Arabic for dig

naqqaba
ﻧَﻘَّﺐَ
dig – past tense he
yunaqqibu
ﻳُﻨَﻘِّﺐُ
dig – present tense he

The Arabic verb for dig is written ﻧَﻘَّﺐَ and pronunced naqqaba in its basic form (past tense masculinum singular). In present tense, the verb is written ﻳُﻨَﻘِّﺐُ and pronounced yunaqqibu. See more conjugations

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Part of speech: verb. Pattern: verb

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Important letters:
The root of the word dig consists of three Arabic letters: nun that is written and pronounced n, 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 dig

All letters in dig

ﻧَﻘَّﺐَ
ﻧـ
ـﻘـ
ـﺐ
 
ﻧـ
ـﻘـ
ـﺐ
 
ﻧـ
ـﻨـ
ـﻦ
ﻗـ
ـﻘـ
ـﻖ
ﺑـ
ـﺒـ
ـﺐ
 
nun
n
qaf
q
beh
b
 
 
The Arabic word for dig 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 a that is written as the sign َ above the letter. The letter qaf that is written ﻕ ( here ـﻘـ ) 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 ﻧَﻘَّﺐَ and pronounced naqqaba.
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 dig

fa33ala becomes naqqaba

We have seen that the Arabic word for dig is written ﻧَﻘَّﺐَ and pronounced naqqaba. It follows the pattern verb form 2. All Arabic words with this pattern has the structure fa33ala where f, 3 and l is replaced with the root letters of the word.
Since the pattern is fa33ala and the root letters are n, q and b, the word becomes naqqaba.
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 dig

Conjugations of dig

past tense
present tense
he
naqqaba
ﻧَﻘَّﺐَ
he - past tense
yunaqqibu
ﻳُﻨَﻘِّﺐُ
he - present tense
she
naqqabat
ﻧَﻘَّﺒَﺖ
she - past tense
tunaqqibu
ﺗُﻨَﻘِّﺐُ
she - present tense
I
naqqabtu
ﻧَﻘَّﺒﺖُ
I - past tense
'unaqqibu
ﺃُﻧَﻘِّﺐُ
I - present tense