Arabic for write

kataba
ﻛَﺘَﺐَ
write – past tense he
yaktubu
ﻳَﻜﺘُﺐُ
write – present tense he

The Arabic verb for write is written ﻛَﺘَﺐَ and pronunced kataba in its basic form (past tense masculinum singular). In present tense, the verb is written ﻳَﻜﺘُﺐُ och and pronounced yaktubu. See more conjugations

Part of speech: verb. Pattern: verb

Using the word write

Important letters:
The root of the word write consists of the three Arabic letters kaf that is written ﻙ and pronounced k, ta that is written ﺕ and pronounced t och beh that is written ﺏ and pronounced b. Words with the same root letters are often related.

Words related to write

All letters in write

ﻛَﺘَﺐَ
ﻛـ
ـﺘـ
ـﺐ
 
ﻛـ
ـﺘـ
ـﺐ
 
ﻛـ
ـﻜـ
ـﻚ
ﺗـ
ـﺘـ
ـﺖ
ﺑـ
ـﺒـ
ـﺐ
 
kaf
k
ta
t
beh
b
 
 
The Arabic word for write consists of: The letter kaf that is written ﻙ ( here ﻛـ ) and pronounced k 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 that is written ﺕ ( here ـﺘـ ) and pronounced t 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 ﻛَﺘَﺐَ and pronounced kataba.
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 write

fa3ala becomes kataba

We have seen that the Arabic word for write is written ﻛَﺘَﺐَ and pronounced kataba. 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 k, t and b, the word becomes kataba.
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 write

Conjugations of write

past tense
present tense
he
kataba
ﻛَﺘَﺐَ
he - past tense
yaktubu
ﻳَﻜﺘُﺐُ
he - present tense
she
katabat
ﻛَﺘَﺒَﺖ
she - past tense
taktubu
ﺗَﻜﺘُﺐُ
she - present tense
I
katabtu
ﻛَﺘَﺒﺖُ
I - past tense
'aktubu
ﺃَﻛﺘُﺐُ
I - present tense