Arabic for darkness

Zulma
ﻇُﻠﻤَﺔ
darkness – feminine singular

The Arabic word for darkness is pronounced Zulma and written ﻇُﻠﻤَﺔ.

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The Arabic word word for darkness can also be conjugated:

Zulmaat
ﻇُﻠﻤَﺎﺕ
darkness – feminine plural
Part of speech: noun. Pattern: verbal noun

Using the word darkness

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Important letters:
The root of the word darkness consists of three Arabic letters: Za that is written and pronounced Z, lam that is written and pronounced l and mim that is written and pronounced m. Words with the same root letters are often related.

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All letters in darkness

ﻇُﻠﻤَﺔ
ﻇـ
ـﻠـ
ـﻤـ
ـﺔ
 
ﻇـ
ـﻠـ
ـﻤـ
ـﺔ
 
ﻇـ
ـﻈـ
ـﻆ
ﻟـ
ـﻠـ
ـﻞ
ﻣـ
ـﻤـ
ـﻢ
ـﺔ
 
Za
Z
lam
l
mim
m
ta marbuta
 
 
The Arabic word for darkness consists of: The letter Za that is written ﻅ ( here ﻇـ ) and pronounced Z 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 lam that is written ﻝ ( here ـﻠـ ) and pronounced l and is a part of the root of the word. The letter mim that is written ﻡ ( here ـﻤـ ) and pronounced m 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 ﻇُﻠﻤَﺔ and pronounced Zulma.
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 darkness

fu3la becomes Zulma

We have seen that the Arabic word for darkness is written ﻇُﻠﻤَﺔ and pronounced Zulma. 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 Z, l and m, the word becomes Zulma.
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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