺُ
he - present tense
she
rabaSat
ﺭَﺑَﺼَﺖ
she - past tense
tarbuSu
ﺗَﺮﺑُﺺُ
she - present tense
I
rabaStu
ﺭَﺑَﺼﺖُ
I - past tense
'arbuSu
ﺃَﺭﺑُﺺُ
I - present tense