Arabic for alternate, take turns

ta3aaqaba
ﺗَﻌَﺎﻗَﺐَ
alternate, take turns – past tense he
yata3aaqabu
ﻳَﺘَﻌَﺎﻗَﺐُ
alternate, take turns – present tense he

The Arabic verb for alternate, take turns is written ﺗَﻌَﺎﻗَﺐَ and pronunced ta3aaqaba in its basic form (past tense masculinum singular). In present tense, the verb is written ﻳَﺘَﻌَﺎﻗَﺐُ and pronounced yata3aaqabu. See more conjugations

Part of speech: verb. Pattern: verb

Using the word alternate, take turns

Important letters:
The root of the word alternate, take turns consists of three Arabic letters: ayn that is written and pronounced 3, qaf that is written and pronounced q and beh that is written and pronounced b. Words with the same root letters are often related.

Words related to alternate, take turns

All letters in alternate, take turns

ﺗَﻌَﺎﻗَﺐَ
ﺗـ
ـﻌـ
ـﺎ
ﻗـ
ـﺐ
 
ﺗـ
ـﻌـ
ـﺎ
ﻗـ
ـﺐ
 
ﺗـ
ـﺘـ
ـﺖ
ﻋـ
ـﻌـ
ـﻊ
ـﺎ
ﻗـ
ـﻘـ
ـﻖ
ﺑـ
ـﺒـ
ـﺐ
 
ta
t
ayn
3
alef
qaf
q
beh
b
 
 
The Arabic word for alternate, take turns consists of: The letter ta that is written ﺕ ( here ﺗـ ) and pronounced t. The short vowel a that is written as the sign َ above 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 alef that is written ﺍ ( here ـﺎ ) and pronounced . The letter qaf that is written ﻕ ( here ﻗـ ) and pronounced q 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 ـﺐ ) 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. Therefore, the word is writen ﺗَﻌَﺎﻗَﺐَ and pronounced ta3aaqaba.
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 alternate, take turns

tafaa3ala becomes ta3aaqaba

We have seen that the Arabic word for alternate, take turns is written ﺗَﻌَﺎﻗَﺐَ and pronounced ta3aaqaba. It follows the pattern verb form 6. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure tafaa3ala where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is tafaa3ala and the root letters are 3, q and b, the word becomes ta3aaqaba.
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 alternate, take turns

Conjugations of alternate, take turns

past tense
present tense
he
ta3aaqaba
ﺗَﻌَﺎﻗَﺐَ
he - past tense
yata3aaqabu
ﻳَﺘَﻌَﺎﻗَﺐُ
he - present tense
she
ta3aaqabat
ﺗَﻌَﺎﻗَﺒَﺖ
she - past tense
tata3aaqabu
ﺗَﺘَﻌَﺎﻗَﺐُ
she - present tense
I
ta3aaqabtu
ﺗَﻌَﺎﻗَﺒﺖُ
I - past tense
'ata3aaqabu
ﺃَﺗَﻌَﺎﻗَﺐُ
I - present tense